Kyle (my Creative Director + boss) took Ron and I out for lunch at Elbert. It's this really fancy steak house and I felt super under dressed.... Hahaha. Anyways, it was a good lunch. Kyle asked Ron and I how we were and all. We opened up about some concerns, but nothing we can't change. Other than the delicious meal, the conversations were good and hopeful. After lunch, it was time for the 1-on-1s and this was when I opened up to Kyle about my status at Gobo. I've only been with his company for roughly 5 months, so there are still so much to learn (especially the culture of the company), however, I am proud to say that I'm adapting quite well. I've hit a few bumps here and there, but I knew I had to fix those or my experience with Gobo will be awful - that's something I really do not want.
Okay, so the evaluation was good and fair. I felt the concern and care on my bosses end. I felt safe to speak up and really voice out my concerns. I felt appreciated and respected. When he brought up the things I needed to work on, he did it in a way that was very respectful and professional. It was very easy to understand where we was coming from and I like that because I did feel like I can bring up some issues with him. He expounded on things and I also appreciated that. It gave me a better understanding on how to approach things without coming out like a know it all or snob. So, in short, I appreciate my boss for being kind.
This 1-on-1 made me see what kind of company I'm part of and I like it. No, I LOVE IT. I'm proud of how they built this company despite the short-comings Kyle stated. Over-all, the experience is good and I hope I can be better and offer more help.
The past weeks have been a little tough for me, so I'm glad this conversation happened. It arrived at the right time. I hope I can improve and find my place in the company.