- 3 years ago
- Wedding: September 2013
Okay so here’s what happened:
I was working at a company for just over a year. Every month, this company did “Reviews.” As in, they pulled 5 orders that you worked, reviewed them, and gave you a score based on any errors, judgement calls, etc.
My scores were usually relatively good – in the high 80s, low 90s. At least it was enough that I was getting anywhere between $200 – $400 a month extra in incentive.
Every so often, I’d get a low score – like in the 70s. I would discuss the score with my supervisor or manager, they’d make sure I understood what I did wrong, and we’d move on.
Once I got really bent out of shape over a super low score because it was right before my wedding and I was really stressed, etc, and my one manager saw how upset I was. She told me not to take things so seriously or so hard and that the reviews are “just a guide” and that I shouldn’t stress so much about them.
That was bout 4 months ago.
So fast forward to a few weeks ago when it was time for my 1 year review. They have the nerve to hand me a written notice that if my consistency didn’t improve, I could be let go.
Well, I requested additional education, etc, etc and even worked a bit of overtime to try improving.
But when that months’ review scores came out, I was still the same – an average of 88%.
So they fired me.
I’m still pretty pissed, because they never EVER said that a score under 90% is unacceptable – until they put me on written notice.
(not to mention that my manager told me the reviews were “just a guide.”)
And even through all of these “inconsistency,” I was STILL making a few hundred bucks in incentive every month.
So what am I supposed to say to prospective employers when I interview or when I fill out an application and they ask why I’m no longer employed?
I don’t want to say “performance” because #1, I don’t think my performance was bad at all, and #2, if I was getting incentive for performance, how could they say it was bad???
(not to mention “bad performance” looks awful and no one will want to hire me after hearing/reading that anyway).
WTF am I supposed to do?
I’ve NEVER EVER EVER had a performance problem at ANY job.
ERGH!!!! I am not this kind of employee/person!