i smell layoffs!

our yearly assessment process involves this online tool. we go in and set goals for the year (which are actually pre-defined by higher-ups but they pretend like we do it) and then each quarter we mark down how we accomplished them. At the end of the year we update it for the whole year, approve it, our boss approves it, gives us a "grade" (does not meet, meets, exceeds, or far exceeds expectations -- another rant on it's own), and that grade determines how much of our boss's pot of money for raises and bonuses he gives us. this end of the year process usually starts up mid-november and finishes up late january, with the actual money game hitting in february. this year, because we have to "focus on the business at hand" (read: merger) all of this needs to be accomplished asap and be completely done (except the money) by mid-december. and it's so that they have an even better idea who to layoff as soon as the merger goes through. honest.


At 10/12/2005 04:57:00 PM, Anonymous will said...

merging with who?

At 10/12/2005 05:58:00 PM, Blogger Holly said...

I (sadly) agree with you.
And, of course, it will hit AGAIN before the holidays.

At 10/13/2005 09:04:00 AM, Blogger kelly said...

well, i'm trying to maintain at least a modicrum of anonimity on this site, and not directly attack my company. i'm pretty sure i can get indirectly fired for that, actually.

but it's all over the internets if you know what to search for. (might i sugest you start with the name of my company and the word "merger")

At 10/19/2005 08:14:00 AM, Anonymous will said...

that was easy enough. thank you internets!

At 10/19/2005 08:30:00 AM, Blogger kelly said...

update: we had to do a mid-year "skills inventory" which smelled like layoffs, but was actually so they could shuffle us about however/whenever they wanted like we were little cogs instead of people.

we get to update it again...wanna bet that's related to?

At 10/19/2005 08:31:00 AM, Blogger kelly said...



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