Daily Archives: August 2nd, 2010

One-word employee upward reviews

Reviewing your own boss? Heh. If ever there was a failed concept in the workplace the “upward review” would be a leading contender. I’ve personally seen bosses be given copies of the reviews and slam their fists down on the table and yell, “Dammit! I want to know who said this, this and this!”

They tell you that these upward reviews are “anonymous.” So yeah, feel free to let ‘er rip. Speak freely! Don’t hold anything back because it is for the good of the company, they tell you. Yeah, if you are a naive trusting idiot!!!

Alas, I’m not willing to trust this sort of thing which represents just one more cat and mouse game in the ongoing battle waged against employees by their bosses. Sorry!

Not to worry, though, our company has no such system yet. The last thing management around here wants to know is what the front line employees think.

So, like I did once before in Job appreciation survey results, I grabbed my trusty clipboard and did my own survey! All hail employee initiative and proactivity! 🙂

This time my survey was short and sweet. All employees were asked, confidentially of course, to describe the boss in only a single word. The results are documented below and in no particular order:

  • Fake
  • #### (a four-letter word that starts with “c” – and no, this was decidedly not my response!)
  • Peremptory
  • Delusional

Now, based on these unbiased and raw results, what conclusions can we draw about this workplace? LOLZ mega-ROFLMAO!!

Based on this, they’d have to be unimaginably stupid to ask for upward reviews. So no doubt we’ll be doing that soon. 🙂