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PinkPonce Posted on 08/10/2008 13:13
Had MY APPRAISAL last night.

I know that generally they are a bit of a waste of time, but mine was with the regional commercial director and it went really well...

Loads of positives and no negatives at all... Need to keep up the good work I think!

[:)]

speckyget Posted on 08/10/2008 13:14
Had MY APPRAISAL last night.

Next time you submit an expense claim, be sure and let us know.

PinkPonce Posted on 08/10/2008 13:15
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I will do speckyget...

Got a pretty big one due to go in so i'll do an FAO.

PPX

mickbrown Posted on 08/10/2008 13:20
Had MY APPRAISAL last night.

Surely he pulled you up for inapproriate capitalisation?

Brick_Tamland Posted on 08/10/2008 13:23
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This reminds me a bit of that time I met with auditors and we agreed a five-point strategy for minimising waste expenditure. I've got the minutes of that meeting on my hard drive if people are interested? If so I'll copy-paste into a seperate thread in order to avoid hijacking this one. It's a good read, by the way.

Critical_Bill Posted on 08/10/2008 13:26
Had MY APPRAISAL last night.

He talks shop as it's the only thing he has knowledge of. or so he seems to think.

SoSmo Posted on 08/10/2008 13:28
Had MY APPRAISAL last night.

I had mine last week.

Sychophantic and pointless I felt.

However, I did manage to end up on a photoshop course :(

wee_daft_boris Posted on 08/10/2008 13:28
Had MY APPRAISAL last night.

Best thing about being a self employed contractor - no more appraisals (probably the money first but this perk is a good one too)

SoSmo Posted on 08/10/2008 13:31
Had MY APPRAISAL last night.

Remember, they are NOT a moan session said the email sent around to warn us of their arrival.

sasboro1 Posted on 08/10/2008 13:33
Had MY APPRAISAL last night.

I dont bother having an appraisal. Waste of time having one really.

SoSmo Posted on 08/10/2008 13:35
Had MY APPRAISAL last night.

sasboro - don't you work in HR?

LoveLoveMido Posted on 08/10/2008 13:57
Had MY APPRAISAL last night.

I've just submitted my cutover plan for a system upgrade to the Business Coordination Manager .. happy to copy and paste if anybody is interested.

Brick ... your 5 point strategy sounds mega

MarlonD Posted on 08/10/2008 14:01
Had MY APPRAISAL last night.

I remember having an appraisal once and when the Boss had a little moan about my aggressive manner towards other departments I started laughing.

Don't know why to this day, but he wasn't amused.

boro_exile Posted on 08/10/2008 14:06
Had MY APPRAISAL last night.

had a 'communal' one this morning - no salary increase at all for the moment, to be reviewed again in january [:(]

PinkPonce Posted on 08/10/2008 14:07
Had MY APPRAISAL last night.

[:D]

A few more targets for my this next quarter are to bring in more business from a couple of other clients.

One of my biggest achievements in his eyes was the fact that I priced, won, cost managed and delivered good profits on a number of projects.

[:)]

SoSmo Posted on 08/10/2008 14:08
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PP - are you stationary monitor too?

Rod100 Posted on 08/10/2008 14:09
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apart from T5 though eh PP [:P]

LoveLoveMido Posted on 08/10/2008 14:12
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PP:

'Targets for next quarter' that is Mgmt speak for things you fcuked up this quarter.

PinkPonce Posted on 08/10/2008 14:17
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LoveLoveMido...

I suggest you read the thread again....

Also, targets are not set because they HAVE to be done and your performance in the role will not be affected if they don't come off.

For example, I might not get a couple more clients through the door as its a very cliquey industry, however, I may have still excelled in my role as stationary cupboard organisor.

SoSmo - not quite, but its my target for next year.

Manny-Being-Manny Posted on 08/10/2008 14:43
Had MY APPRAISAL last night.

There's a void in your life, don't know what it is, but it's definately there.

sasboro1 Posted on 08/10/2008 15:09
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"A few more targets for my this next quarter are to bring in more business from a couple of other clients."

Sounds like the credit crunch could be starting to kick in for your company.

PinkPonce Posted on 08/10/2008 15:15
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[:D] Sas, nice try mate...

How about, we've reached our turnover forcast for the year already this year, and next years target has increased by Circa 10%.

Not a big rise really, until you factor in that T5 gave us approximated 25% of turnover for 2008.

We need to replace the turnover from T5 with new business - not a big shock there kid.

HOWEVER, turnover won't matter as long as my jobs continue to make enough contribution.

FACT.

Try again.

boksic Posted on 08/10/2008 15:36
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Ponce - I have it on good authority that your gaffer put down as one of your "good points":

"You Look like Snoopy, and it makes me smile."

Can you confirm or deny?

Nero Posted on 08/10/2008 15:50
Had MY APPRAISAL last night.

So what Ponce, I'm in line for a promotion.

PinkPonce Posted on 08/10/2008 15:50
Had MY APPRAISAL last night.

[:D]

sasboro1 Posted on 08/10/2008 15:51
Had MY APPRAISAL last night.

i don't have appraisals, i just ask for a pay rise.

BTW, who has their appraisals on a night?Whats wrong with normal work time?

boksic Posted on 08/10/2008 15:55
Had MY APPRAISAL last night.

Just readign here Ponce, looks like you really impressed that rep from the Cincinatti office when he came over last month.

PinkPonce Posted on 08/10/2008 15:57
Had MY APPRAISAL last night.

Sas by last night, i meant late yesterday evening.

I'm here until late anyway and was pretty tied up with month end cost reports.

boksic Posted on 08/10/2008 16:07
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"pretty tied up with month end cost reports"

Those long witner nights must just fly by...

PinkPonce Posted on 08/10/2008 16:42
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part of the job unfortunately Boksic.

nomark Posted on 08/10/2008 16:59
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PP - sorry if i'm off the pace here but....I know that you are a QS but where in the organisation do you fit in? Are you a Senior QS, middle management, a junior. Do you have staff under you? Just helps to put your comments into context. Cheers

PinkPonce Posted on 08/10/2008 17:14
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Nomark,

I'm not a senior yet. Within 18 months though fingers crossed.

I'm a Quantity Surveyor. 10 years in the game. I have a few admin staff under me.

boro_exile Posted on 08/10/2008 17:16
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you're 26 right ponce? QS-ing since 16? when did you get your qualifications, are you chartered?

nomark Posted on 08/10/2008 17:18
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Ta Bud.

PinkPonce Posted on 08/10/2008 17:20
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The_Dude Posted on 08/10/2008 18:47
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can't believe any of you take any notice of this bullS***ting little boring F***ing dogturd, mind you, i have to admit, he is amusing

Manny-Being-Manny Posted on 09/10/2008 07:05
Had MY APPRAISAL last night.

Leave him alone, he's only a kid for gods sake, he'll grow up eventually.

wee_daft_boris Posted on 09/10/2008 12:01
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Project Controls is the easy life hence why I no longer put QS on my CV.

PinkPonce Posted on 09/10/2008 12:04
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It is...

But i'm still involved in all the normal stuff, not just fudging the CPI to make us look good [:D]

wee_daft_boris Posted on 09/10/2008 12:05
Had MY APPRAISAL last night.

I like to point out that Project Controls are only as good as the information supplied to us. Confuses the Engineers greatly.

PinkPonce Posted on 09/10/2008 12:08
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I like to point out that we're only as good as I can make us [:D]

On T5 I got no help from the engineers at all. I prepared the KPI's, i reported progress. F***ing liability some of them.Its

a F***ing miricle that It was ok hah

Critical_Bill Posted on 09/10/2008 12:57
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The engineers probably had some worthwhile work to be getting on with.

PinkPonce Posted on 09/10/2008 13:02
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Can't argue with that Bill.

They were busy spunking 25,000 on firetuf cable when we could have used SWA.

wee_daft_boris Posted on 09/10/2008 14:29
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Nice comment Bill, the Engineers are responsible for progress and the reporting of such within their own disciplines on the project I work on. They are also responsible for the submitting of project changes and their cost and schedule effect. They therefore have a large element of non-worthwhile work which they need to get done.

boksic Posted on 13/10/2008 09:32
Had MY APPRAISAL last night.

This is what really happened:


Link: Secret Filmong of Ponce's Appraisal

Jonny_Ingbar Posted on 13/10/2008 09:38
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"I have a few admin staff under me"

Are they classed as fringe benefits?


PinkPonce Posted on 13/10/2008 13:11
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Depends if they want a pay rise, Johnny

the_throcking_man Posted on 13/10/2008 13:32
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[:D]

that is spot on Boksic