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I'm A Solid Contributor

I just had my performance evaluation today. In IBM land, the rating scheme is

1 - Extraordinary
2+ - Above Average
2 - Average / Solid Contributor
3 - Below Average
4 - You're A Dumb-Ass

This year, I was rated a 2 - solid contributor. While I would maybe have liked to have received a 2+ rating, I can accept the 2 rating because I partied really hard in 2004 and took the focus away from working hard to balacing work and life, which has come to mean not so many 65 hour weeks (although plenty of cancelled vacations and such). So I am content with the Average rating because I was not willing to do more.

In 2005, so far, this will be different. I must over-achieve because technically my assignment is coming to an end and I need to show that I am worth the money (I know I am, but they need to believe that I am and not just feel that I am).

I said that 2005 would be a year of changes...I will make it so! ;-)

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malte
Jan. 13th, 2005 05:11 pm (UTC)
Well if you have to do 65-hour weeks to get over a 2, I'm glad I'm not working there...
rcornelius
Jan. 14th, 2005 07:31 pm (UTC)
I want a typical swedish in at 08.30 and out by 16.30 to play bandy and pick up the kids job as well dammit ;-)
artkouros
Jan. 13th, 2005 05:58 pm (UTC)
this reminds me of the rating system at my old job.

Meets Expectations

Exceeds Expectations

Really really really exceeds expectations
rcornelius
Jan. 14th, 2005 07:30 pm (UTC)
Yeah..along the slogan...the beating will continue until morality improves ;-)
akrodha
Jan. 14th, 2005 02:44 pm (UTC)
65 hours is almost twice as much as the standard German workweek! And to think that they're rabidly against reintroducing the 40-hour workweek...
rcornelius
Jan. 14th, 2005 07:29 pm (UTC)
You know...I actually REDUCED my workload...imagine how much I used to work before?

Hee hee..it comes with the territory I suppose...they can't justify the expense if I don't work hard...
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