I managed to get ahold on boss J.'s e-mail about me. One of the people it was sent to knows Brad and told him so he could tell me, then got me a copy today. I'll give you all one guess as to why boss J. started with me instead of some other operator.
"Subject: Network Control Operator Evaluation: Victoria Shephard
"As part of my desire to assist Network Control Operators in the professional development, I am currently developing an evaluation procedure...
"In this same vein I am currently in the process of evaluating Victoria Shepard's (sic) performance (I will be sending out the same request for the other Operators within the next month)...I would REALLY appreciate it if you could provide me with some information to work with. I understand that we are 'all in process', so there may be some occasions where she didn't perform as well as you may have liked. That said you are also welcome to give an overall assessment and/or specify certain incidents that you found either positive or negative..."
He then goes on to list specific areas of concern and that all information will be kept confidential. The e-mail was sent to 25 different people, some of whom I have never worked with or ever even spoken to.
Peggy, the assistant secretary at the Sacramento office, hit "reply all" and fired back saying, "It is not my place to evaluate your staff. That is your job! When I have a problem with your staff, I will let you know."
So there you are. He is clearly on a fishing expedition, looking for reasons to fire me. The funny thing is that he will find nothing. There are only two person on the list who might have something bad to say. One is "buddy buddy" with J., and the other gets mad at every operator, not just me. No one else will have anything bad to say because I do my job and I do it well. Seven of the people I know but have never worked with. An eighth person I have never even spoken to in my 10+ years here.
The e-mail was sent to my former supervisors in the secretarial department where I used to work, but was not sent to the head of the French department where I subbed for someone for two months putting together the French programming (you don't have to speak French to do this). I guess J. is not aware of my time there.
At any rate, the e-mail was not well received from what I have heard around here, and as I said, few people will have even one bad word to say about me. If any do reply it will be with good things, not bad ones.
So, was this a professional thing to do? Would anyone out there dream of sending such as e-mail? Your comments are welcome and appreciated. Thanks. :)
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