Well I have good news and , well....
let me explain....
I have worked my ass off again this year....let me start from the beginning..
I make it short..
In `98 I went to work in the shipyards, working swingshift in the toolroom.
After the first year, I was running the backshift and became a journeyman Machinist..
The next year, I was asked to help in Purchasing...entering purchase orders,and working as an expediter.
The following year, I was the Rental coordinator, expediter, and took a draw from the union so I could go salary and get a yearly bonus along with a pay raise.
The following year, I had Junior Buyer added to my list of duties, and I am the one that reviews the invoices, and okays if they are to be paid...I now gained signing authority..
Merit Raise twice, and writtin praise from the GM the next year...bonus still was in the "blow me" catagory, but I still got one..
I told the GM to "go pound Salt",and the Vp to "go f^ck yourself" twice to his face, and on the phone (in those words), and it get worse..
I was told I have a "anger management problem"...
I disagree...I handled myself quite well...IMO..!!
My duties continued to grow, and I now am responsible for almost everything that happens in the facility..anything that is bought, rented, paid for , okay`d, including picknic`s and parties, etc.
I hired and fired to "bosses" this year, because they couldn`t handle it...and I didn`t like them anyway...
Did I metion I work very hard, long hours..including weekends 12-16hrs +, and only get paid for 8hrs five days a week=being salary blows..
I am highly underpaid..
Jump to today..
I was told today that I am going to be awarded on Thursday at the Christmas party, as the employee of the month for September, and also employee of the year..!!
**yah beardog...do the dance**
I was also made the new Purchasing Manager..!!
**beardog still doin the boogie**
Now the bad....
*I need some guidence here..*
I have to do my first review..
My assistant...she works very hard, does what I ask her to do , and I have pushed through two merit raises ($ 1 ea time), and a few hundred in safeway gift cards and 2 bonus`s this year...she deserves it, and is still underpaid, but corporate doesn`t give raises, merit or otherwise, easily...
I want to give her very high marks, but was told to keep it , on a scale of 1-10, between 8`s and 9`s..
I`m sure this is also a test to see how I handle this situation..
She will surely get upset, and her feelings hurt, because I can`t give her what we both know she should get..
What should I do..?
How should I handle it ?
It`s not right, but it`s what I was told to do..
I can`t give her all 9`s because her total score will not total out correctly...which means I have to give some lower marks somewhere..
and she deserves better..
I`m not a corporate punk, and I don`t want to appear so, now that I have the position..
I do have to go to school and get my degree, per corporate...after I hire a Jr. Buyer of course..
Be careful what ya work for...ya just might get it...
so whaada ya think guys...
do what I think is right, and appear as though I `m not capable of doing what , and how Mngmnt expects, or do what I know won`t fly...what I think is fair ?
Thanks for letting me Vent...