According to our office schedule, I am supposed to do my employees’ evaluations during the last two workdays before Christmas. One of my employees is going to be getting a very negative review. Would you hold off on reviews until after the holidays so as not to ruin the employee’s Christmas?
To whom do you think you are writing? I’m Evil Skippy, not Nice Skippy. I’d give the review and chortle like Scrooge as I gave it. One does not get many opportunities to unleash one’s Inner Grinch like that in real life.
Slaps to you for being a wimp.
— Evil Skippy
Evaluations should not be “news”, so nothing in your review of this employee should be a surprise to her or him. If it’s not news, there is no reason to delay the evaluations. If it is going to be news, slaps to you — but not for being a wimp. It’s for failing communicate effectively to your employees about their performance.
If the only reason you want to delay is Christmas, you should stick to your schedule. Readers – what do you say?
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