Patience is a virtue and other lies

So after a coworker came in today to tell me how dreadful this year’s budget for raises and bonuses is, my lead followed me out of the standup meeting where I had just given him a hard time to tell me he wanted to finish one review before the end of the day.

Mind you, it’s 4:10pm when he talks to me. So since then, I’ve been “working,” all looking forward to my suddenly forthcoming review.

I know I did some rather good work in the last year, but the rumors I have heard have indicated that I should expect little, if any, financial reward — and no, I’m not in it for the money, but it doesn’t hurt. =]

He told me he would be ready around 4:45. Well, it’s now almost 5:30. He came by around 4:45 to tell me he wasn’t quite done. Which was fine, as I had had Mandrina ask me for a bit of assistance via voicemail while I was in the meeting, and then received a phone call from the police regarding the aforementioned PayPal spot of bother.

And I’m still sitting here. Still waiting. I have to leave here at 6:30 to make my bus. No stress. No sirree. In the back of my head, though, I remember people being fired at the end of the day on Friday, as they’re less likely to make a fuss. Fortunately, it’s Wednesday…

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  1. Kelly says:

    Did you ever have the meeting? I’m guessing that IF you were fired, you’d have time to write a blog post about it today, so I think you’re just fine and maybe you got a raise and I know you’re too humble to brag about it. 🙂

  2. Andrew says:

    My meeting eventually happened at 5:43pm. Tons of time for reviewing my entire year…

    The meeting went well in the end, but by the time it started my stress level was high I wasn’t able to relax even with a decent review.

    But thanks for your faith!