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March 1, 2008

extra special thanks

Filed under: education and career — Tags: , , , , — plonkee @ 10:25 am

I had my annual appraisal yesterday, which lots of extremely helpful people gave some great advice for. I planned what I wanted to say, and managed to do so. I went through the job description for the promotion I want and thought of evidence to support my position.

It went quite well – my work exceeds expectations, all my project managers and clients love me, etc –  but I didn’t push hard for a promotion in April because my boss’ input has already been given on those (my appraisal was postponed twice). My boss said that there’s one thing that I need to do to be certain of gaining promotion and that’s to take on some financial responsibility. It’s something I have just started doing, but you need to show that you can do it over a prolonged period of time.

It’s a bit frustrating because I feel sure that if I was external, I’d get the job at the promoted level, rather than the one I’m currently on. We get a write up of our appraisals for review before they’re issued, so my plan is to pin this promotion down on that. My current thinking is that if I do what is required by August/September, and still don’t get promoted, I really need to start looking for a new job – I don’t want to hang around undervalued and underpaid.

Anyway, I’d like to give a big thanks to:

I think all your suggestions were extremely helpful and I really am grateful for everyone’s support.

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