So like it or not, today was review day. How did it go?
Surprisingly well. In fact, the best review I have ever had here.
A promotion (for the first time to a new level in 14 years). And a pretty decent raise. And 101% of the possible bonus.
Only negative in the review? Not really a negative, but it is desired that I take more of a leadership role (which has already been added to my list of goals for myself anyway). Other than that, well done, good job, keep it up.
As I said, best review I have had in seven years. Strangely gratifying after all these years. 14 years is a long drought, a very long drought indeed.
Sure, the bar is set high. Sure, I will have to really push if I want to get close to this next year. But for one moment, there was a brief sense that after a really long while, someone finally noticed.
And that is the best feeling in the world.