BLUF: I gave my direct a copy of her annual review on Tuesday PM to prep for our Wed AM review meeting, and she called in sick yesterday and today. Should I reach out to "check in" and see how she's doing (and possibly give reassurance that this "bad" review isn't the end of her career here)?
I want to give the benefit of the doubt and assume that she's truly sick... it's just that avoiding tough conversations by calling in sick has been kind of a pattern. If she's sitting at home planning to resign, I can't stop her - I just don't want her to do it without understanding that this review isn't fatal.
Overall, the review rating wasn't a surprise (a pretty big project failure last fall that couldn't be glossed over), though her work is definitely on an upward trend over the last six months or so. We've talked about the problems and the progress repeatedly, and it's still probably shocking to see it "on paper."
Would you just let it ride until she comes back to work? Am I a goof for even thinking about addressing this somehow? Thanks!