Work tip- #1—sitting down at your review

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As we approach mid-year, it seems like many companies are involved with doing employee reviews.  What does this mean for you?

Well, as employee, by the time you sit down to have your review, its kind of too late to make any changes.  You will need to live with the consequences of your performance, good or bad.

So, here are a few suggestions as you sit down to talk with your boss:

  • as I mentioned before, you will need to live with the consequences of your performance–take responsibility for what has happened in the past
  • show humility with a desire to be better.  All of us can improve in some area
  • this is your review, not your colleague’s —so, whether your peer did a lousy job or a great job (in your opinion), it doesn’t matter much when it comes to your performance—-how did you perform?
  • try not to be defensive –JUST TRY TO LISTEN to what your boss says about you AND CONSIDER WHAT THEY ARE SAYING —can there be any truth to what they are saying?
  • be grateful—bottom line is you have a job (there are plenty of people who either aren’t working or can’t work), so count your blessings
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