Monthly Archives: January 2013

Level Up

It’s a pity that my first entry (PMS Time) for this year is a complaint. In our culture, we have this palihi wherein one (especially when you move in to a new house, you have a new car, or starting a new year) should do something nice or right so that you’ll have nice/good things ahead of you. But I’m following the Chinese calendar this year… so my new year will start on February 10 yet! So that entry doesn’t count. Hehehe!

To continue what I started in my previous entry, there was a development in our goal setting after one of my co-workers pointed out something about the manner of evaluating the performance. Accordingly, the boss shares the same sentiment about the issue. So we made some amendments to the system. Hopefully, it will be applied the next evaluation period.

This morning, when I received the draft of my performance evaluation form, there was a  change in the goal in one area. It became lower. I wonder what happened? But it’s irrelevant in my case (my performance for that area is already 220% above goal) so why bother.

Another development this morning is that KQ is implementing a new system to counter our end-of-the-month dilemma. Usually, when we reach reports preparation time, it will take us days before we can balance our report. I hope this new method will make our lives easier. Another thing commendable about this move is that finally, KQ is doing something already! She used to be just there in her corner sitting… tinkering her pc keyboard or busy with a crossword/book. I wonder what urged her to act this way.

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PMS time

I don’t know. But I just hate January and July – the evaluation periods for me and my office mates. (In our office, the performance of every employee is rated every semester)

It is not that I dread this because I receive low performance rates –  I am one of the better performing people in the office for your information.  What I don’t like about these months is that I am again reminded of how faulty the system is. Oh, not the entire system actually but the goal setting only. I pointed this out before to the person in charge with the setting of goals but I was outnumbered after her assistant (whom I think is the brain of the goal setting procedures) backed her idea. So I followed their process. Besides she is the boss. Who am I to question that.

Today, again while in the process of evaluation, their system backfired! The goal of one of the employees is beyond attainable even if she will finished all her assigned task! This happened to me last time also which I furiously pointed out. Again, It would have been a good time for me to point out about the faulty system. Dah, I don’t have the energy to argue. I chose to keep quiet, thus the facebook status (no you can’t see it). Good thing my office mates pointed it out.

Anyway, I’ll go back to my work.