Yoli's World

Monday, July 31, 2006

Taking full responsibility for my actions

Lat week I was asked to send out the AICC with another intern whose job is to send out the mailing list. I told myself that it was her job to send out thing like invitations, newsletter reports and so on so let me let her do her job. After a couple of minutes I am called in to the CEO’s office and get reprimanded for doing sending out a cover note without closure.

I was very upset and not to mention embarrassed because in the first place it was my first time sending out the Newsletter and I did not know how it was done. I apologised to my CEO and promised that it will never happen again. I kept telling myself that it is her fault because it was her job to send out things to the clients who are in our mailing list and she should have known better. When I got home I reassessed the situation and discovered it was really my fault because I am the one who is responsible for the Newsletter and I should have made sure that it was sent out the proper way. Besides I also have to find out how our database works so that in future when I am asked to send out something like an invitation and so on I know how to do it. Therefore I am taking full responsibility for the carelessness.

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Research about the DRC

These days I feel as though I have purpose in life, compared to six months ago. My CEO asked me to put together a research about a mining company that was involved in aiding rebels in DRC. I am very pleased about this challenge and I have already started reading extensively about the situation in the DRC. My challenge is to produce a properly put together research that will impress my CEO. By the way I have received a good response about the AICC newsletter and I am very proud of myself.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Stupid mistakes

Finally the newsletter for July is done and completed, but this does not lighten my work load, especially now that one of our interns has completed her internship and went back home to Canada. It was a pleasure knowing her, she was a hard working person who strived for perfection and I must say I learned a lot from her even though I worked with her for only six weeks. I must say I am enjoying the challenges that I get here at the AICC even though sometimes I feel like most of the mistakes I make are very stupid and unnecessary. For example I was supposed to send out the newsletter as an attachment, at the end of the email I forgot to put the closure in or should I say the AICC signature I was very upset with myself for being so careless, but hey the damage is already done.

Thursday, July 06, 2006


I was very honoured to attend the workshop on Sustainability Reporting with my CEO. He subsequently asked to write a report on that so that it can be sent to the relevant parties. I was nervous because I don’t trust myself; I guess everybody knows that by now.

In any way the workshop went fine and it was very interesting. The report is not out yet but any one who is interested in the outcomes of the workshop or the report should email me and I will send it to them.