The Saddest Thing

I have actually been told by some that I am still too optimistic about the profession. Maybe there are people to whom I have given the benefit of the doubt, and more, on this blog, who don’t deserve it. If you feel the game can still be played fairly, with reason and discussion, under a predictable set of rules, with expected results, then you play. You write your little blog, and hope to influence those that are in a position to make changes that will help.

But, then you start to see that the game is probably rigged, that there’s no more “best interest,” only “self-interest.”

What’s a girl to do?

When Is a Layoff Not a Layoff?

When it comes in conjunction with the annual review process and the excuse is the process of “forced ranking”. “Forced ranking” is the practice of putting some at the bottom of the performance pile every year, suddenly, even though they’ve often had no warning and even though prior performance ratings were above average in the […]