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'Well he certainly does a very thorough risk analysis.'
'Apparently it's not enough to say that 'lots of people think we do a jolly good job' anymore.'
"Cosgrove, why don't you tell us what you did on your summer vacation while your department fell into disarray and your projections proved to be woefully inaccurate."
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Performance reviews in Hell.
'It appears that you're just not a team player...'
'I thought the memo was quite clear. What part didn't you understand?'
'You're out here because you're supposed to receive a performance review? I'm out here because I'm supposed to give one!'
'Accounting has calculated how much we've paid you compared to how much work you've done. You owe the company $53, 972.'
'And this is the only performance indicator that's moving up. Unfortunately, it's my blood pressure.'
'Your performance review is next Tuesday. You're allowed to bring a guitar and up to three backup singers.'
"I don't know whether your tired, anxious, nervous, or whatever. But it looks like a clear case of performance anxiety."
"We'd like you to be the quirky but lovable teen-age daughter,"
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'We would like to see you put a little more worry into your work.'
Your supervisor says you've been giving 100%, but at the rate of 20% each day.
"There's a changing of the guard, and my weaknesses are suddenly my strengths!"
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'You do a fine job guarding the place, we just need you to shed less.'
"Excuse me-those performance reviews were supposed to be anonymous."
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'Poor soul. Beaten down by peer reviews.'
'Would I be safe in assuming we've reached the end of my performance evaluation?'
Performance Management: "Jump!"
'How did the review go?'
Feedback doesn't need to be negative.
"How long has it been, Fenwick, since you weaseled your way into this corporation?"