Day: January 16, 2007

I’m a 1!

It’s performance review time again at work, and I just had a little sit-down with the boss.

For us, we get rated on a scale of 1-4.
4 basically means you’re fired.
3 is that you need to pull up your socks and get with the game plan.
2 is actually split up into two or three sub-categories since most people fall into the 2.
1 means you’ve saved the world from some kind of alien invasion.
Apparently I’ve been fighting aliens in my spare time.

Yes, I ranked a 1.
It was a complete and utter surprise as I felt my year maybe ranked a mid to high 2 at best.
In contrast; last year I got a mid 2, the year before that, a high 2.

The first year I was ‘ranked’ I asked my boss what it would take for me to get a 1, and he said that in the support world that was a little difficult, so I never thought about it again.
Sales and Developers can get 1s through much easier means. Us lackey support dudes have to do something spectacular.
I didn’t realize that going to Australia for 4 days counted as spectacular?
That’s not all mind you, he went on with a very glowing speech that I guess he had to pitch to upper management. They all agreed.
I’ve apparently made a name for myself. That makes me warm and fuzzy, and a little bit terrified all at the same time.

So there you have it.
With my new found fame and glory, I immediately waste work time and blog ^_^

I'm a 1!

It’s performance review time again at work, and I just had a little sit-down with the boss.

For us, we get rated on a scale of 1-4.
4 basically means you’re fired.
3 is that you need to pull up your socks and get with the game plan.
2 is actually split up into two or three sub-categories since most people fall into the 2.
1 means you’ve saved the world from some kind of alien invasion.
Apparently I’ve been fighting aliens in my spare time.

Yes, I ranked a 1.
It was a complete and utter surprise as I felt my year maybe ranked a mid to high 2 at best.
In contrast; last year I got a mid 2, the year before that, a high 2.

The first year I was ‘ranked’ I asked my boss what it would take for me to get a 1, and he said that in the support world that was a little difficult, so I never thought about it again.
Sales and Developers can get 1s through much easier means. Us lackey support dudes have to do something spectacular.
I didn’t realize that going to Australia for 4 days counted as spectacular?
That’s not all mind you, he went on with a very glowing speech that I guess he had to pitch to upper management. They all agreed.
I’ve apparently made a name for myself. That makes me warm and fuzzy, and a little bit terrified all at the same time.

So there you have it.
With my new found fame and glory, I immediately waste work time and blog ^_^