Thursday, September 20, 2007

Hanging in There.

I have a few minutes so I thought I would update. First I want to apologize for being a really shitty noter. I haven't even read 95% of your entries because I literally get about 5-10 minutes on OD every day or two. I am busy as hell at work and don't have the internet at home. So - don't take me off your faves. I'll be back to noting and writing soon enough. I actually really miss reading my faves :(
Work is busy! I love it though. A lot of you said you wanted to know what I'm doing at my new job. I work for an office supply/furniture distributor. We sell nationwide but corporate headquarters are here in St. Louis and we have another office/warehouse in Kansas City. They hired me to work on the business development team. I'm on what they call a "FastTrack" to outside sales. I have never worked in outside sales so they didn't want to just throw me out there. So I'm working mostly in the office right now. the first week I worked with customer service and that was a piece of cake because I did this for 4 years at Office Solutions. This week I'm in sales training. The first 6 months will be a lot of training and making cold calls from the office...trying to get appointments for our sales people. It's not fun...but it's AWESOME practice for when I'm on my own. I don't have a quota...they've never had one specific person doing this so if we get ZERO appointments it's no big deal. It's more for my benefit than anything.
Yesterday I had to sit in the conference room with my boss and our top sales guy....and I had to make cold calls with them observing. Talk about a scary experience! I've never had to do that, let alone in front of someone!! BUT - I got 100%. They graded me just so I knew where I stood. I am SO thrilled that I did a good job. I'm pretty proud of myself.
Anyway - I have literally NO time to even breathe because they constantly have me doing something. And I love it!
Well I have to go to a meeting...just wanted to stop in and say that I really miss you guys! And for those of you who left notes that you were worried about me - I'm ok. Really, I am. That could change in an hour or a day or a week... but right now I'm fine. Thanks for caring :)

4 comments:

Good for the Kids said...

It's so nice to hear that you're doing well with your job and it is making you happy! With everything else going on in your life, it's nice to have an escape at work. :)
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Holly Ann said...

im glad to hear you are doing well. i know i didnt note you very much on OD but i do read your entries and always have. im glad to hear the job is going well.

Megarooo said...

I found you from another blog I read and used to read you at OD. Glad to see youre over here too :)

The Brooklyn Bungalow said...

Life is so hard without OD, isn't it? *LOL*