Performance Appraisal – Series 1


Performance Appraisal

And here’s one for the bosses and employees going through the performance appraisal cycle at this time of the year:-)

One day, a Project Leader was asked to submit a review of one of his employees. He wrote the following:

1. Bob Smith, my assistant programmer, can always be found
2. hard at work in his cubicle. Bob works independently, without
3. wasting company time talking to colleagues. Bob never
4. thinks twice about assisting fellow employees, and he always
5. finishes given assignments on time. Often, Bob takes extended
6. measures to complete his work, sometimes skipping
7. coffee breaks. Bob is a dedicated individual who has absolutely no
8. vanity in spite of his high accomplishments and profound
9. knowledge in his field. I firmly believe that Bob can be
10. classed as a high-caliber employee, the type which cannot be
11. dispensed with. Consequently, I duly recommend that Bob
12. be promoted to executive management, and a proposal will
13. be executed as soon as possible.

Regards – Project Leader

Shortly thereafter, the HR department received the following further memo from the Project Leader:

Sorry, but that idiot was reading over my shoulder while I wrote the report sent to you earlier today. Kindly read only the odd numbered lines for my assessment.

Regards – Project Leader

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