Thursday, May 10, 2012

Guess what?

Promoted.

Nice bump to my paychecks.

And a bump in my work load.

We're still shorthanded, and still trying to find people to fill in the gaps. So I'm pulling double duty still, although we DID hire one dude recently and he seems competent and friendly. And entirely too skinny, but that's not relevant to whether or not he can do the job(s) he was hired to do.

I did actually threaten to leave, you know, if things didn't get taken care of. Shows how much they really want me to stick around. Things immediately got better.

Go figure. I should have thought of that months ago.

Nobody wants to send away someone who is helpful, smart, willing to work, not to mention very good at selling instruments. (But let's not kid ourselves here: I sell a lifestyle. Young girls want to be like me. Mothers want their daughters to play like me. Fathers want sons to grow up to date women like me. Alright, well, the last one might not be true, but the first two certainly are.) Especially when what they would be left with is someone who is...well. The exact opposite.

Deliberately unhelpful, blatantly rude, spacey, lazy, and with a bad attitude that can't sell much of anything...

Yeah. I'm the better choice, definitely.

Anyway, that's where I've been. And things are swinging into high gear. Band Season is kicking off, and we're trying to get things in.

So. I'll write sporadically until things cool down.

But I'm around.

So please. Try not to post a million and five things or I'll never catch up.

15 comments:

  1. Yay for you!!! That is so very exciting! Good luck with everything! :)

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    1. I know! So exciting! And one day I will have people who answer to me. Because I'm still the only person in that department. But it's so exciting anyway!

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  2. Sweet! Yayyyy!!!

    Happy for the promotion and the bump in your fundage. It was bound to happen sooner or later.

    I hope you don't let your lofty position and your new found riches go to your head. Remember where you came from! (grin)

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    1. I don't have any underlings to boss around...I'm just by myself right now, just with a higher pay raise for it. So there's nothing to go to my head at the moment.

      Seems to be a promotion bug going around though.

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  3. I tried to leave a comment here last night, but I don't think it ever went through.

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    1. This comment came through, though! The Blogger Demon is back! Somebody call Asha to come and stomp on him.

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  4. Congratulations. It's wins like those that are really special.

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    1. Feels pretty good, to be honest.

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  5. It won't be long and you'll have a flock of minions to do your bidding. First, the music store. Tomorrow the world!

    Bwa ha ha ha.......

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  6. Congratulations! Promotions are certainly nice. I'm still waiting for a bump in my paycheck but it's not looking good. 3 years and no raise is normal right?

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  7. Yay! You are deserving of such roles. Good luck with it and try not to bend a tuba around someone's neck.

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    1. I think it would be easier to just shove someone's head in the tuba than it would be to bend a tuba around someone's neck.

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  8. Good luck and keep up the good work.

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  9. CONGRATULATIONS! I know I'm belated because I'm still playing catch-up myself, but that is FANTASTIC news, my friend! YOU. ARE. AWESOME!

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  10. What this was posted two weeks ago? Where have I been? Who knows.

    Congrats and stuff. When I was out of the teaching world, I found it was pretty amazing how little you actually had to work to impress a boss. I don't feel like I worked extra hard or anything, I just did what I was asked, but my bosses were always impressed with me. I think it shows that most others don't want to work much at all. Of course, in the teaching world, you can work your butt off and no one seems to care...

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