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Kitta Fri 10-Dec-10 22:55:19

Hi all, is there anyone out there that can advise me on comments made in an end of year review?
I can’t go in to too much detail on a public forum about my job etc.
We do peer review, and I have had my feedback to me today, while the majority of it was very flattering smile one colleague wasn't.

Now I’m a big girl and I know that you can’t get on with everyone. However these comments were in my view, at least unprofessional and well bitchy.
While in context of the whole of the review they stand out as being odd (in the main I am praised for my dedication and excellent team working [smug icon]).

The comments were extreme enough that I left work straight after.
(I’m a tough old bird normally but the level of vitriol really shook me, in a past role I worked with people who were considered volatile and dangerous and normally have good instincts on when people don’t like you etc, but until today while I knew we’d never be best friends I never realise X was harbouring so much anger towards me. And the fact that I’d become so ‘soft’ shocked me too)

But am now wondering what my recourse is, while as I said I realise that they have a right to their opinion I feel that (a) the tone of these comments needs to be addressed, and (b) I want to know if I have the ‘right’ to add a note to my review stating that I feel the comments that were personal rather than work related were inappropriate.
Would that be a normal/ acceptable thing to do/ask?

Thanks

bethelbeth Sat 11-Dec-10 00:50:55

I think it would be acceptable to speak to whoever gave you the review and advise that you are not happy with some of the comments on there as they are unfounded, could they please investigate this?

At least then they would look into it and add a note to your file saying that it was indeed a load of claptrap. But if these bitchy comments have any truth in them, then obviously this could affect you as well.

Weigh it up, it's your decision if you want to go ahead. It may be worth voicing your concerns anyway to make them aware of it but not necessarily investigate the matter fully.

DuelingFanio Sat 11-Dec-10 00:56:13

Is it an appraisal type thing? I was told that you DO have a right to attach a note addressing anything said in an appraisal and to have it on your record.

Kitta Sat 11-Dec-10 10:29:45

Thanks, as I said they stand out as being abnormal within the review, I’m not being smug but I do work hard and this has been recognised by all the other contributors. Having thought about it overnight I have come to the conclusion that it isn’t so much what was said but the tone.

Anyone who knows me and has ever worked with me will know what was said was bull (the comments were along the lines that I was lazy, didn’t complete tasks, unwilling to help others. All other commenter’s discussed my hard working nature, my willingness to help others and how good I was at team work) I know I sound as though I’m trying to justify myself, but I’m aware of my shortcomings, I can be stubborn, opinionated, I know that I need a tight timeline to work to so do leave things till the last minute, and while I have never missed a deadline I know that irritates several of my more forward planning colleagues.

As I said above it’s the fact that this one person has harboured these feelings/ attitudes about me that has shocked me. We work in quite a close team and I’m actually worried about how I’m going to react on seeing them on Monday morning.

I actually spent several hours last night looking for another job, but as I work in quite a specialised area there aren’t a lot of jobs in this area, and of course in this economy. .

Anyway thank you for taking the time to comment.

flowerytaleofNewYork Sun 12-Dec-10 09:33:58

Whether you have a right to add a note to the review depends on the system used in your organisation and what their internal rules are, but most places allow the employee to comment on their review.

Given the rest of your review I think it will be obvious to anyone reading it that those comments are not at all reflective of your work and say more about the person making them than they do about you.

I hope it goes without saying that you need to sit down with this person and speak to them about their comments, to find out where it's all come from and try to resolve it, particularly as it's come so out of the blue. Usually if someone has a problem with you you know about it! You never know, he/she may retract it after a reasonable discussion. I would suggest you emphasise that if he/she has any problem with you you would appreciate them coming directly to you in the first instance so you can try to resolve it rather than saving it all to put on your review.

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