Thursday, October 20, 2005

Random Ramblings

Hello there my lovelies :)

Well, I have finally gotten paid and I have gotten to paying most of my bills. I feel like a huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders. Now I just need to clean my damn room, and I'll be all set.

Today I picked up a customer from a firehouse. I volunteered to go into work early to do the pickup. I NEVER go in early with a good additude. But I guess today was my lucky day. These guys were so nice and they invited me to come back anytime to the firehouse. You know I can't turn down an offer like that. Elisa, this is why you should live in CA. Then I would be inviting you to come with me.

Today at work was busy. We had lots of reservations, and no cars. One guy called in and was really mad and wanted the number for my district manager. I managed to calm the guy down and get him completely satisfied. I basically let him vent without interrupting, appologized profusely, told him that he is more than welcome to call my district manager but that I would do what my district manager would do anyways: And that was find him a truck and pay for all his gas. And he said that he wouldn't call his district manager after all. I felt bad for the guy, and I did everything willingly and with a smile. And he appreciated it. And that made me feel good about doing my job. It's people that demand stuff from me and complain all the time despite me doing my best that make me hate my job. I am sure all of you can relate.

My boss and I don't see eye to eye. He is very dedicated to his job and willing to do whatever is necessary to make the customer happy. And if he is willing to go the extra mile, that makes my job easier. But even though he is more experienced than I, he won't really listen to me nor does he really give me an opportunity to get out there and make mistakes. Bottom line is that he wants everything to be perfect and he is afraid of me making mistakes. I talked to the district manager about this and luckily he agrees with me in that I should be given more responsibilities in the office. He saw me acting frustrated and asked me about it and we had a long talk.

No matter how well my boss does at the office, he won't get promoted unless I am doing well and am happy with him. He could make the office a lot of money and get all the customers happy. But if I am not performing well, or he makes me upset and causes me to leave, he won't get promoted. Not only does he have torun the business well, but he also has to manage his employees well. Right now he only has to worry about me. And I am the least of his worries. I do my job well and am always willing to stay late or come early. I always ask him questions and am ready to learn. And yet I still see him snap at me, get frustrated when I make mistakes, or ignore my suggestions. He is trying to improve, but I have to say that I am not totally happy. It would make my job a little easier if he would chit chat with me a little or talk about something, especially since I am stuck in the office with him all day. I see him chatting with the other employees.

I guess he's screwed with or without me.

That's all I have to say for today. I wish you all a wonderful weekend :)

3 comments:

kdwsunshine said...

Firehouse=Firemen......You CANNOT go wrong there!
I hate that your boss is the way that he is, just keep your head up and press on!
hugs,
Kathi

happinessdreams said...

It feels nice to get paid, and paid those bills. LOL. My room needs to get cleaned.
You picked a customer from the firehouse.....fireman, I hope. LOL. Just kidding. I'm getting on the first plane to Cali, tell those firemen to get a ready! A girl from NYC is coming!
Elisa

happinessdreams said...

Its so nice to get paid and be able to pay your bills. LOL. I know, how that goes when it comes to my bedroom. The mess and organized chaos.
Oh, you lucky girl at the firehouse. I'm so Jelous! Tell, those firemen, that a girl from NYC is coming over! I love men in uniform! Whooty hooty! I would love to go there with you.