Went running again today. No rain, no lightening strikes, no near death experiences. You know, when they say that all this exercise could kill you, I never took it so literal.
Today's word of the day: Slapdash.
It is coming up on review time again. Already said how much I love doing reviews. Had a training class on the new review system. Not much improvement from last year's (IMHO). I don't care how much training and how many reviews I've done, I still don't like the process. Somehow cramming one year's accomplishments into a single piece of paper and a 30 minute discussion on how you can improve your performance doesn't seem to sell it for me. But I can play the game like the rest of them. During the class, we had a 20 minute video about how to give a good review. Actually it was more of how not to give a bad interview. Three scenarios about reviews and how they can go bad. Was an old film from the late 80's or early 90's obviously done by a British company (having John Cleese in it was a clue). Typically funny clip on how not to do a review. One of the scenarios was where a supervisor was trying to coach her employee about how she was a bit careless and pissed off some other groups. The offended employee felt she was being labeled as "slapdash" and went postal. I commented to my coworker who was attending as well that I had never heard of or even used slapdash before and pondered if it was some thing more used in England. But I do like the term and it may wind up in one of my reviews. No matter how old you get, you are never too old to learn something new.
BTW - Slapdash is defined by Websters as haphazard or slipshod.