During my yearly review at the crafts store last year, let's just say I got carried away in the heat-of-the-moment.
Last year my rating dropped one level down from the previous year…..and I didn't like that at all, especially after all I do for that store.
The store manager said I was a bit too vocal about my frustrations with the job and the company. (I may have said--in passing--that I hoped the store burned down and the company got destroyed…on more than one occasion).
But I digress.
How did this year's review go?
It went well!
This time around the store manager mentioned I haven't complained or bad-mouthed the company.
I jokingly replied now I just keep all the stress and anger bottled up inside.
I was also given the highest ranking possible: "Exceeds Expectations" (what I had two years ago).
Here's the kicker. The store manager told me I was the ONLY associate at my store this year to get that ranking!
The pay increase is nominal and the job itself still gets to me but it's nice--great even--to get recognition especially when you think it's due.