Sunday, February 8, 2009

Damn Good

ब्राग Board

When I typed in Brag, it automatically turned it into "ब्राग". I don't know why, but there you have it. My title was meant to be:

Brag Board

I'm excited about my successes and I figure that my blog is a good place to brag about them.

So I was sitting down with my manager a couple weeks ago for the regular One on One thing and I was asking questions about sales figures and where I should be as far as numbers and another manager sat in and we were discussing it and my manager asked what my sales were like and I answered and she said, "That's very good." And the other manager said, "No, that's damn good!"

Of course that makes me feel good and I go on my merry way.

Then this week my manager comes up to me while I'm working and waits for me to finish my call. Kind of distracting and worrisome. I get off the phone and she tells me how she wants me to know how good I am at my job. She said that she was discussing with the other managers how under recognized I was and she told me that I was Number 1 in our group of about 20 and number 3 in the sales floor of about 65.

My program is a new program and it recently finished growing. Once it did, the management had to shift around every one's schedules so we filled out shift bids and numbered the available shifts from 1 to about 30 in order of desirability. Everyone was nervous and there was a buzz in the air because there are AAAAAAALLLL kinds of shifts including evening shifts and weekends. You probably didn't know but I've been working Saturdays and Sundays with Mondays and Fridays off for a bit over a month now. Of course I bid to have my Sundays off. They waited until the last minute the other day to tell everyone and before they were all passed out, my manager came up to me and showed me my new schedule. I now work 8-5 with Fridays and Sundays off. I was so happy and my manager said she was so worried and was relieved that I was happy with my schedule. I let her know that I was very, very happy. Later in the day I heard her go up to another of my coworkers and apologize to him for his schedule and let him know that they based it on sales and other sales numerics. I put one and one together and felt pretty good about myself.

There is only one manager on the floor on the weekends and yesterday, another group's manager was in charge and he came to me about mid day and waited till I was off a call. I don't know why I worry so much, but I was worried. Once I got off the phone he told me to set my phone to the "Coaching" setting which meant that he was going to coach me and him not being my actual manager made me think I was in trouble or something. He had me follow him to his desk and said, "I want to show you something." He then showed me the program on his computer that monitors all the other employees on the floor and how many calls are waiting to be answered. He said he wanted to go to lunch and that I was in charge. Woot!

So today is my last day working on a Sunday. Hopefully forever. I don't know what I did to deserve it, but I'm blessed.