realjocktom220 saidSo I was completely taken back this week when my boss put me on a 60 day performance improvement plan.
Does anyone in HR know if this is a formality before I get fired?
what do you mean you were taken aback? did you seriously had no idea you were not performing to the level as expected? well then, you must have one shitty ass manager or you are lying.
a PIP does not have to be the death knell. you have a document that clearly indicates your deficiencies and what you need to do to improve. improve those items and you will be fine.
Real world doesn't always work like that.When my company hands those out, it's because we're looking to can somebody. All companies are different and have different mentalities working for them.
why are you stating the obvious? of course all companies are not the same. why do you assume his company is not like mine where a PIP does not indicate the individual will be fired.
if the poster is in an at will state - a PIP isn't even needed as a prelude for dismissal any how.
Because if he assumes the best, he won't be prepared for what could come next, if he isn't working for a fine upstanding company. I'm not the one making the assumption here.
assume the best? what the hell are you talking about? have you ever seen a pip? have you ever been placed on one? have you ever placed an individual on one?
a pip clearly lays out what is wrong with the employee's performance
a pip clearly lays out what must be done to improve said performance
a pip clearly lays out how the employee will be measured.
a pip clearly lays out how often manager will meet with employee to review his or her performance
at least a proper pip would and a proper company would see that its pip does.
don't blame me if you work for some stupid half ass company that has no idea how to manage and improve its staff.