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Writing letters of recommendation should be a supplement to the annual review format

Thank you to PsychologistMimi for this indepth post about reasons for recognizing the value of employees in the workplace.

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The last four weeks have been a series of crazy events for me during which I have had to also think of the great attributes of my colleagues of friends as I have been asked to write letters of recommendation on their behalf. It seems to be quite an honor to be asked; or so I believe. As such I take them very seriously not only for my colleagues’ sake but also for my own. By focusing on the great attributes I get to learn a lot as well as to what I value and what I deem to be integral to a good working environment.  And for that I am grateful to have been asked to write these letters of recommendation. I have yet to say no to such a request for there is always something that can be highlighted and acknowledged.

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Oops!!

Making mistakes while doing a job can be embarrassing – even cause someone to lose a job.  But, we have to laugh, just the same.

Here’s a good start to the weekend:

How embarrassing for this young woman!

How embarrassing for this young woman!

A spelling error!

A spelling error!

Now, how would I get the key in there?

Now, how would I get the key in there?

I think the teacher didn't do her due diligence.

I think the teacher didn’t do due diligence in the lessons.

Uh - what if I wanted to close the door?

Uh – what if I wanted to close the door?

Must be color blind.

Must be color blind.

Hmm.  Now, let's see.

Hmm. Now, let’s see.