Bad Review Based on Hearsay From Coworkers

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about hearsay and a performance review: My supervisor told me that she based it on what my co-workers said about me.

My supervisor has given me a less than adequate performance review. I was surprised because this would be inconsistent with my 13-year record of stellar performance reviews in other jobs. My supervisor told me that she based it on what my co-workers said about me. I know who those co-workers are, and my feeling is that they have the mindset of “we work harder than anyone else. No one else is as efficient as we are” regardless of the actual facts and statistics of the work they produce. I would like to express this to my supervisor without sounding like I’m gossiping or unable to get along with others. We’re having a meeting with my supervisor’s manager soon.

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