Posted on 2007/11/26 13:09:44 (November 2007).
[Tuesday 20th November]
Further to my somewhat disappointing review meeting yesterday, today I actually had a chance to read through all the individual peer reviews that had contributed to my overall assessment. This is the first company I've been at that has had a proper peer review process, and earlier in the year when we were tasked with writing these I have to admit I had found it something of a daunting process - having to write honest feedback about the people you work with on a day-to-day basis is not always easy, especially when they'll be able to read what you wrote, with your name attached to it.
Still, that aside, I found reading the things people had written about me a thoroughly uplifting experience - I guess I really should have gone through this yesterday straight after my official meeting, which would have changed my reaction to the process considerably. I guess there's something of a bias towards the positive - people naturally don't want to write anything too critical out of politness, knowing that you're going to read it and know it was them that wrote it... but even still, the 10 or so people that wrote my reviews seemed to have a lot of good things to say about the work I'd done this year, and that was very encouraging.
So I guess all's well that end's well. Recently I've noticed I've become a lot more money concious than I used to be, and regrettably that part of me did rear its ugly head again, in a somewhat vexed state owing to the fact that I still hadn't heard anything about bonuses, payrises, etc etc... Still, I guess I've just got to keep my nose to the grindstone, forget about that for the time being, and hopefully good things will come to those who wait.
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