Wednesday, January 2, 2013

First day of work in the brand new year started off with the annual staff evaluation session.

This time, I did my appraisal with another colleague of mine (person that I am going to report to) since my manager will be leaving next week.

(Which brings me the question, why ? I mean I don't really work closely with them. Will this be a little risky ?)

The personal-performance evaluation (whereby I graded myself from scale 1 - 5) went quite well. The brief session, about 30 minutes, ended with the colleague telling me why the management decided to hold back my promotion.

Reasons being:

1. They don't want me to perceive the promotion as something to just "fill the manager post" in a way just to make me happy so don't I won't tender my resignation right after my manager demises.

2. They felt that I need to learn more stuff from a senior person. This would means, learning some other part of my job scope which certainly I haven't been able to do so the past 2 years. As to find a "technical" well-versed person in the industry requires time & more money.

So, the second reason seems to bring justice - that's according to them.

Oh well, personally where/how/when I want to progress in terms of career growth, I have already plotted out the timeline.

So we'll just work closely with the timeline, and see the results when the deadline meets.

2 comments:

two horns child said...

Hey...very positive...cool and it's good to be at control of your own pace right?

Chen Xing said...

@two horns child: Yup. I guess "control" is key to everything.

:)