It's That Time of Year, Part II

Saturday, November 22, 2008
So yesterday I had my annual performance review, because it's that time of year.

I was a bit concerned about it, because while I feel I'm one of the top performers on my team, they've laid off six engineers this calendar year in my group, as well as pretty significant layoffs company wide. Most of the folks in my company with my skill set are at least somewhat concerned about the future of their jobs, and with college tuition looming large for next summer, I really don't want to be job hunting in today's environment.

While I still have no guarantees that my job will not be off-shored, my performance review went really well, and my bonus ended up being more than I'd hoped. I'll never say "no" to additional money, and I'm glad to have my portion of the Smart Twins' first year of college tuition in the bank.

So, yay me. Here's hoping that money makes its way to the University of Colorado and wherever my Hot Daughter decides to go instead of being rerouted to the mortgage company...

2 comments:

Wendy said...

Congratulations! Nice to know someone is getting a little security for the holidays!

WendyB_09

Janiece Murphy said...

Thanks, Wendy.

I know how lucky I am - I'm thankful that (so far) our financial future is secure.