||[Aug. 10th, 2007|02:58 pm]
I have signed a contract for a two week temporary position starting on Monday. I need to contact Centrelink and advise them about this.
I have received a response from HIH Insurance regarding the information they hold about me - concentrating on "negative feedback".
Seemingly this relates to a glowing reference provided in the year 2005 where it was noted that I have superb system skills and have the ability to achieve results in 3 days instead of the customary 4 days on account of the fact I tend to concentrate on work rather than discussing what I may have done during the weekend. It has been reported that other people did not respond positively to a person who was a) highly skilled and motivated and b) achieved results that they couldn't. In fact Brian was so impressed with my efficiency that when it came to a decision whether I should be rehired he rehired me on the spot.
This is negative feedback ?
It would appear that what HIH Insurance would prefer are people who chatter about their private life during working hours. (sigh)
If called upon in the future to provide a reference I have it in my hands. It says that I am work orientated and driven by the desire to achieve results - which is pretty much what the reference given to me by Reader's Digest in 1996 says.
Are those who of us in this country who achieve results in the workplace to be condemned to the scrapheap on account of their efficiency and intelligence ?
On Monday I commence a two week contract with one of the free to air television networks for the very reasons given above.
HIH Insurance have provided this glowing reference entirely free of charge despite the fact that they are entitled under the Privacy Act to charge a fee for the report.