RE: I need help

Subject: RE: I need help
From: David Hailey <david -dot- hailey -at- usu -dot- edu>
To: Zen C <zenizenc -at- gmail -dot- com>, John Hedtke <john -at- hedtke -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 9 Jan 2008 10:46:27 -0700

This is a perfect opportunity to create your own mandate. Look at where you want to be in five years and begin the process with a well crafted evaluation/role statement.


David E. Hailey, Jr., Ph.D.
Associate Professor -- Professional and Technical Writing
Utah State University
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Subject: Re: I need help

I just had a meeting with my manager.

Sad to say we do not have anything documented and I am not sure how they have done reviews in the past.

She suggested that I create a draft and she will go over it with me. She said I could write everything that I have achieved in the past 5 months.

Everything I have achieved were my own initiatives of which some were not very successful cos it was very difficult for them to adapt to at once.

So I guess I have a whole lot of goals this year to change implement better processes of doing things which will make life easier and help achieve better results.

Thank you all for your suggestions.

On Jan 9, 2008 12:22 PM, John Hedtke <john -at- hedtke -dot- com> wrote:

> I must agree with Bill on this. I've done self-evaluations at every
> captive gig I've had, regardless of the strength of the managers.
> I've also worked at several companies where I had no written job
> description at all and they ultimately decided that it'd be good if we
> all had 'em. While it certainly could be a sign of ineffective mgmt,
> I think that this request is just what it looks like on the face of
> it: a self-eval and a request for information on what Zen's desired
> goals may be.
>
> John
>
> At 09:13 AM 1/9/2008, Bill Swallow wrote:
> >I don't think that's a very fair assumption to make. Self evaluations
> >are quite common. That they give you a day out of the blue to write
> >one is a bit poor, but the self eval itself isn't indicative of
> >anything but they want your assessment of your job to compliment your
> >manager's assessment. Could there be many other things at play? Yes.
> >But it's not indicative of anything in and of itself. I've written
> >self-evals at every company I've ever worked.
>
>
>
> Yours truly,
>
> John Hedtke
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References:
I need help: From: Zen C
RE: I need help: From: Dori Green
Re: I need help: From: Bill Swallow
Re: I need help: From: John Hedtke
Re: I need help: From: Zen C

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