Tuesday, October 03, 2006

The Learning Curve

At most jobs I have had, I have caught on fairly quickly. This new job is proving more difficult than I had anticipated. There is a high learning curve. I'm doing things I've never done before. There are lots of different accounts to deal with and I have to learn how to enter things into ledgers and to process purchase orders. I'm slowly getting it. But I feel like I have to ask a lot of questions. And I worry that I am not getting it fast enough. I will probably start learning cataloging soon so I want to be sure that I have receiving and invoicing pretty well down. It is frustrating for me to go from being the person who knows everything (like at my last job where I had five years of accumulated knowledge) to being the person who knows nothing and has to ask tons of questions.


Ellen said...

Just bring in doughnuts one day and they'll answer any question you have.

Genevieve said...

I don't think they expect you to know everything right away. I never mind if people ask me questions. I'd rather get asked questions than have to re-do someone's bad work. (true story.)

or, do what Ellen says.