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09 Nov 2004

Comparisons
Is it rite for bosses to compare u with your colleaguess? Keeps on saying as compared to the others u are not cutting it, u r worst and mention other's names to say their performance is far better than mine that im not delivering? Is it normal for bosses to say that? And is this constructive or is just trying to put me down? How do i get up and carry on with my job after this? I do my work properly and put in a lot of effort and unpaid overtime but this is depressing and de motivating, How do i go about resolving this. Its been going on for quite a while now i cant take it anymore. Pls help all i get is negative feedback and criticism from this woman.
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CyberShrink
cybershrink

01 Jan 0001

It's allowed, but usually not wise at all. Is he possibly justified in any way in suggesting that there are ways in which your performance is not matching up to others, and should improve ? As I understand the law, he is duty bound, if he identifies anything significant lacking in your performance, not to merely complain, but to make helpful suggestions about improving it, including providing further training to enable you to improve your performance. Purely negative criticism is improper and useless.
Why not check with your HR Dept and or the Dept of Labour, for advice on this ?
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