Friday, May 16, 2008

A) you know what really 'grinds my gears'? when somebody asks me a question and the person doesn't really care about the question, they only care about proving you wrong. 4 eggsample, when someone's like:
"hey didn't you say that plasma tvs were expensive?"
I nod.
"well there not - look at these prices."

I ask him, "are you talking Sony or Hitachi, 720p or 1080p, 19" or 60"?"
"I don't know."

Ok well the conversation wasn't about tvs (cause I really don't know much beyond what I listed) but blog, you get the point.


B) I have a weird feeling right now. I'm scared but I'm not. Yesterday I found out a customer thought my budget pricing was actual pricing. I'm not sure how that happened because it clearly states on the letter that it was for budget use only but somehow....some way....it happened. THANK GOD I have a foreman that was in the right place at the right time, otherwise I would've missed my chance.

I have to go in and talk to the guy this morning. I have to explain that the budget pricing was developed 7 months ago and that predicting a final price 7 months in advance is about as easy as predicting what the exact price of gas will be next quarter. So I need to re-issue 'right now' pricing.

I'm scerr'd that I'm not gonna be low enough in price. I'm nervous that I'm these guys are not going to work with me as well as I'd hoped. This is a big job I gotta put out and it's almost intimidating.

............come on jack, get it together, focus. you can do this. be nice. be vocal. be proper. be strong. you can do this. you got it. just stand up and go.

2 comments:

lindsay said...

I like this mantra... "come on jack, get it together, focus. you can do this. be nice. be vocal. be proper. be strong. you can do this. you got it. just stand up and go."

I think I shall print that off, and keep a copy next to my computer monitor, of course replacing "Jack" with "Lindsay" :)

Jack said...

that would be awesome.