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Expert explains how performance reviews prove that corporate America wants employees to fail

This career expert is unmasking the inner mechanism of the corporate sector and how their rigged performance reviews are hampering the chances of an employee getting an increment.

Expert explains how performance reviews prove that corporate America wants employees to fail
Cover Image Source: TikTok | @imdanielleroberts

Employees expect to get a salary raise or some sort of increment at their workplaces after putting in their hard work for long years. But all of that depends on their performance review which is done by the management. Even though an employee always hopes for the best, little do they know that these performance reviews are rigged. At least that's what this anti-career coach Danielle Roberts—who goes by @imdanielleroberts on TikTok—has claimed in one of her recent videos.

Image Source: TikTok | @imdanielleroberts
Image Source: TikTok | @imdanielleroberts

In her short clip, she explained how the performance evaluation of the employees might not be authentic and as a result millennial and Gen Z workers who are employed in the corporate sector of America, often consider quitting their jobs in silence. She elaborated on why corporate America wants their employees to fail. “Performance review season for two of my clients,” Roberts began. “One is a manager who has multiple people reporting to him and one is an independent contributor who reports to her manager."

She continues that both of these companies use a scale of 1 to 5 to measure how employees are doing. 1 is considered terrible, 5 means that they are exceeding expectations and getting a 3 means the employee is meeting their expectations. “The manager submitted 4s and 5s for the people on his teams,” Roberts added. “And the independent contributor also got a majority of 5s, maybe one 4 and one 3." However, surprisingly enough, the corporate superiors did not share the same views as the managers.

Image Source: TikTok | @imdanielleroberts
Image Source: TikTok | @imdanielleroberts

"Do you know what the corporate offices came back to them and said? That you are not allowed to put people at 4s and 5s. Wait, that’s not fully true. You are allowed to, but it’s only for one or two employees. Not everyone can be ranked that way. And yet millennials and Gen Z get flack for quiet quitting when there is no incentive for hard work,” Roberts concluded. Several corporate employees who came across her video on TikTok had their share of horror stories that they experienced while trying to survive the corporate culture.

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@author_emily_jean wrote: "In my performance review I asked what I could do to get my score up and they said nothing, we keep it there for everyone to be fair. What’s the point of trying then?" @delaney_byrne commented: "What I find funny is that this is well known in my company, yet they still want us to act like a team! If only what one person can get exceeds that’s not my team - that’s my competition." @desertanj remarked: "I yelled at my dept director for 45 min because HR demanded a lower score for my amazing new hire. Turned in my resignation a month later."

Image Source: TikTok | @dingdingjellybean
Image Source: TikTok | @dingdingjellybean
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Image Source: TikTok | @misamouri

@timmehlhorn joked: "I literally had that corporate talk about not ranking my employees so highly. They did twice as much as their goals, they are exceeding expectations or I am fist-fighting a boomer." @winnerdinher added: "GenX here- I learned this many years ago, so I only provide them with 3 works. If you aren’t going to reward me, I am not giving you more. Sorry, not sorry." According to the reports from Fortune, a record 47.8 million people quit their jobs in search of better opportunities in the U.S. What began amid the pandemic era, stretched well into 2022 with 50.5 million people quitting their jobs. 

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