Thanks for sharing this, but sorry about the bonus thing. Your post was so timely, because I have my annual review today. I have spent the last week worrying, even though I am the number two guy in the company.....no matter what I do, I will feel unworthy and just wait to be beat down.
Your comments are inspirational.....maybe I can go in with the attitude that I am good enough (does not help that my female boss was abused as a kid and her issues REALLY come though ie controlling, tearing people down to feel better about themselves etc.)
Congrats on your good work
A scared little boy who is trying to heal and feel again..