Review time!

Posted on 04/04/2006. Filed under: Work |

So, I came in to work yesterday and the supervisor said “Allie, as soon as things settle down we need to talk.”  I felt suddenly self-conscious and wondered “Did I do something wrong?”  I was a little nervous that maybe I’d made a mistake or inadvertantly done something I shouldn’t have but I couldn’t think of a thing I had done wrong.  Things were rather busy for a while and after a bit I found out that our Human Resources department was pestering her for the reviews she was supposed to have turned in already (mine being one of them).  While that relaxed me because I now knew why she wanted to talk to me, it didn’t fully relax me because I wasn’t sure how my review would go.  She also said she had “another matter” to talk to me about… *yikes* maybe I wasn’t off the hook after all.

Finally the time came for my review and the ‘other matter’ and I was pleasantly surprised to find she gave me an “excellent” rating  and had wanted to give me an “outstanding” rating, but the store manager (who doesn’t work with me at all) said “you can’t give that rating, there is always room for improvement”.  I was just pleased at everything she had to say about my dedication, pleasant manner, customer service, etc…  Of course none of this will make a huge difference for my paycheck (seeing that my company NEVER gives more than a .50¢ raise per year) but still, it’s nice to know that your boss appreciates your work.

The other matter turned out to be a switch in schedules with her, so I wind up getting this saturday off in exchange for working this friday.  I was more than happy to tell her I’d do it, since this gives me a full weekend to box things up for my move.

Between the great review at work, my new apartment, and dating a wonderful man I’m practically on cloud 9.  Now all I need to do is get my car fixed up and I’ll be all set.

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Grats on the good review, and POO POO on not getting an outstanding—A boss who won’t “ever” give that out is a boss who needs improvement themselves!

Thanks 🙂 I would agree with you on the boss who won’t “ever” give an outstanding review to anyone. My direct supervisor (who is the one who did my review was not happy about having to change it to appease the store manager. The department manager (our head Pharmacist) was fine with the review the way she had it the first time. The issue with the store manager is he doesn’t want to give out a full pay increase to anyone, which I think stinks considering the fact it can’t be more than an extra .50¢ an hour, which doesn’t work out to much for the company, but it is up to $80 more a month for the employee (since we can only work 40 hours & no overtime).

Still, it must have burned the store manager’s buns that my management team was REALLY happy with me, since he has a distinct dislike for me (can’t figure out why unless he hates people who are cheerful and hard working *shrugs*)

I can’t imagine anyone disliking you. *devilish grin*

Keep up the good work!

Thank you for the compliment. People do dislike me on occasion, though in this case I wonder if it’s because I’m not interested in him… or maybe it’s because I’m cheerful when he’s all stressed out *shrugs*


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