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Vanity - Anyone have to do Performance Goals and assesment for their job (Professionals)
N/A | 12/2/2009 | Me

Posted on 12/02/2009 10:59:32 AM PST by CarmichaelPatriot

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1 posted on 12/02/2009 10:59:32 AM PST by CarmichaelPatriot
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To: TPluth
I am print production manager at a libertarian think tank and we get to write our own performance reviews. My advice is to be as positive you can be. Write yourself a good review.

Hope this helps.

2 posted on 12/02/2009 11:02:23 AM PST by GSWarrior
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To: TPluth

Just suck it up, play the game, and write down the standard crap. No need to make waves.


3 posted on 12/02/2009 11:02:42 AM PST by the_devils_advocate_666
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To: TPluth

As a software application developer, I resemble your situation.


4 posted on 12/02/2009 11:03:24 AM PST by LiteKeeper (When do the impeachment proceedings begin?)
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To: TPluth
I have to do the same thing, both for myself and the people that wok for me. I look at them as does the manager and VP of operations. Being Sarcastic is not the way to go.

If you have issues with the training bring it up in a paositive light that more training in the field you are working in would make you more profitable for the company.

As long as your goals and quality are good for the company you might see some change in how they react to your review.

5 posted on 12/02/2009 11:04:09 AM PST by sniper63 (Silent and stealthy - one shot - one kill)
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To: TPluth

I am working on mine today. Got about 80% complete this year. Picked up additional locations on west coast and not able to complete personal development portion due to time. Be cautious on your comments, as this tight job market will create a tighter focus on such as this.


6 posted on 12/02/2009 11:04:34 AM PST by jb257mag
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To: TPluth

Google all that stuff and cut and paste away. Then drink a beer, knowing that management has plans, and an H1-B will be breathing down your neck soon. Be thankfull you didn’t get a raise, they’d fire you then.


7 posted on 12/02/2009 11:05:14 AM PST by central_va ( http://www.15thvirginia.org/)
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To: TPluth
yep. twice a year. goals, training, etc.

it seems like a pain, but in the end I'm glad it's required.

8 posted on 12/02/2009 11:05:31 AM PST by SGCOS
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To: TPluth

“Any thoughts? I wonder if anyone other than my direct manager (who is a joke) even looks at this stuff. I’m thinking of being really sarcastic in my entries, just for the heck of it.”

If you want the truth, from what I read, they might be looking for a way to dump you...you hate the company, the policies and the people...why are you there? You wouldn’t exactly be the “team player” that a downsizing organization would want to hang on to...I’d look for something else if I was that miserable...before they dumped me...


9 posted on 12/02/2009 11:05:35 AM PST by jessduntno (Take a minute and watch it: -> http://www.youtube.com./watch?v=uoeuh-EGj7s <-)
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To: TPluth
I have been doing these targets and growths for my team for three years now. Coming into it new the first time I got HR to give me a copy of past targets, growths, goals, etc. then used that as the satring point for each team member.

Change the words a little bit, switch them around from person to person, and use the old ideas, to trigger new ones.

10 posted on 12/02/2009 11:06:17 AM PST by Michael.SF. (At least Hitler got the Olympics for Germany)
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To: TPluth
We do that annually. It is my boss's golden opportunity to kick s^%$ in my face and otherwise humiliate me. It is the only time in the year she says more than 3 sentences to me at once.

In the mean time, I go on doing this job as I did before she got here and it was ‘excellent’ for her predecessor. What's that tell you?

The system we use is bovine excrement and is in NO way constructive or functional. I measures NOTHING except my boss's inimical character. Incessant reprimand passes for supervision here. That's what happens when you get a woman on a power trip for a boss.

11 posted on 12/02/2009 11:06:38 AM PST by SMARTY ("What luck for rulers that men do not think. " Adolph Hitler)
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To: TPluth

Is this really the time and the economy to start acting out? So what you don’t impact directly in the categories. Take the categories and expand on them to impress how you contribute.
Should there be lay offs, do you want to be waving a red flag saying pick me?


12 posted on 12/02/2009 11:06:49 AM PST by IrishCatholic (No local Communist or Socialist Party Chapter? Join the Democrats, it's the same thing!)
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To: TPluth

I have to do this happy happy BS every year. It’s a wink and a nod exercise in pencil whipping.

We did have a very senior employee, with a retired Colonel’s pension who hated it with a passion (had topped out, so why write a review?). The last one he did was a selection of appropriate Dilbert cartoons taped to the paperwork.


13 posted on 12/02/2009 11:06:51 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim (Live jubtabulously!)
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To: TPluth

Training can include conferences, or even reading stuff if it’s for your job.

Training- Attended “Future of C++ as it relates to Labview VI Coding” conference in Las Vegas, read “Fortran is Not Dead” to gain insight in future directions, attended mandatory fire exit safety training”, watched the CEO’s Ethics and You miniseries online,

Even if it sounds like making stuff up to you, blow your own horn as much and as loudly as you can. You are competing with other people and other programmers and the guy who stuffs his assessment full is ahead of the guy who leaves it blank.


14 posted on 12/02/2009 11:07:02 AM PST by DBrow
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To: TPluth

Suck it up. Write up what you’ve done and what you’re doing in the most obtuse, dense corporate-speak you can muster. For the training stuff, write something like, “maintained and developed function-specific knowledge through professional journals, internet resources, and other media.” In other words, you read at least one magazine article, read one web page, and watched one TV show even tangentially related to what you do.


15 posted on 12/02/2009 11:07:07 AM PST by Bubba Ho-Tep ("More weight!"--Giles Corey)
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To: TPluth

See the nov. 22nd dilbert.com strip. As for me, I have to deal with the theme of the nov. 29th strip.

My boss is completely impotent and ineffectual. He seldom if EVER gets back to me. He lets a 27 year old shrew keep his manly objects in her purse. Of course said shrew is jealous of me and hates me (see nov 29th dilbert strip)

I have a self review as well. Basically it’s pointless busy work. OH yeah and I work in IT as well.


16 posted on 12/02/2009 11:07:13 AM PST by AbolishCSEU
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To: LiteKeeper

Take it serious and blow the idiots away.

Make sure that ANY “goal” follows the MMA principle.

Mutually defined. If they “give” you a goal, it is a directive, not a goal.
Attainable: If they say increase revenue by 20% and its only ever grown by 5%, they are idiots.
Measurable: If they want something improved, they should be able to define what that means. A feeling is not measurable. A “I’ll know it when I see it” measurement is good for pornography, but not for a performance review.

The measurement part is usually what fails. That, and ten minutes after the meeting the goals change. And no one looks at them anymore.

I guess you can play the game, but jerking them around is always more fun.

And that is why I work for myself.


17 posted on 12/02/2009 11:07:31 AM PST by Vermont Lt (My wife reads my posts. In case the FBI shows up, we will have cookies.)
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To: TPluth

In today’s job market I don’t think I’d be sarcastic in my comments. Is this for your own job performance? They want you to write a blurb on your goals in those four categories? If so you can freepmail me and I’ll be glad to help with what I do for myself and those on my team that I do reviews for. By the way, be glad your salary will remain flat. Their are a few FReepers, myself included that received more than one pay cut this past year alone.


18 posted on 12/02/2009 11:07:41 AM PST by snippy_about_it (Looking for our Sam Adams)
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To: TPluth
I'm thinking of being really sarcastic in my entries, just for the heck of it.

I find your desire to be the next person fired refreshing. I hope you work in a department of my company, as you are going to be the lightning rod for future job shrinkage, thus doing your part to protect me.

19 posted on 12/02/2009 11:08:08 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (Ram "Health Care Reform" down our throats in '09, and we'll ram it up your @ss in '10.)
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To: CougarGA7

Care to get a couple shots in?


20 posted on 12/02/2009 11:08:14 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim (Live jubtabulously!)
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