let’s end off
the your work week with a very happy story, ok?!
on tuesday, i shared about a job interview i had back in july.
in relating the story, i neglected to mention that i was so very relieved to NOT be offered the job. being bypassed for the position made my life a whole lot easier.
here was the conundrum facing me: i strongly desire a 40 hour per week job, for a few reasons. i love working at the store and do not wish to work anywhere else, at this time.
due to the size of our store, and the number of sales associates who work at one time, i am only able to work at my store location on a part-time basis (usually 25-30 hours per week). so often, this summer, as i was mulling over my options, i kept returning to one thought: it would just be so awesome if i could work 40 hours, doing what i do now.
a plan hatched itself in my brain.
it made me grimace. it was a good plan…but, it would mean that i would have to ask for what i wanted.
that sounds so simple, doesn’t it? but to be honest with you, i find it hard to face the possibility of being told no. i like to avoid situations where potentially, i could hear what i don’t want to hear.
get a grip!, i told myself. you need to do this – propose your idea. the worst thing that can possibly happen is that you will end up exactly where you are now.
so i did.
i talked to and emailed the people i needed to. i held my breath and crossed my fingers and said a prayer to God. i firmly believe that things work out as they’re meant to be. i really hoped that God’s perspective matched my own.
well, guess what.
in less than 72 hours, the powers-that-be had approved my request. i got exactly what i had been hoping for.
effective the beginning of september, i will be the assistant manager at both my store and our sister store, located just a few kilometres away. between the two stores, i’ll be working 40 hours per week, doing what i love.
i have been smiling pretty much non-stop ever since finding out this news. and thanking God for his guidance and for giving me courage.
you’ll never become a millionaire working retail. if it was money that i was after, i would have remained in teaching, or stayed at the insurance company. but, for right now, i find my job interesting, fun, rewarding, and satisfying. those are good feelings to enjoy every morning when you greet the day.
so, this whole situation was a personal growth experience, and also taught me an important life lesson: it never hurts to ask.
any moments where you were hesitant to make a request for something you really wanted? we may not always receive the answer we are looking for (hey, can i have the last bite of your donut?! haha!)…but later on, eventually, all becomes clear, and we see why the river twisted, turned and flowed as it did.
31 flavours of august
treat: chocolate chunk cookie from tim hortons
rating: **1/2 (two and a half stars)
tasting notes: at more than a dollar less than the s-bux version, this is your value meal deal. you still get the same chocolate, in chunks, imbedded in rich, buttery, yummy cookie dough. a steal-of-a-(tasty)-deal!