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Pride

March 25, 2009

I am so very proud of the accomplishments of my husband. He is a very smart, quick witted, stubborn man. Yes, he gets on my nerves at times…but all in all, I do love him very much.

Raises went out last month. Ken didn’t get one. Why? Because he wasn’t rated high enough. There is a scale that is used… 1-5. Ken was rated a 3, which is average. His boss is only allowed to give 2 ratings of 4, and he has 3 plants that he manages. So, Ken was the odd man out on that one. However, when he has his performance review, his rating would have been that of a 4. Very frustrating for Ken. Very frustrating.

Last night, I told Ken how proud I was of him, regardless of his his performance review. Years ago, when he first went to work for Engelhard, he was promoted within his first 6 months of being there. Then, barely a year after that, he was promoted again. Another year later, he was yet again up for a promotion. And he had interviewed at 2 other plants within the company. All 3 plants were literally fighting over him. He stayed where he was and became the plant manager.

He interviewed with Armstrong and even though he knew nothing about the wood flooring industry, he was hired. And, to have, a year later, received such a glowing performance review, really said a lot about him.

I am truly proud of the man that Ken is.
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