Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 64: Untouchable!

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April 2nd, 2013

Waking up this morning was so difficult! My body ached in places I didn’t know existed. And it wasn’t a picnic for Patrick either, who was tempted to call in sick at work. But after I screamed and ranted about who would drive me to work, he had to change his mind. I wish I could also call in sick, but alas…it was appraisal day today. I was scheduled to fill my self-appraisal form this morning, and later in the day, would have a sit-down with my boss, for the main one.

To be honest, I wasn’t nervous about the appraisal itself…well, not anymore. I knew I had done enough to get a reasonable score…one I could defend if my ED tries any stunts. What bogged me the most was feeling so tired, which wasn’t surprising after the very hectic weekend.

Getting to work, I had to laugh at the marked difference in the atmosphere, compared to Thursday, when everyone was gay and merry. Today, facial expressions were stoic and serious, and everyone moved around with an exaggerated sense of purpose. I felt like laughing at them. Na today their own eye service dey start?! Jokers!

Launching the Self-Appraisal form, I filled it as confidently as I could. It was in years past that I would give myself average scores, thinking it was rude to score myself too high, and hopeful that my boss would upgrade my score. For where?! If I scored myself lower than what any of my previous bosses, and even this one, thought, all they would do would be to ask why the low score, feebly outline my strengths in that area, but would end up agreeing with my low score, especially if “that was the way I felt!”. And for the other areas, where they might have scored me a 6 for something I had scored myself 5, the score would become 4, like joke like joke! So now, I score high!!! Only 8 and 9 scores for me oh! The lowest they can mark me down to is a 6…no be so?!

The minute I clicked the Send button, I felt such a huge wave of relief, knowing it was no longer in my hands. I had done my part, and whatever would be…well, would be!

Going for lunch, Ebika walked past me, her nose still in the air. Na wa oh. As she passed me, her perfume almost picked me up and threw me out the window. It was that strong. Looking at her, I observed how good she looked. Her bobo is really stepping her up, I won’t lie. Well, that’s her luck…and her lookout. I wish things hadn’t turned out the way they did with us, as I was just starting to really like her, but these things happen. So, I wish her all the best.

An hour after lunch, I was seated in front of my boss, and observed her smile, as she saw all my high scores.

“Faith!!! You and these your high marks!” she exclaimed.

“Don’t you agree with them, Ma?” I asked, in my most innocent expression.

She didn’t answer, but kept scrolling, still with a smile on her face. Then scrolling right back to the beginning, we started reviewing each performance index, point by point, and I was pleasantly surprised to see that she agreed with almost all my high scores, and even upgraded one of my 8s to a 9! In the end, I got the highest score I have ever gotten in all my years working here…an 89%!!!

“Faith, you have really impressed me with your work ethic…especially this past quarter,” my boss commended, when we were done. “I have to be honest to say I was worried when I found out you were pregnant, and had braced myself to take up the bulk of your tasks. But not only have you kept on doing your job, and doing it excellently, you have even helped me with some of mine as well! You have become someone I can truly depend on! An invaluable member of my team!” then with a sly smirk, added “If not for all the days you have taken off, you would have probably scored above 90%!”

I couldn’t believe it! I had hoped for good, but hadn’t expected fantastic!!! WOW!!!

I walked on clouds for the rest of the day, buoyed by the assurance that, with that kind of a high score, nobody, not even Madam ED, could do anything to hurt me!

I’m untouchable!

 

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Catch up on Faith’s story here:

  1. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 1: BFP
  2. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 2: Lukewarm Response
  3. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 3: The Struggle
  4. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 4: Tricked
  5. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 5: Keeping her man
  6. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 6: Men are so annoying!
  7. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 7: Bleeding
  8. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 8: The 9 Week Mark
  9. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 9: Festive
  10. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 10: The Holiday
  11. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 11: This thing called love
  12. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 12: The Pregnancy Glow
  13. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 13: The Baby & The Bobo
  14. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 14: Wahala
  15. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 15: The Abortion
  16. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 16: A Good Man
  17. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 17: Joy…and Pain
  18. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 18: Hostage
  19. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 19: Ammunition
  20. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 20: Famzing
  21. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 21: Stress Relief
  22. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 22: Diana
  23. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 23: Bestos
  24. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 24: The Miscarriage 
  25. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 25: In God’s Hands
  26. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 26: Crossing the line
  27. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 27: Last Minute Packing
  28. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 28: Ex-Girlfriend
  29. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 29: Not just friends
  30. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 30: Fight for him
  31. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 31: Faded Beauty
  32. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 32: Holiday Glow
  33. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 33: The Proposals 
  34. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 34: Baby Kicks
  35. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 35: Celebration Dinner
  36. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 36: Rainbow Baby
  37. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 37: Lunch with the girls
  38. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 38: Wedding Season
  39. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 39: Mama Patrick
  40. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 40: Misplaced Love
  41. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 41: Okafor’s Law
  42. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 42: Forgiveness
  43. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 43: Get it over with
  44. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 44: Family Meeting
  45. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 45: The Goof
  46. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 46: Worship
  47. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 47: Gender
  48. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 48: The Introduction
  49. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 49: Messy
  50. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 50: Passionate Love
  51. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 51: Instagram Drama
  52. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 52: 21 Weeks
  53. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 53: Oppressed
  54. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 54: Age is just a number
  55. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 55: Legally Together
  56. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 56: Monkey on my back
  57. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 57: Your secret is safe with me
  58. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 58: Spring in my step
  59. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 59: Level don change
  60. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 60: It’s my time
  61. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 61: Drama and Baby Kicks
  62. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 62: Love, Joy, Fear
  63. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 63: Owerri

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