Annual Employee Review Bias

It’s good to know that it’s been long-recognized that the annual employee review system is more of a political tool than an objective means of job assessment, as pointed out in a literature review over at Overcoming Bias. I’ve come to dread the process, and it’s been a driving reason why my prior departures have been timed around review time.

This is one thing I won’t miss as I strike out on my own.

Shrunken World

I had oral surgery this weekend, for some gum tissue grafts. The discomfort from it is much like being sick. My world is smaller as a result.

I have to exert more concentration to be able to operate, which wears me out. I am withdrawing even more so into my crabby shell.

I’m not able to eat a lot, or even exert myself physically. I had a good stretch of exercising for the last few weeks. Something I’d fit in during raidtime breaks. I look forward to continuing my progress towards improving my fitness.

Once I get healed up from this surgery, I have another one coming in less than 6 weeks, for a frenectomy, to correct for what was causing my gums to recede in the first place. I’ve had one before, and it should be far less of an ordeal.