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Saturday, December 13, 2008

Tighten your belt


A newly-joined trainee engineer asks his boss ' What is the meaning of
appraisal? '

Boss :
' Do you know the meaning of resignation ? '

Trainee :
' Yes, I do. '

Boss :
' So let me make you understand what an appraisal is by comparing it with resignation. '

Appraisal Resignation

In an appraisal meeting they will speak only about your weakness, errors and failures.

In a resignation meeting they will speak only about your strengths, past achievements and success.

During an appraisal you may need to cry and beg for even a 10% pay hike.

In a resignation meeting you can easily demand ( or get more without asking ) more than 50-60% pay-hike !

During an appraisal, they will deny promotion saying that you did not meet the expectation, you don't have leadership qualities, and that you had several drawbacks in reaching objective/goal.

During resignation, they'll say you are the core member of the team; that you are the vision of the company, and so ' How can you go ? '; you have to take the project on your shoulders and lead your juniors to success.

There is a 90% chance of not getting any significant incentives after appraisal.

There is a 90% chance of getting an immediate pay-hike after you put in your resignation.

Trainee :
' Yes, boss, good enough. Now I know what to do.

When you are about to do my appraisal, I will resign. '


I had my appraisal yesterday... Am not really happy with it. I was wishing and wanting for more (as boss was like promising to make it better. But he said he tried. so, mmhh.. huh..)

But looking at these few points, i have to force myself to satisfy.
  • At least it is increased
  • At least i still have a job
  • It's recession! (main excuse)
Some say switching job might not be a good idea at this recession time. Some say, don't be afraid to come out from the comfort zone. There are few more better opportunities out there. Oh I really don't know.

The MD said he's not worry for next year as he believes the company will survive yada yada... BUT I have to worry about being mental in here! So much thing, so annoying... Sigh......

Biasala kan, sometimes ok and sometimes not. Mmmhh.. brace yourself, tighten your belt! Redah je!

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