In theory at least today promises to be interesting since they finally confirmed a "solid" date of today for my review, though no doubt it's actually no more solid than any of the past six days that have been set but I have a good feeling about today.
By "good" of course I mean "horrible trepidation and a near certainty that there will be annoyance and confrontation by the end of the day not to mention yellings about certain assurances made to me back in december".
It's a strange sort of scenario in our place and I'm not sure how many others do this but it's the first time I've encountered it. The pay increases were decided a week or two ago and the sole point of this review is for them to tell you what you're getting with no opportunity for you to argue your own personal case. Granted, our boss has done a lot of that for us in looking up the industry averages and so on but that's all the arguing that gets done on our part really.
Anyway, I'm bringing in a backpack with me tomorrow and I'll try and stealthily get my stuff ready for a dramatic exit should things not go well, with luck I'll get a chance to read my contract to see what the deal IS with dramatic exits.