The sobering effect of performance disconnect
You want me to sit here and not hold a grudge?
When my record's in question and you are the judge?
You share my review, one big misunderstanding,
You grade me ‘Proficient’ when it’s clear I’m ‘Outstanding’,
I’m smart, I solve problems, facts you cannot deny,
And what exactly does this rating mean: ‘NI’?
“Needs Improvement”?! So what if I’m a man with no frills,
I still have superior interpersonal skills,
Peers say I’m stubborn? Too aggressive for some?
Well I think this assessment and process are dumb,
“Focus on team work, learn to collaborate”,
My teammates can’t help but they sure can frustrate,
‘Adequate Quality’?! My work was a gem!
If QA missed defects then that is on them,
Fine, I will try to be more humble and subtle,
But I will first submit my lengthy rebuttal.