Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Work Choices Reading

My mind maps: the shorter one had less cons.
I'm involved in a new project at work, and had to make a decision about someone to collaborate with on it.  It's nice that, for this, I get to choose who I work with.  However, it's also an added pressure:  like hiring and firing people, which I've never much liked.  Having to tell people when they haven't gotten the job isn't quite like firing them, but I still find it tough.

Anyhow, having placed the job ad, received and looked through about 40 applications for the role, and narrowed it down to a short-list of 8, then having interviewed two, I had a choice to make, and someone to disappoint.  I slept on the choice, and then got up and made mind-maps on the pros and cons of the two candidates.  By that point, I was pretty clear on who I was going to choose.  Still, I decided to see what the cards (or my subconscious) would have to say on the subject...

The person I won't work with.
I drew two cards for each person from the Tarot of the Sidhe (Schiffer, 2011), to represent a pro and a con of working with each of them.  For the person I'd decided against, I got Dreamer Three (Three of Swords) as the pro.  Working with them would mean I don't have to hurt their feelings...

For the con, I got Warrior Seven: it would feel like a bit of a battle, constantly having to check up on them and maybe fight with them over what they think is right (this person admitted to sometimes trying to get their own way even when it went against their brief!).  So, working with them might make my job harder in a number of ways.

Let's hope we can get the balance right.
For the person who I had decided to go with, I got the Warrior Queen (Queen of Wands) as a pro.  She's definitely incredibly creative and inspiring, with quite strong ideas, but also an openness to others.  In many ways, I also see in this that we will be two peas-in-a-pod working on this project together.  

As for cons, the High Priestess suggests that, like me, she may sometimes be headstrong, following her own intuition.  However, it also says that I'll have to trust my intuition in how to deal with her, remembering our similarities.  I also read it as saying that I should fall back on my intuition, step back into a place of quiet and calm to assess what is going on if she's overwhelming me a little with her Warrior Queen traits. 

I hope it all works out, and I'm also looking forward to the process...

10 comments:

  1. It's always difficult to let someone down. but in this case it's just part of the job, so to speak, and nothing personal. Remarkable that the cards fluidly follow you intuition about these people. :)

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    1. Yeah, I know it's just part of the job. Still, this is why I've always tried to avoid management roles - I don't find this kind of thing easy, even when I know it's not personal. And yes, the cards echoed my thoughts, and also brought some additional insights :)

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  2. It sounds like you are well on your way. :)

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    1. Yes, that's one of the hard parts done. The next bit is the easy, fun bit, then there'll be a tricky bit as the project draws to a close and I look at the next steps. Still, fun overall :)

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  3. I think the reading reflected your choice well. Good luck!

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    1. Thanks, MM. So far, it seems to be working out well :)

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  4. I wonder what they'd think, if they knew you consulted the Tarot to confirm your choice lol ;) But it's great to see how well your reading worked. Good luck with your new employee ;)

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    1. Hee hee, well, I won't tell if you don't :D

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  5. Seems like your cards agree with you!

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    1. They agreed, but also amplified some things. I hadn't thought about the difficulties of working with someone similar to myself... And although the first person had mentioned her headstrongness, I hadn't really factored that into my mind map considerations. So, interesting to see the additional perspectives the cards brought out :)

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