Not my favorite thing, but I guess it’s necessary. I’m certainly thankful that it’s not my job to review others. I’d be a constant bundle of nerves if I had to confront people every day, whether they had a positive review or a negative one wouldn’t make a huge difference, it’s just the act of meeting them for a “discussion”.
I guess the onus of knowing that basically you are either the judge or being judged just doesn’t sit well with me. Sure, I understand that if someone is doing poorly it’s better to let them know so they can improve, and likewise, if they are doing a stellar job, you want to let them know how great they are doing, but ugh… it’s the uncertainty of what will be said that gets me.
I think I’ve done a good job this year. I’ve handled more and I feel processes that have been put into place are proving successful. If I can just slash the head off that ugly beast called Worry and Doubt, then all will be well. I’ll let you know later today what the verdict was.
UPDATE: The verdict was moot! Seems that my review is not going to occur today after all… or is it… the reviewer never confirmed with the boss. Huh… go fig.