I had my remuneration review outcome discussion with the head of my department on Fri. I could sense something was up when I went into work in the morning. The various heads of departments were quietly called into separate meetings with the head of my division for administrative matters. Soon after, it was announced that the results of our performance reviews i.e. letters would be released to us throughout the day.

We were half expecting it because Fri is a good day to do this. If you have a positive outcome, you can leave earlier to go out and celebrate. If you have a negative outcome, you can also leave earlier to go out and commensurate. Either way, there’s usually not a lot of mood to work after receiving your remuneration review outcome.

For my case, I was happy with the results. I have only joined the bank for …