My New Job Part 3

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My New Job Part 3It was exactly 3 weeks since I arrived at work late despite leaving the house early so I could purchase coffee for my mother-in-law boss. But I screwed up, badly, because, while she really appreciated the gesture to get her something, I was late due to an accident on the roads and the resulting traffic, and not only was I late, but I never called her to let her know. You can read more about it in part 2, but the bottom line was that she chose this situation as her impetus to call my wife and discuss with her – in front of me – the need to be able to discipline me directly. My wife said yes, in fact, she embraced the idea.So here I was, as I said, 3 weeks later, and I decided, I’m going to pick up some coffee for her this morning, and I’m going to plan it well enough that there is no way I would be late. And I wasn’t. I arrived ten minutes earlier than the early time she expects me to be there. She was delighted, “thanks so much, I really enjoy this flavor you picked up tor me.” Yes, another gold-star action on my part. Hahaha. I had been doing well there, learning her needs and methodologies and doing very well with clients too. That’s not to say that I hadn’t been disciplined in that time period. I hate talking about it because it’s embarrassing. I mean, what grown mean wants to admit that he is disciplined by his wife and his canlı bahis mother-in-law boss? After spending a few minutes chatting with Elaine, sipping our coffees and catching up on all things, she told me to get my pad and meet her in her office to discuss some clients and other stuff. After the business talk was done, she complimented me, saying that she’s received good feedback from the clients that I am very good with them, that I not only understand their business, their environment, etc, but that I have a good way of explaining. I responded, “Thank you Elaine for sharing that feedback with me. Means a lot to me that I am succeeding in your eyes. You are obviously the kind of teacher I need. ” [ yes, that was a small innuendo or reference to her taking charge of disciplining me during the work day] She smiled when I said that [she obviously knew what I was referring to]. Then I added, “and I guess you noticed, I was early this morning even after getting you coffee, not like that first time.” “Stephen,” she began, “I have a question for you. I know you came from the ‘Big Accounting Corporate World.’ You have occasionally made comments about it and how your experience there would obviously enable you to succeed in my “small mom-and-pop business.” [I am not saying anything or making any non-verbal motions]. I have witnessed your work and I bahis siteleri do think you have good skills and as I said a few minutes ago, so do the clients – those are all great. I wonder Stephen, say you were working back in corporate America, say the circumstances were exactly the same. Let me remind you, you were late a few weeks prior and didnt call in to let anyone know. Then, after a few weeks have passed and the memory of your lateness is very likely forgotten, would you have brought up to your Big Accounting boss the fact that you were once late and negligent in communication by touting the fact that you are early today? Tell me, would you do that? Further, just out of curiosity, tell me, was your ‘accomplishment’ this morning so outstanding, would it set you apart, was no one else in your previous company ever on time? I said nothing. What could I say? Elaine just gave me the biggest lesson ever. “I’m waiting” she said. “Stephen, I know the answer. So do you. Am I right?” Yes Elaine, you are. “Humor me, tell me what I’m right about.” Elaine, it was silly for me to do what I just did because it was unprofessional and I effectively made myself look bad when I was trying to look good and when I think about it, it was just plain petty.”Wow, Stephen, very good assessment of yourself. Stephen, I’m going to punish you because I want you to bahis şirketleri think back on this situation whenever another similar one presents itself.” [I am thinking I am going over the desk in a moment, but I’m wrong] She reaches into her desk and pulls out a legal pad and a pen and puts them in front of me. “I want you to write, ‘I will think before I speak’ 200 times. Next, you will write, ‘I will be a professional no matter who my boss is throughout my lifetime’ You will also write this 200 times. My expectation is that each line is numbered. Every word in every line will be perfect penmanship. If I see any that are not perfect, you will repeat the process, only double. Are we good Stephen?” [she always says my name, it’s just something that I notice] Yes Elaine, very clear. “Finally, after you are done with this exercise, I want you to write a letter to me, I want you to explain to me why working here means something to you because I’m wondering if it does mean anything to you and I dont want to waste my time if you really dont care. Got it?” [And suddenly it hits me, she will not think twice about firing me. Oh my god, I cannot get fired. ] Yes, I got it Elaine, thank you Elaine. “Good, now go to your office and write and come back when you are done…and Stephen, this is not an all-day exercise. I think you should be done in, I don’t know, let’s say 2 hours. I want to make sure you have sufficient time to write your letter to me. And if the phone rings, I expect you to pick it up, I expect you to deal with the call, this is not a 2-hour vacation. Now go”

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