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Employee Performance

Markus Wennrich - Tue Mar 09 11:10:06 1999

My boss asked me for a letter describing my partner Bob Smith, and this is
what I wrote:
1.	Bob Smith, my assistant programmer, can always be found
2.	hard at work in his cubicle. Bob works independently, without
3.	wasting company time talking to colleagues. Bob never
4.	thinks twice about assisting fellow employees, and he always
5.	finishes given assignments on time. Often Bob takes extended
6.	measures to complete his work, sometimes skipping coffee
7.	breaks. Bob is a dedicated individual who has absolutely no
8.	vanity in spite of his high accomplishments and profound
9.	knowledge in his field. I firmly believe that Bob can be
10.	classed as a high-caliber employee, the type which cannot be
11.	dispensed with. Consequently, I duly recommend that Bob be
12.	promoted to executive management, and a proposal will be
13.	executed as soon as possible.

S.D. - Project Leader

Shortly afterward I sent the following follow-up note:
That bastard Bob was reading over my shoulder while I wrote the report sent
to you earlier today. Kindly read only the odd numbered lines (1, 3, 5,
etc.) for my true assessment.

nick@schoko.org                   http://www.schoko.org/~nick/

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