The most anticipated time in your work year - performance bonus, promotion and increment
But my most anticipated moment of the (work) year is my PB.
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I've been in my first job since graduation and had received 4 performance gradings. So far, I thank lady luck for blessing me with above average gradings. At least, despite the frustrations felt at work, I am encouraged that my contributions are acknowledged.
This time each year, I'd feel my heart palpitating as I open the document announcing my performance grading. I remembered having the same feeling as I logged onto my university portal to see my semester results. That's why I akin this to my report card.
The thing is, I would never know how I'm assessed each year. It's quite a joke that I've never done proper appraisals with my bosses except during my first year as a contract officer. Nobody sat me down to tell me what I've did right, what I've did not so right, and how I could improve. I could only guess that my performance wouldn't be too bad judging from my interactions with my bosses and how they assigned me duties.
Anyway, I'm grateful for my above average gradings since it translated to higher monetary rewards compared to most peers. The PB also adds to a higher annual income. Just last year, with an excellent performance grading, my bonuses added up to a 37.5% of my annual income!
Hopefully this will add to my next goal of another $100k cash savings by 28!
Moving on to another note, I've been eagerly awaiting for my promotion since I've been getting consistently good results. However, I've been bypassed for promotion this year. Seeing the names of some officers being promoted didn't sit too well with me, since some of them are just wayang kings and queens. But then again, promotion, as with performance bonuses, are all subjected to your bosses' instructions. I feel that my bosses may think I'm too young for promotion. I wonder if I should speak to them....
Ok, good thoughts good thoughts. It's the last day of March, and I'll be getting a higher pay in Apr! Yay!
$$$ drives me to work, but don't worry, I won't do stupid things for the pure sake of earning money :P