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The Trophy Kids Grow Up: How the Millennial Generation is Shaking Up the Workplace by Ron Alsop

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Chapter 5. How Am I Doing?

For Catherine Solazzo, there is nothing quite like the sweet sound of "This was a job well done." A fabulous performance review at work is the ultimate reward for the marketing program manager at International Business Machines Corp.

"Money is always important, don't get me wrong," she says, "but for me, a high performance rating means more than a check. Nothing makes you want to dedicate yourself to a job more than recognition for the work you do." She hates unpleasant surprises, so she makes sure that she not only receives a midyear review but also meets with her managers one-on-one weekly to monitor her performance.

Like many other achievement-oriented millennials, Solazzo values feedback so much because she saw ...

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