Friday, May 23, 2008

It's Friday. This is great. Today is my day to completely screw around and get nearly nothing done. If anyone has anything to say about it, they can go kiss a turkey!

The job from H-E-double hockey sticks is going to begin on Tuesday. For me, the nice summer work days will begin at 5:30am and end around 3pm (sometimes 4 depending on who calls). It's partially my fault because I stressed to my boss that he needs to keep me in this position for one last year. This year is going to be the hardest of all three years I've worked there, and albeit I don't think that I'm the stellar choice for this spot, I think I've gotten pretty darn good at it over the years. It'll be nice calling it my last contract year too. I really wanted to put in "my time" with the company, you know? Plus, it would be nice to settle down a little after this year. Maybe focus on getting big sales numbers instead of digging my heels in the dirt. It's definitely time to grow up a little.

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.