I am a dot my i’s and cross my t’s kind of gal, so it is no wonder why I was put on this most recent and tedious duty. There are about 200 employees in the district and I have been tasked to go through each and every file and make sure that all of them have the necessary forms and that they are dated and signed by all parties, etc.
For most people this would seem monotonous but I don’t mind it mostly because I know that it will make my job easier when in the future I have to update files and I will already know if we have the most current transcript or evaluation or job description. I liken it to having a clean work area or supply closet. When I first began working for the district the supply closet was a horrendous mess. I had difficulty finding even the most basic supplies, like pads of paper or markers, without digging around and climbing over items. It was a dirty task and nobody wanted to do it.
Knowing that all of our time was valuable, and not wanting to waste my time searching for needed items, I took it upon myself to spend an afternoon and clean up the closet. It was a good decision because now I, as well as everyone else, can go in there and grab whatever is needed in mere seconds.
So I will spend a few mornings going through files and compiling lists knowing that it isn’t all for naught.