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View Poll Results: 2019 Merit Raise
x <0% 3 1.55%
x = 0% 7 3.63%
0% < x <= 1% 3 1.55%
1% < x <= 2% 30 15.54%
2% < x <= 3% 60 31.09%
3% < x <= 4% 47 24.35%
4% < x <= 5% 21 10.88%
5% < x 22 11.40%
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Old 02-08-2019, 06:50 AM
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In my merit review discussion today, I brought up that I volunteered to help with a project in another department. The other manager had said he was very grateful. The boss said that was a negative because they didn't go through her to request my help.
You have a bad boss, who is clearly a bit insecure. As long as you did your assigned work, there is no reason why this should bother your boss given you did it on your own time. If it still bothers your boss, they can talk to the other boss directly to improve their own lines of communication.
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have we ever done a bonus vs target poll?
I don't want to participate in that one this year.
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have we ever done a bonus vs target poll?
It would be NA for me because mine is discretionary. I have a mental target though, does that count?
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You have a bad boss, who is clearly a bit insecure. As long as you did your assigned work, there is no reason why this should bother your boss given you did it on your own time. If it still bothers your boss, they can talk to the other boss directly to improve their own lines of communication.
I get the boss' point. Boss needs to be aware of how much work their direct reports are doing. If anyone can just come and give your direct report some work without your knowing, how are you supposed to manage their work load?
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I get the boss' point. Boss needs to be aware of how much work their direct reports are doing. If anyone can just come and give your direct report some work without your knowing, how are you supposed to manage their work load?
Thats not on her direct report unless they did not complete their assigned work to a good standard.
Just because you have direct reports does not mean you operate a fiefdom, where your reports have zero autonomy to do anything on their own. That is just silly.

Ultimately, this should have been solved by the other manager contacting his boss about the work. But they didn't, which is the real issue.

Calling it a negative, and pushing fault onto your direct report is quite simply bad managing. Specially at a performance review. I would have said nothing about the situation. Instead, I would have congratulated my direct report on being so helpful (what he did is a positive trait and should be encouraged), and would have then gone to talk to the other manager myself to get this sorted.
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I usually give my boss a heads up if I'm doing work that wasn't directly assigned by them. If they said okay then it shouldn't be a negative if that work was successful. I can understand why they wouldn't be happy, if they weren't informed.
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I usually give my boss a heads up if I'm doing work that wasn't directly assigned by them. If they said okay then it shouldn't be a negative if that work was successful. I can understand why they wouldn't be happy, if they weren't informed.
This is what I meant.
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Performance review went well. Makes no difference, raises are all fixed for a year in advance.
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Performance review went well. Makes no difference, raises are all fixed for a year in advance.
So the point of an annual review is.....?
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