posted on Dec, 21 2006 @ 09:34 AM
I am so nervous. This is the end of my first year working under a corperate logo, and I'm up for an annual review. This is when I find out if I'll
be getting a raise, or not. THis is also where I find out the size of my bonus, if I get one at all. I have no idea what to expect, and I've only
got a few hours left.
Since this is my first corperate job, this review will basically tell me whether it's worth it to keep working for a big company, and deal with the
machine. If the review is bad, and I get nothing for my year of cubicle living, then I might as well pack it up and move on. If it's good, then
I'll get more money, and it may be worth while. My stomach is churning so much I could spit butter.
At first, I thought the review would be handled by my supervisor, Joe. He's cool, and I know what he thinks of me. I could basically count on a
good word from him. As of yesterday, Joe told me that the review will be handled by his boss, Mike. I like Mike, he's a good guy, and understands
the complications of the IT department. But Mike isn't here everyday, and, as a wise man once said
"One 'Oh $#!+ negates 10 'good job's"
I think I've been doing a good job, but this weekend we had a major "Oh $#!+" when out phone systems went down. A power surge fried the AC unit in
our server room, and the temp got up to about 105. This high temp fried a bunch of cards in the phone cabinet, and I had to come in on Sunday night
to replace them. I'm actually not sure how that could be viewed though. Is it an "oh $#!+" because we should never have to worry about the phones
crashing, or is it a "good job" because I cane in on a Sunday night and worked until 2 in the morning.