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Britt Griswold <[log in to unmask]>
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Wed, 4 Nov 1998 13:48:35 -0500
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 My supervisor didn't even have a
basic working understanding of what it takes to do my job...I
didn't get mad, I got busy looking for ways to help her with this
as I had never realized the depth of non-comprehension on the
upperlings' part. When she became my boss 3 years back and
told me not to bother with monthly reports to 'save time and
paper' I never dreamed that this would cost *me* down the road.

But the bosses can't know what is going on without pertinent
info and so I am reinstating the montly report. This is an area
where my male peers would have been more vigilant all along
I believe....I was churning out the work, focusing intently on
my scientist customers..making sure they were taken care of
and assuming my bosses were taking care of me.....Only, they

I don't know if it is a man thing or an artist thing.  I think I would find
myself in the same boat as you Jaynie.  But working for a beltway bandit
has definately been a useful experience.  I now have to do monthly reports
on the number of jobs handled and the highlights of my work for the month.
I would definately let that slip if it was just me, and I would be wrong to
do so.  It is the only way I would feel comfortable tooting my own horn.
And it provides the list you need to back up salery requests.

....."*artists* who
also demonstrate a high level of technical proficiency,
resourcefulness and problem-solving capacity"....

That is the key when describing your accomplishments.
I saw a listing at one of the large CA Universities that listed salery
ranges for Staff Artists.

Started at $33,000 and went up to $50,000.


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