Monday, March 14, 2011

Ups and Downs

taxes I had a TurboTax weekend and managed to almost finished my taxes with the government owing me money. Yay!

There was just one loose end: a tax-related document from my employer that I did not understand and could result in me getting back less money from the government or actually owing money. I didn't lose any sleep over it, but I did lose sleep because my body clock was still confused by the switch to Daylight Saving Time. Boo!

I resolved the issue first thing this morning at work; it turned out that the document had no effect on my taxes. Yay!

Then I met with my boss for my annual review. This was my first review from this boss, who replaced my old boss last December. My review was a stinker. It was the worst review I've received since I began working for this company 13 years ago. Boo!

My previous 12 reviews were all excellent reviews, so did my work suddenly turn into garbage during the past year?

Go figure!


  1. good to hear you will be having a windfall ,,,, new cloths lol ,,, i think many bosses let their own personal feelings about people come into the reviews instead of the workers performance being the deciding factor . i know as i have had 5 different managers and only 3 good reviews myself.

  2. Dear Stana,

    Sorry to hear about your disappointing performance review. Based on your 12 excellent past reviews, and the fantastic writing and editing you do on your Femulate blog, I would suspect that your new boss is incompetent. Unfortunately, incompetent managers are legion in corporate America.

    We, your adoring readers, give you a stellar performance rating.

    We love you, Stana,


  3. I had such a review experience. New boss in place less than a month, and gave a bad review. Jerk.

  4. Ageism! You have joined the dark side. I would rather have a twentysomething employee that I can pay a fraction of your wage.-Andee