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The importance of housekeeping


Poor old Sisyphus. Condemned to forever push a boulder up a hill for no purpose other than to have it roll back down, then start the whole pointless laborious task all over again. The worst aspect of appraisal is the way it ruins your whole year. Once it’s done there is enormous relief, tempered by the thought that it’s coming around again soon. You promise that this year you will keep everything logged as you go along, as you always promise, but as usual it never happens. Then at Easter or Summer Holidays there is that nagging feeling that it’s coming soon, always planting a dark cloud on your horizon. Then with a month to go comes the blind panic, looking for Mickey Mouse online fluff, any old lecture, inventing some tripe about last year’s PDP. And then there is the week locked away from family trying to upload certificates and writing utterly meaningless twaddle “reflections” on a meeting you barely remember, inventing PDPs that will require the least work, then submitting the whole pile of rubbish to an appraiser who probably looks at barely any of it. And then the whole sorry, meaningless,infuriating, infantilising, evidence-free, colossal waste of time starts all over again. We are all Dr Sisyphus.

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28 Aug 2018

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