Appraisal clues to clueless staff

In most of the surveys I’ve read on recruitment issues, HR directors are
prone to say that they would only re-hire about half of their staff if they had
the chance. These (supposedly) genuine appraisal comments are a clue to why
that might be the case.

• This employee has reached rock bottom and is starting to dig.

• His men would follow him anywhere, but only out of morbid curiosity.

• Works well when under constant supervision and cornered like a rat in a

• When she opens her mouth, it is only to change feet.

• He would be out of his depth in a car park puddle.

• This young lady has delusions of adequacy.

• He sets low personal standards and then consistently fails to achieve them.

• This employee is depriving a village somewhere of an idiot.

• This employee should go far, and the sooner she starts, the better.

• He doesn’t have ulcers, but he’s a carrier.

• He has a knack for making strangers immediately.

• Donated her brain to science before she finished using it.

• Has two brains: one is lost and the other is out looking for it.

• If you give him a penny for his thoughts, you’d get change.

• Some drink from the fountain of knowledge; he only gargled.

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