[lug] getting started in the IT industry, focus on FOSS

Nate Duehr nate at natetech.com
Tue Dec 22 17:18:37 MST 2009

It's all so amazingly subjective anyway... you can play nice all year,
and get cranky about one item just before review time, and get dinged. 
Did that one year.  

Got a "stellar" review the next year (top 2% of the company).  No change
in behavior.  ;-)

I just happened to rub someone who had the authority to mess with the
review the wrong way that first year.  It happens.  Heh.

Wait? You still get annual raises?  I thought all companies gave those
up for Lent a few years ago.  LOL! 

Sometimes I think I need a bumper sticker that says, "Dilbert is real."

  Nate Duehr
  nate at natetech.com

On Tue, 22 Dec 2009 17:00 -0700, "Kenneth D Weinert"
<kenw at quarter-flash.com> wrote:
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> Nate Duehr wrote:
> >  
> > Sysadmins also have to have excellent customer service skills.
> >  Developers (although I wish this weren't true, and wasn't a
> > stereotype)... not as much. 
> Speaking as a person who just got dinged on my annual review for not
> working and playing well with others, I would interject that this aspect
> of being a developer depends on your boss.
> And I thought I *was* playing nice with them. At least the company
> picked a good year to change the system so the "score" on your annual
> review is no longer tied to your raise :)
> - --
> Ken
> We have enough youth - now how about a Fountain of Smart?

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