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Performance Review

I started my new job at the tail end of the financial year, therefore my full year’s performance is predicated on the old, pained, non-defined, open-ended, uninspiring job.

Although in the end my capabilities were appreciated, I was downgraded because of some time I took off work to care for my wife who was sick. Essentially, my manager said that I was not present when work had to be completed.

There is a moral conundrum here. Technically, this could be correct. It just assumes that a person at work doesn’t have personal responsibilities that could affect that work. So, if a person is actually fit to do the job but isn’t available, then they can’t be deemed to have achieved all that was necessary to complete their function.

I’m following it up with our HR people.

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