So, just had my performance review. After only being with the company since July, I'm getting both a slight raise AND a small, but nice bonus. Yippee! Drinks on me at the pub, folks.
[Edited to add: he also mentioned that he wants me to get presentation training. He sees me on track to become a creative director within our company and wants me to increase my department leadership.]
Came out of that meeting and was pulled into another one with Ms. High-Intensity who heads up our end of the show on which I'm working. She just got off a call with the client. Ms. High-Intensity said they said it's no reflection on me, has nothing to do with me or my design work, but they are taking the design of the entire show internal. The client stated that I'd hit the mark with all the Look/Feel they signed off on, but with the whole "Let's re-do it" thing, they can't figure out what they want, so they can't give me feedback. We just don't have time for the game of design telephone. So, I have to put together all the specs on all the files I have, pass them along and then wait for whatever they send back. I get to be the production artist for 'my' show. Sigh. No portfolio pics for me now! Honestly, I'm fine. If the client wants to create their own hell, I'm glad they are the one's who have to pay the dues.
Hey, my whole weekend just opened up!
I emailed Jrex about it. Loved his response:
"WTF?!?!? Are they really as incompetent as they look?
At least life gets a bit better for you now and hey, they can’t take back your raise, can they? You’ve got great Monopoly mojo to get both the “get a raise” and “get out of hell” card. Hmmmm.....may I rub your belly or something to get some o’ yo’ awesome smackin’ mojo? ;^)"