My boss talked to me today about a job evaluation. They reviewed my work performance for 2018 and we sat in the office as he went over it. It was a surprise. I got low scores on most work performance topics but I got high scores on having a good attitude and getting along with co-workers. It was surprising because it was the other way around on most of my 38 years of being employed at various jobs.
But I had something to say about my supposed low score for performance and the evaluation in general. I did not think that evaluation measured accurately and fairly.
I told him that instead of having a yearly evaluation, just tell me right away if I am doing something wrong or not good enough. Then I could correct it immediately instead of just letting me do something wrong for a year. So I think the evaluation was flawed.
And another point was that I got a low score for “not being willing to work”. This topic was because he told me that when all my supervisors ask me if I want to go home 15 or 20 minutes early or do I want to stay. I always say I want to go home early. He said this meant I wasn’t wiling to work and he said that meant I wasn’t a team player. WTF? I told him straight out, "Hey, if you make the offer to let me go home early, than I will take it.
But I never ask if I can go home early. and if you want me to stay later I will do it. I basically told him, “Don’t make the offer if you don’t mean it” I thought my answer was pretty clear but he just kept going around in circles trying to say I wasn’t willing do what they ask. I kept telling him that I never say I won’t work but if there is an offer to go home early I will take because I get so tired by the end of the day.
We discussed this but he just couldn’t understand my point. And I felt really vindicated because I was giving my co-worker a ride to the bus stop after work and I told him about the question about leaving early and my co-worker told me that he went around in circles on that exact question too. Now that I’m home I’m bugged about that evaluation. I got a few low marks when I shouldn’t have. Some low scores I deserved because I have health problems and I know I’m slow.