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Old 07-09-2008, 03:10 PM   #1
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So recently I just received a nice reaming and I was curious how people here respond to such events?

Normally, if I didn't have a wife and child I would have told my boss to shove this job up his arse... but since I enjoy my job and have to agree i have a pretty sweet gig here my response was well taken...

I let my boss lay into pretty hard, and bit my tongue, then after he was done I came up with a list of all the positive things I do for this company, then I personally critiqued myself and gave my boss about a page of negative things I need to work on and asked for guidance.

I'm sure everyone's boss is different, but mine took my response very well and his attitude went from being completely pissed off at me to a complete 180 and is now defending me and asking other people to get their crap together.

Now I just need to follow through and improve.

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Old 07-09-2008, 03:13 PM   #2
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did you ask for the reaming?

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Old 07-09-2008, 04:43 PM   #3
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did you ask for the reaming?
no, a simple mistake was blown out of proportion and a few things were added to the mix so it was rough, but def not something I had asked for...
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I feel your pain, I'm in the military and dont have the option of telling my boss to shove this job up his arse. It has its ups and downs, but their are definetly some days I just wish I could be fired, and have an awesome brewing job land in my lap. Just dreaming though.......

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funny you should bring this up, today is performance review day at my work, I have a meeting about this in 5 minutes, lets see how it goes.

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no, a simple mistake was blown out of proportion and a few things were added to the mix so it was rough, but def not something I had asked for...
Ah, you've suffered from the burlap bag breaking syndrome.

Sh!t gets piled in there over time, then just a teensy thing will cause it to burst thus covering you in sh!t.
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What you did was very mature. Your boss should take your response as a HUGE plus on your review. Second, if your boss is worth his weight, he'll come back at a later time and apologize for ripping into you. Hopefully your review went well and should reflect you strengths as well as your willingness to ask for improvement.

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I'm partial to the double bird. It's always well received!

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I've had to give my guys some "help" in their reviews - when they do what you stated here, I know they are on top of their job, so long as we see improvement on those points - write them down somewhere close to your desk and check up on them every day - helps keep you straight on what you said you are doing and what you are really doing -

as for getting chewed up, I have been ripped into because I don't drink the kool-aid - and that's what we call in my shop a "limiter". I'm about as high as I'll get in middle management.

Just means I gots more time to brew at home

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What you did was very mature. Your boss should take your response as a HUGE plus on your review. Second, if your boss is worth his weight, he'll come back at a later time and apologize for ripping into you. Hopefully your review went well and should reflect you strengths as well as your willingness to ask for improvement.
I agree, the thing is, I like my job a lot and I want to stay with this company for as long as I can, I feel like I did the right thing here...

rather than get pissy I got constructive.
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