Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Dad Scares Me

First, some housekeeping. For a while now, I've referred to my bosses as my female boss and my male boss. They haven't had super cool blog names like Chicken Noodle Soup Boss or Facebook Friend Boss but now they do. Promo Girl and I have been calling them Mom and Dad for quiet some time now because our little marketing department really is like a family. There are 9 kids and mom and dad. Dad even calls us "kids" when he walks into the office every morning. So now, they are Mom Boss and Dad Boss.

Now that that is out of the way. It's review time at work which means Dad Boss gets to critique my job performance in about 2 weeks. But first, I had to complete self-review online. Last year, Chicken Noddle Soup Boss was the only on reviewing me and she said, and I quote, "Just put 'I think I'm going a great job.'" So that's what I did and I received a good review.

This year, Promo Girl scarred the crap out of me. Dad Boss is the hardest interview everyone is my office has experience. They all say that if you can survive and interview with him, you can survive an interview anywhere. Except for maybe WG2 in about 10 years. My dear friend is going to make one scary boss.

Unfortunately, I never interviewed with Dad Boss and am therefore unprepared for many interviews to come and for my review. The only interview I had was for my internship and that was with Mom Boss. Although they are both my bosses, Dad Boss is handling my review. Dad Boss is critical, asks tough questions and looks at you funny as you answer. Like real funny. Makes you want to crawl under your chair and hide funny.

I submitted my self review last Tuesday. I think I'm pretty freaking awesome at my job but it's one thing to write that here and a completely other thing to write about it in a formal form for my boss. Once you submitted your review, you couldn't go back and add thoughts or edit a sentence. Promo Girl reminded me of this several times thus making me increasingly nervous. Since I submitted it, I thought of several more points I'd like to make and a few things I'd like reword or just flat out delete.

I'm obviously totally looking forward to my review in a few weeks. Hopefully I wont end up hiding from Dad Boss under my desk.

11 comments:

Angela Darling said...

Well, good luck! I'm sure you'll be great, though.

Miss Type-A said...

I'm sure you'll do amazing! :)

High-heel gal said...

Good Luck! Ugh, I hate bossess (especially mine!)

howunremarkable said...

There is nothing worse than having someone look at you funny when you answer a question. I hate that.

Best of luck...Hopefully it won't be TOO traumatizing!

Anonymous said...

If your office is like a family, Promo Girl seems to be your big sister. She is looking out for you, not trying to scare you!

Sally said...

If your office is like a family, Promo Girl is your work big sister. She is looking out for you, not trying to scare you!

sabrina said...

Don't worry you'll do great. Just make note of the things you wanted to put in your review, and say those things during your face-to-face. You'll have to update us on what happens!

mary evelyn said...

eww, reviews are the worst. but you know, they usually seem more scary than they are.

good luck, you'll do great!

Southpaw said...

I know what you mean about being nervous. In my job (before I was laid off) I had to submit a self-review THEN I had to meet not only with my leader, but my DEPARTMENT leader too.

I barely even talked to the department leader as she was never there.

As far as the points that you thought of after submission...write these down. Just because they aren't in your self-review doesn't mean you can't discuss them. If you bring them up in your interview, they may show up in your bosses' written review!!!

BEST OF LUCK!!

Working Girl Two said...

AH! I won't be mean!

...on second thought...

Anonymous said...

good luck!! you will be fine! if you think you do well then you prob do