August 21, 2007

I Just Need to Shut up

Last night I decided to head to Fritz's for more than a couple of beers and a taco or two. I didn't do so good with the food, but the beer went down waaaayyyy too easily. Unfortunately the end result was not a blissful night of sleep but a night of tossing and turning and an enormous amount of thinking.

I hate when that happens.

Anyway, I'll post about my travel/nontravel adventure later but when you add that to the news I received on my way home and really wasn't a banner day here in Tammi's World. Nope, can't even stretch it close to that.

See, while I was sittin' at the airport, trying to get to a very important meeting, there were some announcements being made.

Seems I have a new boss. Yeah. How 'bout that?! Not 100% thrilled with that bit of news. Oh, I'm sure I'll like the new guy. He came from the same company I did, so we'll go at business the same's just....Damn....I really love my boss.

Oh, and I've got my eye on a job in training. Yes, I am fully aware that I just started THIS position, but when I first came on board we were talking about this possibility. I LOVE to train. LOVE IT. Even more than sales. BUT.....with new upper management, and the fact that the position is open NOW, I don't know if my name will be in the hat.

And I gotta figure out how to make sure it is. I've done it before....

You see, I didn't start out in sales. In fact, time was I didn't think I could sell anything to anyone. The very idea of sales terrified me. But....I've always had ideas. And I've never been able to keep my mouth shut. Those two things combined can be either really good or really bad.

I used to be a temp. A temp that just typed shipping paperwork. But I got bored and shot off my mouth and next thing you know, I'm a secretary. A secretary that can't type more than 20 wpm and had never worked email in her life. Figured that stuff out and then in a blink of an eye, I'm a secretary that is calling on customers to fix their logistic and production issues.

That's unflippin' heard of, for cryin' out loud....but I had these ideas, and I just had to tell thing led to another and WHAM. Traveling secretary.

Then, I got promoted to sales. But not to sell. To analyze. To do the paperwork. IOW, a glorified secretary. guessed it....I had these ideas. And I wrote 'em down. Next thing you know....I'm in sales.

At Tropicana, I couldn't BUY a job in sales. I was....again, a glorified secretary. Who, again, couldn't keep her mouth shut. Those damned ideas of mine. Anyway, I end up training and managing and, well, at one point driving the bus on one of our largest accounts.

So.....after a few years, here I am. I'm full blown sales. No doubt about it. I'm in a company that is growing and changing, and I've got these ideas.....

The problem is, what do I do? Do I follow my normal pattern or do I just keep my mouth shut?

I'm pretty sure, given my track record, I'll be all pushy and assertive and stuff. I'll put my ideas down in an "infamous memo". But let's just hope it turns out better for me than it did for Jerry Maguire. While I really wouldn't mind the romance part, I'm not in the mood to have my career fall apart....again.

Yeah, maybe I just need to shut up this time.....

Posted by Tammi at August 21, 2007 06:59 AM | TrackBack

But what happened to the old boss?? Yeepers!

Posted by: Richmond at August 21, 2007 09:38 AM

Did the old boss move up the ladder? If so he'd be in a perfect position to help... ;)

Seems like saying what you think has helped your career in the past... why keep it shut now?

Posted by: pam at August 21, 2007 10:39 AM

The only goal or dream that has no possibility of coming true are the ones not attempted... SOOOOO.... GO FOR IT!!!

Posted by: Lemon Stand at August 21, 2007 11:20 AM

Please tell me your new boss is not someone I have referred to as 'Nick the Dick'.

Posted by: Bou at August 22, 2007 09:39 AM

Well, if your big mouth has gotten you this far, you might as well let it take you even farther :-)

Posted by: Harvey at August 25, 2007 09:36 AM
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