What those performance review phrases really mean

From a guidebook on employee assessments comes a bounty of euphemisms—and we offer some candid translations. Buckle up.

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We’ve all been on the receiving end of a performance review in which we’re not quite sure what’s being said.

What follows is a sampling of phrases from performance reviews—along with their possible translations. All phrases were taken from the book “2600 Phrases for Effective Performance Reviews” by Paul Falcone. Note the word “Effective” in the title.

And my favorite . . .

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