Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Day 84 The Surprise Review

I had a performance review. I got to work and there was an email. "Review at 4". Um, OK. It's part of a new thing. Rather than a 90 day review they do one at 30, 60 and 90.

The review went fine. It's not like the previous ones that I had were they were required to mark me badly on something just they could justify not giving me a raise. This was styled more like pass/fail. I passed. To be honest I'd be severely shocked if I failed.

There was a section of the form that I was supposed to fill out. Basically, it was me rating if I felt I was getting enough training and support from the office. I'm pretty self sufficient so it wasn't bad. One of the questions was "Did you get enough praise last week?" How do you answer that without sounding like a 5 year old begging for a compliment? Everybody enjoys being praised when they do some thing well. Who doesn't like hearing that they did a good job? At the same time only the seriously vain will sit in a room say "Your not telling me you like me." It's a job. There will be days that you know that your appreciated and days when you know that you screwed up. I've had some of both.

I put not applicable since I was on vacation last week and wasn't here. That didn't work. They adjusted the question to cover the whole month so I answered the best I could. I wish I had seen the questions earlier so that I could have answers ready, rather than making them up as I sat there.

Overall it went well. At least I have a better idea of what to expect for the next one.