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Does anyone else have crippling pre-review anxiety? I am usually chill but reviews kill me for weeks in advance. I fluctuate from optimism to certainty I will be fired & look for clues everywhere.

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I have very low expectations for myself. Anything better than “you’re fired” is accepted.

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1. You probably already know how you did. 2. You already did it. (It's the past, which isn't changeable no matter how much you worry.) 3. It shouldn't matter to you that much. It's an employees' market right now anyway. I say f#*! it. Breathe, meditate, do some yoga-- whatever you can to live in the now (not the past, not the future).

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Thanks for the support :) It is an employees market... excellent point :)

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Partner sprung my year end review on me as a total surprise today. Honestly prefer to not know it’s coming.

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I totally agree, I would love a guerrilla review.

I’m in the same boat OP. Even when I know a good review is coming, I can’t stop worrying about the unknowns.

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Maybe in the first 2 years? After that you stop caring.

Anticipate what things may come up in your review and be ready to combat them 👊🏼💪🏼. I am sure you did great work but people will find things to criticize since they think it’s helpful. Have your responses ready 💪🏼

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