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Bad Performance Review? How to Rise Above It and Shine January 28, 2009

Posted by dapinoyemployee in Da Pinoy Employee, Working with Bosses and Officemates.
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Did you receive a bad performance review last year?  A performance review with a poor or so-so rating is tough — not just for you but also for your supervisor or manager.  Contrary to popular belief, most of them are not comfortable giving out performance reviews with low ratings.  First, they have to explain it and then discuss ways you can improve.  More importantly, they are often faced by irate, irritated or disbelieving subordinates who may either like to deny that their performance are less than stellar or are just blind to the fact that their showing last year is just not enough to earn them gold stars.

Now that the scores are in, can you still recover from a bad performance review?  Here are ways you can use a poor performance score and turn it around this year:

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Stop with the Meanness Already! January 13, 2009

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I’m not trying to dictate anyone to try and change their behaviors but really… how mean and tactless can you get?  A lot of people are shallowminded enough to think that just because they have a job and others don’t that they could look down on them and make fun of their current circumstances. 

Are you a meanie?  If so, has your career improved because of it?  Why not start changing your tactic this year?   Here are simple ways how:

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New Year, New You, Better Career: Why You Should Get More Training This Year January 13, 2009

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Do you still make New Year’s resolutions?  If this is still some sort of beginning-of-the-year practice for you, let me recommend one thing to consider putting high on your list: training.

That’s right — training.  More education, as in going to classes or seminars to learn.  This year, if you want to make something of yourself and improve your chances at having a better career, getting trained could be the best decision you’ll make.  Here are reasons why:

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