I had a bit of a fight with my boss this past week.
It was time for my annual review at the hardware store and it turns out that I am a worse employee than I was a year ago.
Not demonstrably worse, you understand, just worse on the "I'm the boss and I say so" scale.
Like most employee evaluations, this one was riddled with the inexplicable.
For instance, why are there ratings from 1 to 5, in areas where the boss says no one can get a five?
Me: Why did I get a four for attendance? I had perfect attendance.
Her: How do you "greatly exceed" average attendance? Perfect attendance is exceeds expectations, which is a four.
Me: By not missing any days?
Her: That's a four.
Me: Why is there a five on the form?
Her: You can't get a five.
In the end, I got the boss to admit that she downgraded me because she had orders from the owner to limit the raises this year due to slow sales.
Had she opened our session with that information, the whole process would have gone smoothly. Instead, she spent three-fourths of the time trying to justify her appraisal, meaning, I spent three-fourths of the time giving her grief about it.
Things in this blog represented to be fact, may or may not actually be true. The writer is frequently wrong, sometimes just full of it, but always judgmental and cranky