Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Tomorrow I have a very important lunch meeting. My team of 8 has been asked to have lunch with the three directors of our agency. A total of 600ish people work there, and it's really a honor to be asked to lunch. It can be a great opportunity for my career.
I'm finding it stressful for several reasons. First, there's the obvious issue of food. It's a catered thing, so I don't really have to worry about ordering, but I also don't have control of what is served. I know to be reasonable about portions, and make whatever good choices I can. But the idea of no control is stressful to me---I like to plan more consistently.
Also, the fact that it's a "big" meeting is difficult for me. I'm a fairly passive person, and while I'm pretty good at my job, I mostly prefer to be left alone at it. I get along really well with my team and my boss, and I am comfortable with them. Other people, especially important people, frighten me. I'm constantly terrified that I'll offend someone and get fired.
Anyway, fingers crossed that I do ok on all counts.