Immaculate Perception

oldmainer

When I was a manager, the task that I disliked more then any other was preparing the annual performance appraisals of my employees. Each year, I would struggle to make pertinent comments while showing compassion.  That was not always as easy as it would appear.  Sometimes I  would find myself entertaining a mental  comment unbecoming a manager, but instead would carefully phrase it so the issue was addressed tactfully but hopefully, the criticism was constructive.

 I am retired now, so I have more latitude.  As such, I am putting together a few suggestions of what the manager says and what he/she would like to say.  Hopefully, this will take some of the mystery out of the review  process.  Here we go.

Manager: This employee struggles to grasp the more basic responsibilities of the position.
Definition: This employee is depriving a village somewhere of an idiot.

Manager: This employee should seek opportunities outside…

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About oldmainer

I am retired and live in southern Maine with my wife and two dogs. I started Oldmainer .wordpress.com as an outlet for my occasional opinions and random observations, with some poetry thrown in. I welcome anyone that wants to kick back and join me here on the porch, exploring all the gifts we have been given and the memories collected. Thanks for stopping by.
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