Hi Constance…my baby came home from her first day back teaching today, and we were chatting and catching up.  I had a day where I had my muse buried in the work place…I had to write the performance reviews for my team that I watch over and lead.  This is a task I take quite seriously, and try to find just the right thing about each person to make the core of the review, and then build on that.  I love to write good reviews because I think it ultimately reflects well on our whole team, so I encourage the team to regularly tell me about the amazing things they do when they are out on the job and by themselves with only the $250,000 piece of equipment and their customers and their skills.

Initially, they were reluctant to “brag” but as soon as they saw how much better their reviews were?  The onslaught began.  🙂

Constance, have you ever sat through a performance review that was like being before the Sanhedrin and no way to answer back because the person reviewing you had no clue what you did everyday, and just reviewed you in the way that was most convenient to him and covered his own backside?  It hurts, it humiliates, and it is a horror movie from which you cannot wake.

So I promised myself I would never do that…and I am proud to say that in 10 years I have written precisely one bad review.

Anyway, back to the story…after we chit-chatted and caught up on things, she got on her computer to relax…and headed straight over to Grace Notes!!  Giggle…I am still working on things and she says “Ohh BAY-bee, what’s the matter with you??  I don’t see any new posts!”  (She was teasing me about how some days I just go crazy getting things that interest me up)

Of course I was outraged, as I had been pouring myself fully into my reviews, something she knew full well…so I “launched” into an omfg moment…until I stopped for breath to see her laffing like a loon!  She says “I hadda give my baby a couple lil pokes didn’t I?”  I stopped…speechless, and then gave a muffled hrumph as I choked back my own giggles…

so here is your post, darling.  I love you anyways!  SMOOCHIESMOOCH!!!


7 thoughts on “Hay BAAAAYYYYbeee…

  1. Funny, I was thinking the same thing as your other half. Where is Charissa?i hope everything’s okay and that she’s just busy. (Sometimes I have to remind myself that people are occasionally busy.) thanks for the smile. 🙂

  2. I LOVE that you write thoughtful, specific, anecdotal reviews for your team. This is so meaningful to each of them and quite rare. You must be a fabulous leader! People crave honest, authentic feedback that shows that someone is noticing and appreciating their efforts. You rock! 🙂

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