Writing Evaluations: An Inexact Science. (over Easy)

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In the "Resource Guide" section this month, we reveal some interesting ideas about employee recruitment.

Here are some actual quotes from federal employee performance evaluations (honestly!):

If your efforts fail, you generally have to fire the inept employee. But the federal government doesn't have that luxury; it's almost impossible to fire government employees because of existing laws and regulations. So government managers apparently extract their revenge by filling out evaluation forms -- honestly.

"...works well when under constant supervision and cornered like a rat in a trap."

"...has reached bottom and has started to dig."

"...would not allow this employee to breed."

"...is really not so much of a has-been, but more of a won't-be."

"...would be out of his depth in a parking lot puddle."

"...has delusions of adequacy."

"...sets low personal standards and then consistently fails to achieve them."

"...is depriving a village somewhere of an idiot."

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