Karen had finally followed some of Maria’s advice. She had agreed to do performance reviews twice a year instead of once. Six months after Maria sat in on Laurie Kelly’s review, the three of them sat down for another review.
“I see you’ve invited her again.” Laurie spoke to Karen about Maria, but didn’t address Maria.
Maria chose to respond. “I hope you don’t mind,” she said neutrally.
“Let’s get on with it.” Laurie said. She didn’t seem to be dripping with enthusiasm about the review. Previously, the annual reviews ended with a bonus discussion. Now that they were doing semi-annual reviews, today’s meeting wouldn’t result in a bonus for Laurie. ...