Being a Good VISTA

Hi Everybody,

This is my first post actual first post. Lots has happened to me including a few trips and two moves. I've marked a time to write my update on Google Calendar, so I'll make it a point to pump those reports out.

My work is going crazy. I have the tasks that I'm assigned to including client intake for our programs and developing new content for our new site that will be coming out in the near future. The thing I don't like are all of the loose threads of other ideas/projects that I've had to both take up and drop. Recent developments, including my supervisor recently leaving, will definitely restructure my duties. This situation reminds me of when I used to work at a restaurant. There you had to know how to multitask and know your priorities. Here, it's the same, but also different.

I'm still getting an idea about this organization and how it functions. Being away from the center of has definitely let me work more independently. (It's definitely a testament to my work ethic.) Unfortunately, it's also made me unsure about the specifications my coworkers accept out of me since a skype message or phone call is much different than an in-person check. I have since learned to care less not about the quality of the work but about what other people think.

But, I'm finally getting settled in. I have an office. I'm getting business cards made as I write. Most of my Americorps benefits are in order. Things are going well, but I promise to go into more detail later.

Good to Be Back,

Comment from Kevin Palmer on October 29, 2007 - 11:44am

Hey Karl, Good to hear things are settling down. Quick question: Have you been assigned an interim or new supervisor by grassroots?