This is how men do it.

Part 42: The annual appraisal.

My boss: So, all going ok?
Me: Sure – you happy with what I’m doing?
My boss: Yup, questions?
Me: Nope.
My boss: Good, more money?
Me: Yes please.
My boss: Done.

14 thoughts on “This is how men do it.

  1. Wow. I wish.

    Around these parts there is no annual appraisal and any time you want to approach the topic of a raise, like to say “you know it’s funny, I haven’t had one in 3 years..” you get a speech about how things are tight and the economy and blah blah.

    My last raise was in 2007. I do not expect to get another one, ever.

    1. Well previously I only ever got a raise when I applied for another job and they realised I was going to leave – it’s a bit of a surprise even if it’s just a small increase!

  2. Wow. I wish.

    Around these parts there is no annual appraisal and any time you want to approach the topic of a raise, like to say “you know it’s funny, I haven’t had one in 3 years..” you get a speech about how things are tight and the economy and blah blah.

    My last raise was in 2007. I do not expect to get another one, ever.

    1. Well previously I only ever got a raise when I applied for another job and they realised I was going to leave – it’s a bit of a surprise even if it’s just a small increase!

  3. *stink-eye of envy*

    You’re one lucky man. This corporate minion not only had to suffer through a full-on performance review (goals achieved and new goals set for the next 12 months, which sucks enough on its own); no, she was also told, 3 days later, by company-wide email from the CEO, that there would be a zero increase in salaries and no bonuses this year because of Teh Economy. The email went on to explain why it was still important to have the annual performance reviews, but I’d already hit the delete button, together with about 1,700 other annoyed employees… So the reason for this stupid, goddamn, no-good performance sh— stuff will be lost to the world forever.

    Anyway, what I was trying to say was: I can has your boss, plz? ;)

    1. ;0) Fortunately we won the Booker last year so we’ve bucked the trend and still made some money this year!

      As for the performance review, well that kinda shows how I’d never manage to work for a big corportation for long – I hear my wife’s stories about the 14 page assessment she has to fill out with development and goals etc and don’t think I’d ever get promoted. I’d get bored and sarcastic on the form!

      1. Good LORD 14 pages. That sounds even worse than our “pick a personal achievement goal in each of the following categories: 1) health and safety, 2)—” WTF? My goal is not to get injured…in the…er, office?

        ;) Like I said, lucky you! And well done, too!

  4. *stink-eye of envy*

    You’re one lucky man. This corporate minion not only had to suffer through a full-on performance review (goals achieved and new goals set for the next 12 months, which sucks enough on its own); no, she was also told, 3 days later, by company-wide email from the CEO, that there would be a zero increase in salaries and no bonuses this year because of Teh Economy. The email went on to explain why it was still important to have the annual performance reviews, but I’d already hit the delete button, together with about 1,700 other annoyed employees… So the reason for this stupid, goddamn, no-good performance sh— stuff will be lost to the world forever.

    Anyway, what I was trying to say was: I can has your boss, plz? ;)

    1. ;0) Fortunately we won the Booker last year so we’ve bucked the trend and still made some money this year!

      As for the performance review, well that kinda shows how I’d never manage to work for a big corportation for long – I hear my wife’s stories about the 14 page assessment she has to fill out with development and goals etc and don’t think I’d ever get promoted. I’d get bored and sarcastic on the form!

      1. Good LORD 14 pages. That sounds even worse than our “pick a personal achievement goal in each of the following categories: 1) health and safety, 2)—” WTF? My goal is not to get injured…in the…er, office?

        ;) Like I said, lucky you! And well done, too!

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