June 10, 2005


It looks like all my efforts and hard work have finally paid off at work. I received a promotion at work, it comes with a nice raise and some more perks. I will be doing the same job I have been however; I am now considered a “Mentor” in the position. I will have to help people in other offices that have my position to do their jobs better. I also have to assist the minions in my office to do their work more proficiently. I am now expected to give more feedback and coaching on various incidents.

There is also talk of possibly having people directly report to me. This is not definite; it is only in discussion. They do not know if they want to go that route at this time. There is only two other persons in the entire company that shares the same level and position I do. This would be the first time they had anyone in our positions actually having direct reports and they are not sure if they want to do that yet. They feel that having to deal with the administrative parts of employees may interfere with our job performance. Personally, I think I can do it and wouldn’t have a problem.

I know we all had a laugh at my expense months ago when I first talked about this. I am also now worried exactly how I am going to do. Obviously, my people skills are not the greatest. However, that’s not the point. The point is that I’ve busted my ass in this position for almost three years and they recognize all the hard work I’ve put into it. Moreover, it is a step in the direction I do want to go!

In celebration of my promotion… I’m doing nothing because I really cannot buy you all a drink or I would. I cannot hand out cigars, because I don’t think my DSL would transfer them undamaged. I don’t have any idea what else I could do that isn’t going to cost me an arm and a leg.

However, I am going to buy myself a nice bottle of Scotch to celebrate.

Posted by Contagion in Tales from the Work Place at June 10, 2005 04:34 PM


Posted by: vw bug at June 10, 2005 05:58 PM

Holy shit. You're a mentor. *shudder*



Posted by: Bou at June 10, 2005 07:25 PM

Congratulations!! Next get together I'm buyin' YOU a drink!

And you'll do fine. I don't have a doubt at all....well, as long as you don't have to drive anyone anywhere! ;-)

Posted by: Tammi at June 11, 2005 06:06 AM

Hey, congrats man :)
Although it's very strange to hear the word "mentor" connected with you, I know you're damned good at your job, so this should be a great move for you.

Posted by: S at June 11, 2005 09:53 AM

Congrats ...

In celebration of your promotion how bout a picture of you in boots?!

Posted by: Machelle at June 11, 2005 05:41 PM

Hey, there are pictures of me in boots all over the internet...

Posted by: Contagion at June 12, 2005 01:01 AM

Just one step closer to full Sith Lord....
Congrats, man!

Posted by: Graumagus at June 12, 2005 06:19 PM

Congrats! What did you spike their drinks with? ;-)

Posted by: Sissy at June 12, 2005 08:59 PM