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Week 9 - Appraisal jealously
"A lot has been
made in the office of the results of the appraisal.
Although management didn’t make available the results of everyone else’s
appraisals, it’s easy to get a sense for who did
well and who didn’t. And I can tell that the guys on the table
next to ours didn’t do at all well. And obviously Malcolm, Sandra and Sharon
did worse than me. I didn’t realise how much worse though!
I informed them of my promotion and pay rise level during the first of
my new team motivational meetings which I
have decided to implement (at last their letting me use something I learnt
in my degree!). Malcolm makes this wise crack about my pay rise that was
very derogatory, even though he pretended it was a joke, and the girls all
laugh it up. It would have been nice to have a bit of support from William,
the manager, but he actually joined in! It’s that sort of
lack of professionalism that I aim to stamp
out with my motivational meetings that will focus on a more customer-centric
approach to our interdivisional communication.
meeting was interrupted somewhat when Sandra began
to eat a Crunchie, announcing that it was the first Crunchie
she’d had for ages. No sooner had she said that, she’d over enthusiastically
opened the packet with too much force (probably trying to impress Malcolm),
and bits of Crunchie went all over the table. When Sharon shouted “there’s
Crunchie everywhere!”, their hysterics became too much and that
was the beginning of the end to the meeting unfortunately.
It was a regrettable start to my new team meeting implementation, I guess
they’re all a bit jealous that I have been fast-tracked above them even
though they’ve all been working there a lot longer
than I have!"