Had my required face-to-face meeting with Head #3 today. When I got to her door at the arranged time, she was in a meeting, and I had to wait thirty minutes until she was free.
The meeting was surprisingly brief. This was the sum total of what was said:
Head #3: "How long have you been here at Prestigious, Chance?"
Me: "This will be my fourth full year."
H3: "And you love it, don't you? I can tell."
Me: "Yes, I do."
H3: "Well, here's what I know about you: You were on Quiz Show!."
Me: "That's it? That's what you know about me?"
H3, all beatific smiles: "Yes."
(What, no "You're widely respected"? No "Everyone is amazed at what a good job you do"? How about "You have a good resume"?)
Me: "Well, I did lose."
H3: "But just being on it is terrific." [pause] "Well, I just want you to know my door is always open if you need anything." [Stands up.]
And that was it. I was on Quiz Show!, I seem to be enjoying myself at work, and the Head's door is always open unless she's in a meeting during the time you're scheduled to see her.