Friday, January 22, 2010


So I'm really disappointed right now. I had my review with my manager a few weeks ago. It wasn't what I expected at all. He basically told me that he wanted to rate me as "Needs Improvement" but that when he looked at the objectives and goals that were agreed on at the beginning of last year for my position I met them all. But that when he "compares me to my peers I could be doing more". All the sales people that I support said they were extremely pleased with my performance last year. I just found out today that I will not be getting a bonus OR an increase. When I asked my manager why, I was told that it was based on my performance. I'm SO upset right now. He's given me NO constructive reasons for why he's rated me what he did. I really believe that this is just another personal jab at me.

Some background: I, and 3 of my sales people, used to work for another manager. About 2 years ago that manager left...and sales force was re-organized as a result. Just before the reorg, my current manager had hired someone he really wanted. When the reorg happened, I was not slated to move to his team...but my 3 sales people wouldn't move without me. So he had to give up the person he just hired to the team I would have stayed on.

I talked to 2 of my 5 sales people after I found out...and neither one could believe that I wasn't getting anything. What they also found unacceptable was that I had to call him to find out. He didn't even give me the courtesy of calling to tell me (he's in New York and I'm in Chicago). That's the other thing! I also found out that he did not solicit feedback from my sales people in order to complete my review. I don't deal with my manager directly...yes I report up to him, but I really work for the 5 sales people.

The other kicker? We have 12 sales people on our team and 4 of us who support them. I support 5, a girl in AZ supports 5, and 2 in NY each have 1! And he's seriously going to tell me that I'm not up to par with my peers?

I'm just SO upset right now. I really feel this was a jab at me...since we don't see eye to eye on things. UUGGHH!


JJ said...

Im so sorry about the work situation...never fun to deal with others expectations when we KNOW we are doing a good job!

Anonymous said...

I worked for someone just like that and it's a battle. I'm sorry you have to go through that.

Kimbosue said...

UGH. Why can't he judge you on your performance not compared to others? Can you say anything about it?

P.S. unrelated, but is the blogversary link not working? Mine is tomorrow and it says 243 days and so does yours...

seussgirl said...

I'm so sorry! I could write a book in empathy with rough, uncalled for reviews. What I hate most is when you call them on it and they can't back it up and have to admit that you were doing everything asked for. Or the fact that they don't tell you along the way that you should be doing something else, but wait till it's bonus and raise time to bring up old issues.
I should stop before I get us both riled up again. :)

I want to end on a good note, but I'm already angry and I haven't even worked in two years!

Miss K said...

That really stinks and is clearly unfair.