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A couple of weeks ago I applied for a promotion at work to part time Manager on Duty. Yesterday they conducted second interviews. When it was my turn, they brought me in, closed the door, and our General Manager basically said "we really, really like you but you didn't get the job" (I actually replied "Wow! Shortest interview EVER!")

Now here's the kicker: then they told me that they were promoting me to a different job: Customer Service.

This is somewhat "w00t"able.

It's a promotion, and a raise, both of which are (obviously) Good Things. The down side is that I had had the sweetest schedule in the world (Sunday through Thursday with Friday and Saturday off, and all evening shifts), and that, starting Monday, I'll be back to where I was a year ago -- with a schedule that changes every week, and will likely involve some instances of working until 9:30 one night just to get up and be back at the store by 8:00 the next morning.

When I applied for the Manager on Duty position, I anticipated these changes. The thing is that I knew I was willing to make these changes in order to be a Manager, but I'm not totally sure that it'll be worth it to be a Customer Service rep.

But, in the end, I'm willing to give it a try. I understand that Customer Service is basically the first step that I need to take if I want to be any sort of manager ever. And hey -- if it sucks, I can always go back to being a cashier.

I start on Monday. Wish me luck.



( 13 comments — Leave a comment )
Feb. 1st, 2006 05:04 pm (UTC)
Good luck!
Feb. 1st, 2006 05:04 pm (UTC)
Good Luck!!
Feb. 1st, 2006 05:12 pm (UTC)
congratulations! even if it wasn't the job you were hoping for, they obviously think pretty highly of you. good luck!
Feb. 1st, 2006 06:47 pm (UTC)
Hey, a step up is a step up! Hooray!
Feb. 1st, 2006 07:45 pm (UTC)
Well, I've noticed that the setup hasn't really changed yet over there, so most of the time over in C/S you'll still be a cashier. Just with higher hourly pay.

Feb. 1st, 2006 11:29 pm (UTC)
I'd hoped you would reply. I've already asked a couple other CS types the big "do you think I'll like it?" question, and you seem to be confirming the sentiment that I hear the most often: namely, that I'll be basically doing the same thing I'm doing now, only I'll be getting paid (a little bit) more to do it.
Feb. 1st, 2006 11:57 pm (UTC)
COngrats and good luck! Are you still a non-smoker?
Feb. 2nd, 2006 03:36 am (UTC)
Yes, but only since Sunday.
Feb. 2nd, 2006 01:05 am (UTC)
you are moving up the ladder!
Feb. 2nd, 2006 03:58 am (UTC)
well, shoot, good luck! sounds like big adjustments but ultimately, probably, well worth it. w00t!
Feb. 2nd, 2006 04:54 am (UTC)

Congrats. A promotion is still a promotion, and a raise is still a raise. Hell, the only raise I'll ever see is if prices go up, or I sell my a$$ off every night.

Well, if you're working late on a Monday or Wednesday, go home thru Squirrell Hill, and I'll stand you some rounds!
Feb. 2nd, 2006 04:37 pm (UTC)
Or if prices go up when you're selling your a$$ ...
Feb. 2nd, 2006 06:31 pm (UTC)
Looks like I'm just going to have to rely on selling my ass of and my natural charms and animal magnetism. My bosses are reluctant to raise prices despite staggerringly high food costs, so they can remain competitive with other Thai and Asian restaurants.

On a positive note, I am the top seller and earner.
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