Is it normal to be nervous about evaluating a manager's performance?

I work in the restaurant industry and have had several positions there; cook, waitress and even bus(girl). The restaurant I work in is a chain, so it spans across several states in the northwest. Today I have been asked to train someone who will manage the restaurant down the street. I will also be asked to fill out a form evaluating his performance. Not being a manager myself, I do not feel comfortable evaluating the performance of a trainee higher-up. Just curious if this is normal - How would you feel in this situation?

Asked By: Tr - 3/21/2009
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I'm in administrative assistant and I've had to train many receptionists who have come and gone through-out the 3+ years that I've been working at the company I work for. After 2 days, my (our) supervisor has asked me whether I think that the person is the right person for the job and the status of the training? I've... More
Answered By: ♥ || Brown Eyed Girl || ♥ - 3/21/2009
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You shouldn't feel uncomfortable about it, he is still a trainee and his performance needs to be assessed before he actually takes the position of manager. The fact that you know the ins and outs of the restaurant means that you are in the best position to give feedback on his performance. Just give your honest opinion... More
Answered By: Vivita - 3/21/2009
It is a bit unusual for a subordinate to train a manager. Your boss must have great faith in you. Be honest and respectable. You will be working closest with this person. Management wants to know of any deficient areas that may need addressing down the line. Also, please include the guys strong points.
Answered By: Big Woof - 3/21/2009
To be asked to train someone who will be a manager is a great compliment to you. They selected you for a reason. When the time comes to fill in the form, just answer one question at a time and be honest.
Answered By: June B - 3/21/2009
yes, but don't worry about it. just be honest.
Answered By: pinktron - 3/23/2009
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