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Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Cringe

I’ve put it off as long as possible, but now I must face the inevitable. I grit my teeth, brace myself, and plunge in. I know I will face rocky seas, disgruntled people, awkward conversations, and lots of uncomfortable moments. I know I will have to say some fairly harsh things, and probably hear a few harsh responses. I will try to be gentle, but I have to balance that out with cold, hard honesty.

It’s performance appraisal time.

This is the moment of every year that I would prefer not to be a manager.

3 comments:

mmichele said...

so sorry.

Linda said...

That's gotta be tough.

Liz said...

I've never had the pleasure (?) of being on either end of one of those but I've heard plenty of stories. I feel for you!