Monday, February 2, 2009

And you deserve a raise why, exactly?

Dear Employee:

 

Perhaps if you proactively told me what you were doing to prepare for the big meeting tomorrow – the one you really, really, really wanted to OWN, to show how responsible you are and to justify asking for a raise NOW – then I wouldn’t feel compelled to bug you to find out exactly what was going on.  I mean, I have to be at that meeting, too, so wouldn’t it be helpful if you gave me an overview of who was doing what, demonstrated how prepared you were, what you’d done to ensure that you and the team didn’t embarrass the shit out of me?  It’s only a 9:00 a.m. meeting. 

 

Yes, please, let’s wait until the last possible moment to begin thinking about what you’d actually have to do to show up and NOT look like a complete nincompoop.

 

Your Boss, Who Is Obviously Just Too Uptight

3 comments:

Marinka said...

eek! I hope that it went well. But I vote no raise now.

ShallowGal said...

It's a good thing we're not in a recession or anything. No, wait. . .

Ann's Rants said...

I guess that employee never got the memo that your boss needs to look good for you to look good. I hope this person is a young twenty something, otherwise I can't imagine a logical explanation.