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One On One

By on Mar 3, 2006 in Wisdom | 4 comments

They have rated us based on our performance in past 12 months. They did a fair judgment. All the managers gathered together and decided our fate. We had a little role to play in the process which, perhaps, was limited to rating ourselves very high ( say 4 or 5 on a scale of 1-5). Let’s see what happened a few days back. Place: Conference Room, Time: 4:00 p.m. Characters: M: Manager, K: The Big K, SM: Senior Manager (K has received an email early morning which told him to be present in Conference Room at 4:00 p.m. sharp. K, being punctual is waiting for M outside the Conference Room) M: K, let us wait for the SM to come. He usually attends all the appraisal meetings. K: Oh, okay. I’ll wait here. [K waits for 10 more minutes. SM enters from one door and then disappears through other. After 3 minutes, M appears. Smiling.] M: K, SM is caught up with some important work. He...