So true! Gotta love when you get the yearly projects that are supposed to take precedence over the daily stuff that needs to be done to keep the company going, especially when you're already overloaded with the day-to-day activities.
Most managers make sure that your goals aren't even remotely achievable for fear that you might actually achieve them and deserve the promised compensation. If you by some chance do achieve the goals the assumption will be that the bar was not set high enough. The thought that you might actually be that good is never considered.