Belinda Says Hay: “Performance Review”


Hello. It’s Belinda.

Today is a big deal for me.

It’s my three-month anniversary of working as a spokesrabbit.

I don’t want to brag, but there are many perks to this job. And the best is being able to work from home.

The thing is, I’m crepuscular. I work best at dawn and dusk. Last thing I need is the boss showing up in my doorway at 11 a.m. or 3 p.m. and I’m under the desk asleep.

So I figured if I made it to three months I’m home free. “Over the garden and under the fence,” if you know what I mean.

But according to my roommate I will probably have a performance review soon.

She says things like that out of nowhere. Like when she’s filling my water bowl or folding towels. Then she just smiles and goes back to the water or towels like it never happened.

So no way to tell if this performance review comment is a warning to shape up or just another bad joke.

What I do know is for the past week I couldn’t focus on anything. Kept wondering when I would get “the call.”

Also wondered just exactly what I would be judged on. Here’s my opinion: If it has anything to do with the sales the company has made since I started, there are two ways to look at it.

If sales are up, then I think I should be given credit.

If sales are down, it’s not my fault.

Either way, I have been coming up with ideas for new products and special bundles. Trying to tilt things in my favor. The team said yes to one and it’s part of the holiday calendar.

I can’t say anything else about it. But be sure to look at the calendar next week. Especially on Day 10. I’ll get in trouble if I give away any secrets so I’ll stop there. But one of the items on Day 10 rhymes with “balfalfa.”

All I can say is I hope it goes over big. Until then I’m not going to any meetings or taking calls. I’m just laying low in the home office.

Even there, I feel like I’m being watched all the time. That’s not good for anyone. But especially for a rabbit.

Sincerely,

Belinda

Spokesrabbit, Small Pet Select