My manager is away this week and into the next. Which means peace and quiet - but a lot of work to get done. Australia Day this Wednesday and I have my interview on Friday. Ooooooh fingers crossed it's positive.
I'm testing the junior we have in here at the moment - she has not really displayed any outstanding listening or direction following skills, which is beginning to really get on my wick. Especially because when i was her age (21) I had already been working as a designer for 2 years and I had learnt really quickly, work hard and listen to your seniors. She has this air of arrogance about her, which is hilarious for me to say because I can be the same - but the difference is, she is yet to cotton on that she is a junior with no experience, none at all. I am still under the impression I have so much to learn, with almost 7 years passed.
So anyways, her job list tomorrow is written out. Test one - to see how she takes written direction. This is not obsolete either. It's a big part of our job reading design guides and style sheets that have to be followed 100%. So, test two - to see if she's open to that. Also, she has a nasty little habit of spending way too much time surfing the internet during work hours. She works two days a week for 7 hours with a 1 hr lunch break - she should not be on the internet unless it's for work. She takes her time with jobs a bit, things that she should have done in an hour or two (how do I know this? Because I've been there, done that). She'll casually mention she didn't get something done at the end of the day, when I have asked her that it had to be done - and by any chance she couldn't, to tell me. So this job list I have for her - she has 1 day to complete it. She will, if she works hard and focuses.
So it's but kicking time. The other girls have no patience with her, and find her too frustrating to deal with sometimes. So I have to crack down.
She actually sat there once, for over an hour surfing the next, after her hour lunch break - I asked her, "Have you finished X job?". She said "Yes." I asked, "When?" and she replied, before lunch. So I asked, "So, what are you working on now?" And she replied, "Nothing."
She's not shy. Don't think she was too frightened to pip up that she had finished her work. She laughed at me! You could almost see the steam come from my ears.
We'll be hiring a full time mid-weight soon, so we