More than 206 SmartBrief on Workforcereaders weighed in on last week's SmartPulse question: Have you ever had a bad performance review?
- Yes, and I was fired or quit shortly afterward 31 votes, 15.05%
- Yes, but I recovered and went on to do well in the job 50 votes, 24.27%
- No. 125 votes, 60.68%
"A bad review doesn't automatically mean professional failure. Nearly 40% of respondents said they had been given a negative performance review over the course of their career. For wise workers, poor reviews can be a signal to move on to other careers or when the feedback is delivered effectively to work toward excellent performance." -- Mary Ellen Slayter, senior editor, SmartBrief on Workforce.