10.02.2008

See...I got this promotion at work...

and I've been living in a cone of silence since I accepted it. I wanted to talk about it, boy... did I EVER... but I couldn't until, well, until I could.
But now I can.
Basically I'm going to be running my department. I did that once before, years ago, but there was a "restructuring" of the department and it was "decided" that they didn't need a manager anymore. Bull Puckey, I said. That was several years ago. I've been wooed a couple of times since then when it was decided that yes, we did indeed need a manager in there. And now that's me. Again.
I'm thrilled that my company has agreed to work with my unique schedule needs until December when I finish up school. I'll assume the full role then and will slowly integrate myself in the days leading to my graduation.
The negotiations for my promotion were intense. I asked for a company car and a parking space. I was told to go pound sand. I insisted on a coffee cup. Again, no dice. That coffee cup was almost the deal breaker, I tell you. I will, however, get a Blackberry. I was hoping for an iPhone with one of those cool but pointless lighter applications but was turned down flat. I didn't want to be an elitist anyway. ;)

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

WOW! YOU'RE GREAT!STEP BY STEP YOU HAVE DO A GAIN !IT 'S A BIG SATISFACTION EVERYTIME THAT U DRINK THAT COFFEE ( WITH A SMART SMILE INSIDE OF YOU!..I CAN IMAGE YOU!U'RE FANTASTIC) ! GO AGAIN!GO GO GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

BACI!
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Catty Ax Lady said...

I'm very happy for you E.

The Dissonance said...

Hopefully they give you more money, vacation, and other perks to keep you from going to another company. :o)

LceeL said...

Couldn't happen to a nicer person. And now that you're to be the one in charge - you'll obviously have more time to do the really inportant and serious stuff - like keeping your blog fully populated with important posts and and you'll be making pithy and meaningful comments everywhere.

White Hot Magik said...

I am incensed for you. You should get a spa day a week on them, a car, and blogging time, what are they thinking? They are smart enough to promote you so I think there is hope for them. Congratulations.

Beth said...

Congratulations to you! That is just wonderful. I am sorry it has been a while since I have come for a visit but I have had a hard time keeping up with the virtual world of late.

Eric S. said...

Congrats, at least you'll be able to enjoy your morning coffee with a little twinge of satisfaction.

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t i m said...

Wooo, congratulations!

One has to be demanding during during negotiations. :)

Malathionman said...

A knee upgrade would have been nice.

abritdifferent said...

Well done, I'm excited for ya. Don't forget about us, your minions... heh heh.

Mrs. F said...

Woohoo! Congratulations on the promotion. (Obviously I am very VERY behind in my blog reader)...I hope your new position is fantastic!