Saturday, February 14, 2009

Minimum Wage, Ha!

So, for those fo you who don't know, or haven't been able to work it out, I got a promotion of sorts at work.  Granted, this was first offered to me back at the end of June, but it has taken till now to eventuate, due to circumstances created by other people, or lack thereof.  

I am now, according to the signature that was set up on my email, a Technical Sales Representative.  This means that instead of being outside in the heat, humidity, grease, dirt, and oil, standing on concrete all day, and lifting heavy things, I now get to wear nicer clothes, sit down in A/C, have a desk and computer, and slightly more flexable work conditions, and the heaviest thing that I have to lift all day is probably a stapler. (no, it's not a red one...)  

I've kinda been thrown in the deep end, with a half-eaten life preserver, and told what to do to tread water.  What better way to learn!  But I am having fun, and most of the guys upstairs are willing to give me a hand when I get questions that I don't know, (which at this point, are most of them!) I answer the phones/faxes/emails that customers give us, wanting to either just buy some fittings or design a whole power system for them.  I know it might not sound like much, but I'm enjoying it, and that makes a lot of difference.

If you don't know and want to see what we do, go here: http://www.southcott.com.au/  Ignore the Cycles part.  Our branch doesn't really do them, although I CAN get them if requested.  That's about it. 

9 comments:

ShazBraz said...

Yeah. I'm going to need you to, uh, go ahead and, uh, get a promotion. Uh, yeah.

Dustin and Cindy said...

Mmm. That would be great.

ShazBraz said...

Please tell me it is at least a swingline?????

Anonymous said...

I assume that a raise comes with the less work job? Dad

Dustin and Cindy said...

No... no Swingline. But I did have to clear out some storage to get to my desk!!

As for a payrise.... hasn't been anything said about one yet, but the boss is on holidays till next month.... we'll see.

tawnya said...

I wouldn't say I missed it, Bob...

ShazBraz said...

Yeah, about the raise. Maybe you didn't get the memo. And maybe you didn't understand the policy. Maybe the problem is just that they forgot the one time. And they've already taken care of it so it's not even really a problem anymore.

tawnya said...

Maybe they just lost your paycheck. Have you checked with payroll?

(I wonder how long you can possibly keep up an entire conversation this way?)

Dustin and Cindy said...

No, I think it's because I didn't have more than the minimum amount of flair... Maybe I don't express myself enough? But I hear our I.T. guy has this program that does some tricky stuff with percents of a cent.....