Thursday, October 14, 2010

{SamsoNgroup} The Art of Appraisal

The Art of Appraisal

Big Boss: This year your performance was good, excellent and outstanding. So,
your rating is "average".

Kumar: What? How come 'average'?

Big Boss: Because...err. lack domain knowledge.

Kumar: But last year you said I am a domain expert and you put me in this
project as a domain  consultant.

Big Boss: Oh is it? Well, in that case, I think your domain knowledge has eroded
this year.

Kumar: What???

Big Boss: Yes, I didn't see you sharing knowledge on Purchasing domain.

Kumar: Why would I? Because I am not in Purchasing, I am in Manufacturing.

Big Boss: This is what I don't like about you. You give excuse for everything.

Kumar: Huh? *Confused*

Big Boss: Next, you need to improve your communication skills.

Kumar: Like what? I am the one who trained the team on "Business Communication"
, you sat in the audience and took notes, you remember?

Big Boss: Oh is it? Errr...well. .I mean, you need to improve your Social
Pragmatic Affirmative Communication.

Kumar: Huh? What the hell is that? *Confused*

Big Boss: See! That's why you need to learn about it.

Kumar: *head spinning*

Big Boss: Next, you need to sharpen your recruiting skills. All the guys you
recruited left within 2 months.

Kumar: Well, not my  mistake. You told them you will sit beside them and review
their code, and most resigned the next day itself. Couple of them even attempted

Big Boss:*stunned* (recovers from shock) Err...anyway, I tried to give you a
better rating, but our Normalization process gave you only 'average'.

Kumar: Last year that process gave me 'excellent'. This year just 'average'? Why
is this process pushing me up and down every year?

Big Boss: That's a complicated process. You don't want to hear.

Kumar: I'll try to understand. Go ahead.

Big Boss: Well, we  gather in a large room, write down the names of
sub-ordinates in bits of paper, and throw them up in the air. Whichever lands on
the floor gets 'average', whichever lands on table gets 'good', whichever we
manage to catch gets 'excellent' and whichever gets stuck to ceiling gets
'outstanding' .

Kumar: (eyes popping out) What? Ridiculous! So who gets 'poor' rating?

Big Boss: Those are the ones we forget to write down.

Kumar: What the hell! And how can paper bits stick to ceiling for 'outstanding'

Big Boss: Oh no, now you have started questioning our 20 year old organizational

Kumar:  *faints*

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It was a fitting finale for India when Saina Nehwal claimed the badminton gold coming from a matchpoint down to ensure that the hosts finished ahead of England in the gold count. Saina's golden display was a fine example of resilience, courage, attitude and grace under pressure - qualities that you would attribute to the Indian women. 

Indian women @ CWG: Weaker sex, no way! 
Krishna Poonia, Harwant Kaur and Seema Antil
India gold medal winning discus thrower Krishna Poonia celebrates with compatriots Harwant Kaur (Silver) and Seema Antil (Bronze) at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi. (PTI Photo)

Despite being dubbed as the weaker sex - even more so in India, where the female infanticide rate is worryingly high - the athletes, most of them hailing from rural areas, have managed to cross every hurdle, winning 37 of the 101 medals won by India. The only blemish, perhaps, to this staggering display must be the positive drug test of 20km race walker Rani Yadav but it did not in any way take the sheen off the women's contingent. 

Kavita Raut, hailing from the tribal belt in interior Maharashtra, fetched India's first ever individual female track medal at the CWG, taking the 10,000m bronze, and that opened the medal floodgates. 

Krishna Poonia led an unprecedented clean sweep of all the women's discus medals, becoming the country's second Indian athlete after Milkha Singh (1958, Cardiff) to garner a gold in track and field events. Harwant Kaur and Seema Antil bagged the silver and bronze to show that Indian female power has come to the fore, literally. 

The icing was applied on the cake when the women's 4x400m relay team of Manjeet Kaur, Sini Jose, Ashwini Akkunji and Mandeep Kaur added another gold in a memorable race, beating strong teams likes Nigeria and England. 

In the wrestling arena, experienced Alka Tomar, hailing from Meerut's Sisoli village, showed great presence of mind and a solid defensive game to win the 59kg freestyle women's wrestling while Anita and Geeta also joined the party. The image of 10m air pistol pair Annu Raj Singh and Heena Sidhu strutting their stuff in the Wednesday morning paper was a memorable one. Really, it was one of several. 

Archery, shooting, wrestling, weightlifting - Weaker sex, no way!  The women athletes crossed every hurdle, winning 13 gold medals out of the 38 cornered by India. 

Krishna Poonia (Discus Throw) 
Krishna, a farmer's daughter who spent her childhood milking buffaloes, ignored a back injury to fetch a CWG gold in athletics after 52 years. It was an emotional moment when Krishna, Harwant Kaur and Seema Antil stood on the podium after a clean sweep of the medals. 

Geeta (Wrestling 55kg Freestyle) 
The final scoreline read 11-0 as the 21-year-old wrestler from Haryana pinned down her Australian opponent for the gold. All muscle but not lacking in movement, the youngster proved that all hopes pinned on her was not in vain. Her sister Babita won silver in the 51kg category. 

Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa (Badminton) 
Displaying red-hot form in the tournament, Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa trounced Shinta Mulia Sari and Lei Yao of Singapore to achieve the rare honour of becoming the first- ever women's doubles pair to bag a CWG gold. 

Deepika Kumari (Archery, Recurve) 
Her father drives an auto while her mother is an aaya, but things may soon change now that Deepika has served the world a notice of purpose and potency. It was her unflinching hunger that spelt success in the archery range. 

Manjeet Kaur, Sini Jose, Ashwini Akkunji and Mandeep Kaur (4x400m relay) 
The quartet clocked 3:27.77s, less than a second outside the National record but it was enough to secure gold. The third leg proved to be the decisive one, with Ashwini making up almost 10 metres to pass on the baton at the same time as her Nigerian opponent. 

Anita (Wrestling, Women's 67kg Freestyle) 
Anita upset a Commonwealth champion from Canada to mark the biggest achievement of her career. The 25-year-old head constable with Haryana Police played the waiting game to perfection and surprised with her deft footwork. 

Anisa Sayyed (25m Pistol, Shooting) 
The Kolhapure woman's new gun bought with help from her husband's company cleared the customs just in time. She was weighed down by expectations, but her supreme confidence saw her through. 

Anisa Sayyed and Rahi Sarnobat (Women's 25m Pistol (Pairs) Shooting) 
The young duo held their pistols with a dash of grace, standing out in both the precision and rapid rounds to set a championship record. 

Heena Sidhu and Annu Raj Singh (10m Air Pistol (Pairs) Shooting) 
Lady luck smiled on petite Heena, just 20, and confident Annu, 23, as the two joined hands to steal a gold. in the women's 10metre Air Pistol. Both India and Australia had the same number of perfect hits – 21. The Indian pair were declared winners on the countback. 

Deepika Kumari, L Bombayala Devi and Dola Banerjee (Archery, Recurve Team) 
The premonitions weren't good but Dola Banerjee, Deepika Kumari and L Bombayala Devi staged a brilliant fightback and conjured up a magical moment by winning India's first-ever CWG gold in archery when they beat England in the women's team recurve final. 

Renu Bala Chanu (Weightlifting, 58kg) 
She trained three times a day and even during the night. Renu proved that hard work had its rewards when she won the event for the second successive time, lifting 7 kg more this time. 

Alka Tomar (Wrestling, 59kg) 
Alka, a favourite for gold medal, was facing a toughie in the form of Canadian Olympic medallist Tonya Verbeek. But the Indian, a former world champion-ship and Asian Games bronze winner was in the zone – her inspirations being "God and Sushil Kumar". 

Saina Nehwal (Badminton) 
The favourites tag can be very heavy, but Saina ignored the pressure to claim India's first individual badminton gold after a gap of 28 years. Moreover, she came from matchpoint down against Malaysia's Mew Choo Wong. Awesome! 


The women won 12 silver medals out of the 27 won by India. The badminton mixed doubles was shared by the two sexes, of course. Women also claimed 12 out of the 36 bronze medals won. 

Silver medal winners: 
Soniya Ngangbam Chanu (Weightlifting, women's 48kg); India Women's (Shooting, 50m Rifle 3 Positions Pairs); Rahi Sarnobat (Shooting, 25m Pistol); Nirmala Devi (Wrestling 48kg Freestyle); Mixed doubles (Badminton); India team (Table Tennis); 7 Babita Kumari (Wrestling, Women's 51kg Freestyle); 8 Sania Mirza (Tennis); 9 Prajusha Maliakkal (Long Jump); Harwant Kaur (Discus Throw); Tejaswini Sawant (Shooting, 50m Rifle Prone singles); Heena Sidhu (Shooting, Women's 10m Air Pistol). 

Bronze medal winners: 
Sandhya Rani Atom Devi (Weightlifting 48kg Category); Compound team (Archery); Suman Kundu (Wrestling Women's 63kg Freestyle); Kavita Raut (10000m); 10m Air Rifle Pairs (Shooting); Monika Devi (Weightlifting, 75kg Category); Dola Banerjee (Recurve - Individual); Doubles (Tennis); Seema Antil (Discus Throw); 50m Prone Rifle Pairs (Shooting); 4 x 100m Relay (Athletics) Doubles (Table Tennis)

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