Thursday, May 21, 2009

The Art of Evaluation

How do you get on at your annual evaluation and what are you like at giving feedback to others?

Here are some hints(?) or gems from employee evaluation reports:

“Since my last report, this employee has reached rock bottom and has started to dig.”

“Works well when under constant supervision and cornered like a rat in a trap.”

“This woman has delusions of adequacy.”

“He sets low personal standards and then constantly fails to achieve them.”

“He brings a lot of joy as soon as he leaves a room.”

“When his IQ reaches 100, he should sell.”

“He says he has a photographic memory, but I think the lens cap is still on.”

“If you gave him a penny for his thoughts, you should get change.”

“It’s hard to believe he beat out 1,000,000 other sperm.”

“It takes him two hours to watch 60 Minutes.”

“This employee should go far, and the sooner he starts, the better.”

And the ultimate reference:

“He came to us as he left us, fired with enthusiasm.”

Dr Geoff Pound

Image: Evaluation session.