Friday, December 20, 2013

Cinnamon's Probationary Evaluation: Will she be fired?

Remember, I stand watch well into the night.
I was told the squirrels had retired,
but I was still there!
I was called into the boss's office this morning. It was time for my probationary review. After spending quite a bit of time Arooooing and dashing into the backyard scaring squirrels, I was not happy with my evaluation. What do you think? Here it is:

Probationary Period Evaluation
Name: Cinnamon             
Job Title: Official Squirrel Guard

From dawn to dusk stands at the sliding door to the backyard to be ready for squirrel raids. 
Rating 3 out of 5
Comments: Cinnamon cannot get to work until about 10 a.m. due to sleep issues. Work starts at dawn.

When such raid is in progress, bravely bounds out into the back yard to scare off the squirrels.

Rating 5 out of 5
Comments: Cinnamon does a good job bounding and scaring except when she is asleep.

Other duties as assigned.

Rating: 3 out of 5
Comments: Cinnamon says she is too overloaded to take on additional duties.

Overall Rating:  3.7 out of 5

Cinnamon is eligible to remain in employment as an Official Squirrel Guard
Areas for improvement:
- Getting to work earlier.

Signed: Squirrel Guard Employer

Employee's Comments:
I, Cinnamon, do an exemplary job. I watch the back yard well into the night. I scare the squirrels frequently. In order to do my job better, I need the following:
- Guard Shack to protect me from the elements
- iPad - so that I can continue blogging when I am on duty
- Travel Bed - to be placed in the Guard Shack for when I doze off due to exhaustion or have to get up too early. 

This Guard Shack might work for me, Cinnamon.
Signed, Cinnamon the Official Squirrel Guard


  1. Good Employee Comments, Cinnamon. Well done.

  2. Cinnamon, Methinks your comments are quite valid! Keep up the good work, girlfriend!

  3. Did she also have to do her own evaluation before her formal review. BTW, how's the new bed holding up?

  4. Since this was a probationary review, she didn't have to provide written input. She knew where she was needing improvement. Whether she cares to do anything about it... only time will tell. She's loving the bed. That is part of the work problem! :)

  5. You're getting pretty pushy Cinnamon. An air conditioned guard shack? C'mon now! But I guess with all the running after squirrels, air conditioning would cut down on the amount of perfume you would need. Yeah, you're doing O.K, Congratulations.

  6. Dear Gram: Cinnamon says: "I'll need A/C in the summer for sure!"


Thanks for your comment. Love, Cinnamon