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Sep 2, 2011
Here is the true reason they want you to set your own goals on top of what they want you to do: so that you will do extra work for the company. If you don't set the goals high enough, they will blame you for not self motivated enough. If you set the goals too high, and cannot follow through, they will hold you to it. If you set good goals and accomplish them, your company benefits from you using your personal time to accomplish your goals. In all cases, you lose and your company wins.
 
 
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Sep 2, 2011
The PHB looks like he is beginning to practice the Zen of Wally. Or maybe there's something in the coffee they all seem to be drinking....
 
 
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Sep 2, 2011
In the final year before my retirement the boss gave me many "unimportant" projects. I did them so badly he wound up doing them himself. Revenge is sweet.
 
 
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Sep 2, 2011
'They all seem that way to me' - Employees or projects? /:)
 
 
Sep 2, 2011
@IamBert
They're not your REAL goals. That's why it sucks. You're expected to read your boss's mind and determine what HE wants you to accomplish. And then pretend that it was your idea to live up to his expectations (expectations he couldn't be bothered to clarify before failing you on a performance review because you didn't meet them).
 
 
 
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