And from there, stay engaged by checking in with her on an ongoing basis, offering updates, and giving her chances for input. ” But you’ll make it easier for both of you if you say, “Here’s the situation with X. Start a conversation with “In retrospect, I wish I had ___” or “Next time, I’m going to ___.” Your boss will be impressed that you’re thinking this way – plus you’ll be doing part of her job for her. Rather than focusing on things that you can’t do much about (like a manager who regularly cancels your weekly meeting), think about what you do (such as saying, “I know you’re really busy, but can I talk to your assistant and get 10 minutes on your calendar? But if your boss ultimately picks a different route or sticks to her different opinion, it’s helpful to have reasonably thick skin. Listen to feedback with an open mind, and don’t get defensive.
I’ve thought about A, B, and C, and I think we should do C because ___. Don’t take things personally, and keep your ego out of it. It’s fine to disagree, but do it in a non-defensive way. The way I was looking at it was ___.” And remember, you’re not in a courtroom and your manager isn’t looking to you to defend yourself. Your boss is human, so there may be times when she is grumpy, frustrated, or stressed out, or when she would appreciate hearing that she handled something well. Stay on top of things, ensure your boss only has to tell you something once, don’t let things fall through the cracks, and generally be someone she can rely on.
Related #2: FWIW the description of the bodies involved in the Roswell Jul-1947 incident, from the disputed testimony of Glenn Dennis (story): Travis Walton exiting saucer, led outside by a "fine built human, in a tight-fitting bright blue suit" (artist re-creation). I looked around to discover that, although I was outside that dim, humid craft, I was not out-of-doors. The ceiling was sectioned into alternating rectangles of dark metal and those that gave off light.
Elizabeth "Betty" Francis (née Hofstadt, formerly Draper; January Jones) is the ex-wife of Don Draper (who affectionately called her "Betts," or on occasion "Birdy") and mother of their three children, Sally, Bobby, and Gene.
Her family home was in Elkins Park, Pa., and she graduated from Bryn Mawr College. She is the archetypal dissatisfied 1960s housewife, who dutifully turned her back on her education and professional career (as a model) to become a homemaker.
Peter "Pete" Campbell (Vincent Kartheiser) is an ambitious young account executive whose father-in-law controls the advertising for Clearasil, a Sterling Cooper account.
Born with a silver spoon in his mouth, he becomes more competitive with Don as the series progresses, and ultimately becomes a partner of Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce.