Re: FWD: Re: Job loss through injury or illness?

Subject: Re: FWD: Re: Job loss through injury or illness?
From: Linda Sherman <linsherm -at- GTE -dot- NET>
Date: Sun, 14 Feb 1999 13:40:56 -0500

Anonymous User wrote:
> ...I was quite surprised when I got an informal review that indicated my work was not adequate since I missed a deadline.
> I was a little upset at this review since:
> 1. I had a doctor's release and note indicating why I was sick and when I was released to come back to work.
> 2. The product's manual in question had not reached alpha stage yet and all of my questions were met with, "wait till we have a program."
> 3. The SMEs involved have been either a)out of the country or b) sick themselves.
> Needless to say I was slightly upset that while I did not meet a deadline, it was not from me NOT working. I apoligized for missing the deadline and asked if we could sit down and plan when I should plan to have the manuals done. Two weeks later I did finally get that meeting. These manuals are now "due" in three weeks yet issues 2 & 3 still exist.
> Has anyone had any good solutions to dealing with bad reviews under these circumstances?

It's my long experience that once an employer or boss has formed a
negative opinion of you, that opinion is not going to change. I would
start looking for a new job or at least for a transfer out of that

Linda K. Sherman <linsherm -at- gte -dot- net>
Computer programming, technical writing, web development
phone: 1-727-842-6756 fax: 1-727-842-6853

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