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One of my favorite supervisors at work is leaving tomorrow. This is a little bit of a bitter sweet occasion because, although she will be sorely missed, this does open up an opportunity for one of us peons to become a night shift supervisor. Needless to say, I applied for the position.
I submitted my resume earlier this week, and I was called into the facility managers office this evening for a preliminary interview. She will be holding second interviews for select candidates on Monday. I was nervous as hell, and it showed, but some of the other sales managers in the office told me I made a good impression.
This move is really all about money for me. If it don’t make dollars, It don’t make sense. It would bean about a three dollar pay raise from my current base pay, and about 10-20 hours more per week, as well as benefits, which I need desperately.
I have decided to create a new page here on my beloved wordpress blog in order to indulge in a little shameless self promotion. I have posted my resume, for the benefit of all the visitors that I don’t have. I am always keeping my eyes open for new opportunities.
If you happen to be looking for a good sales or customer service manager, feel free to check out my credentials. I am willing to relocate, however I am reluctant to accept positions outside of the continental United States, or in cold climate areas, unless sufficiently compensated for my discomfort.
I will also make no secret of the fact that my services will always be available to the highest bidder, so be prepared to pay for my loyalty. I can asure you however, that my services are well worth the money, and with the results I can produce for you, the costs of hiring me will quickly pay for themselves.
Okay, first and foremost, I want to make a pledge to myself to post more regularly on this blog. Daily if at all passable. I just haven’t been keeping up with this lately like I would like to. I have been to absorbed in playing video games and such.
Now for an update on work. Last week I was sent home early one more day, but as of Friday, they started giving us our hours back, and as of Monday they called most people back from layoff, although some would not return. I had submitted my resume to a few employers on Monster.com in the meantime, but most of the offers I have received thus far have been less than tempting.
Now on to more fun matters, this weeks fantasy NASCAR picks:
Dale Earnhardt. Jr.
P.S…. When I was proofreading this post I discovered, ironically, that the word blog is not recognized by the wordpress spell checker. Nor is the word “wordpress”.
Today I went in to work to find a skeleton crew remaining to man the office. Many of my supervisors were now doing more shifts on the phone to help make up for the reps that got laid off. I was also kept quite busy, and ended my day with 5 sales.
At one point during my day at work I was called into a meeting where I was informed that one of my companies 4 offices would soon be closing, and that we are basically in competition with our other offices as to which of us get to stay open. The office than puts up the worst numbers gets closed.
I was also informed that if you fail to make a sale during your work day, you will be suspended for the next day, and lose all your bonuses for that pay period. I haven’t had a day without sales thus far, however I am not pleased by the fact that one bad day could cost me so dearly. I think if that happens to me I am likely to start looking for jobs elsewhere. We shall see how it goes.
My work week is finally over. It is time for me to relax and enjoy my weekend. This week also marks the end of a two week pay period, when our commissions and bonuses are calculated. I feel like I did fairly well. Hopefully my paycheck will reflect that feeling.
I am also sad to note the passing of Gary Gygax last week. Gary Gygax was best known as the creator of the Dungeons & Dragons game, and an inspiration to players and dungeon masters everywhere. He will be sorely missed by us all.
I am currently awaiting the release of the 4th edition of the Dungeons & Dragons Player’s Handbook, scheduled for this May. I have been playing 3rd edition since it’s release, and am anxious to see the new game. I am curious as to how well it will fare in the market. I hope that wizards has done a good job with this new edition, and achieves there goal of attracting a new generation of players without alienating there core fan base, and ruining the game. I will post a review of each 4th edition core rule book shortly after they are released.
Before I have even worked a single day at Hoss’s, I have already quit. The reason is that I have been offered a better job at Intermedia Marketing Solutions. My job will involve taking incoming calls from current and potential Verizon and Direct TV customers.
Unfortunately, this will mean the end of my run as Dungeon Master for our D&D group. I will be working every weekday evening from 5pm to 11pm. I plan to ask Dave, the most experienced and enthusiastic member of our D&D group, to take over as Dungeon Master in my absence. Hopefully a spot on day shift will become available in the near future.