I have deliberated for hours now. Should I complain, suck it up, or post something about this. Since it still bothering me, I will go ahead and explain my situation here, before I do anything else.
I work in the classic example of Corporate America Company. It is my first performance review, and I did great. I had a High Performer appraisal. However, the following points are really bothering me about my review:
* My mid-year review was better than the actual final result, not for much, but in essence “I walked back”.
* Every time my manager gave me a smaller result than my self-evaluation, my comments were extensive and followed Manager-tools approach, but his were vague and not specific. So I am unable to pin-point what I can improve.
* He verbally spoke with me for a long period of time, and he told me that I was the best review on his team, but still I felt beat down at the end of the review.
I have until tomorrow to sign the appraisal, but I feel he did not put as much effort as I did. Sometimes I get the sense of competition between him and myself, which is absurd. Other times, I just get the sense of power trip manager, I just trust him less and less.
I was thinking of escalating my review, but I feel like a boy that got an A- and is complaining to the teacher. I also thought of going back to him and asking him for better review, but that usually comes back and bites me.
Is there any suggestions?