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First review

July 25th, 2015 at 04:45 pm

I've only been at the job eight months, but the boss likes to keep everything on the same schedule for everyone, and July/August is a slow time for the business and most vacations are in August, so July for salary review it was. The boss said that they made the "right choice" in hiring me, that my strong points and my weak points are just as he anticipated when hiring me, with the weak point being getting me integrated into the Team, who have worked together for several years...I am the only new person in a group of 5, the last of whom joined about a decade ago. And I tend to be self-sufficient and reluctant to ask for help, and the rest of the Team hasn't really gone out of their way to get me up to speed, so it's something to work on on both sides. But generally, he is pleased with my progress, said that he hopes I finish my career with the company, and that he regards me as the firm's greatest "untapped asset," so all that is good. And I have a $2,500/year salary increase as of August 1. All in all, a good result.

7 Responses to “First review”

  1. Tabs Says:

    Well that's a good thing. Team integration is fixable. Congrats!

  2. VS_ozgirl Says:

    What a wonderful compliment and congratulations on the pay increase! Lovely. And hoping that you are finding your chosen career to be very rewarding.

  3. GoodLiving Says:

    Nice, Congrats on your raise!

  4. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    That is a great review!

  5. PatientSaver Says:


    For many years of my career I focused on the quality of my work and downplayed, in my own mind, the importance of socializing or getting along with my coworkers. Now I see that the social aspects is very important, as I've found that managers can and do make important, life-altering decisions based on their personal feelings for someone who reports to them as much as they do based on the quality of their work output.

    "Social butterfly" does not describe me at all, so I have to make an effort at this all the time. We have an upcoming "team" picnic with probably 50+ people in attendance. the fact that most of my "team" works in another state means I barely know these people (they all do different jobs than me too) after nearly 2 years at the bank. I have a strong dislike for this type of social function, but at least I'm driving up with the other 5 people who work at my location. I hope the day goes fast.

  6. CB in the City Says:

    Nice raise!

  7. rob62521 Says:

    Nice words and a raise to boot! Congrats!

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