March 13, 2006

The Tether.

It finally happenned. It's been a year and a half... paying my dues, and rolling with the punches. Friday, I picked up my Company Cell-Phone. The "word around the campfire" is that I'll be getting a company van within the month as well. Nice!

I heard through the goddamned grapevine that the Boss was concerned that I'd jump ship at the earliest opportunity. I'd given him my credentials in the interview process, and I can't say that I blame him. I'm certainly qualified for positions taht far exceed even his...but he disregarded the fact that I'd employed myself at a retail outlet before encrouching him for employment. I'm not afraid to be humble...But I'll still take pride in my priofession.

He heard that I've an IQ of 165, and he heard taht I'd been a "Global Operations Analyst" for a major corporation. He assumed that I'd be looking for more of the same, but I'm SHUT of that! I like being able to take two steps back from what I've done In a day And see the results,,, The practical difference between number crunching, and actual "work".

Still and all, I wear a golf-shirt that bears the logo of my company...And I'm proud to be associated with them. "Thether Be Damned !". It's a good thing!

Posted by Johnny - Oh at March 13, 2006 10:05 PM | TrackBack

I'm so glad you got that job and it's all worked out. I remember when you got it! We were excited then and still are now. Really!

Posted by: Bou at March 13, 2006 10:56 PM

YEAH!!! This is good. This is very good.

Have I told you how proud I am of you? I am, you know....

Posted by: Tammi at March 14, 2006 08:29 AM

Tether... I call 'em electronic leashes, but I get your point. When you get the "expense account"... give me a holla, I'll help you break it in. ;)

Posted by: RedNeck at March 14, 2006 05:44 PM

If you are proud of what you do and enjoy the work it's not a "tether", it's a "fringe benefit".
(Or a "French Benefit" if you saw that FedEx commercial.)

Yes, companies can and do abuse employee's loyalty and fear of losing their job when they have a company phone, computer, van, or whatever. It becomes an issue of personal strength to set limits on what you will allow the company to dictate and how each situation is handled.

If you have the capability and confidence to say; "No, I'm not available right now.", then you'll do fine and it's not a tether.

You're a good man and you deserve to be respected and treated well. With a pleasant demeanor, ensure they do that. :)

Oh, and post more shit - I like reading about how you build elevators. I dig the details, bro.

Posted by: _Jon at March 14, 2006 08:34 PM

... 165?... no shit?... wow...

Posted by: Eric at March 15, 2006 06:44 AM

It's all about enjoying your job. Doesn't matter what the credentials are, as long as you enjoy what you are doing.

Posted by: Contagion at March 15, 2006 07:36 PM


Inebriation Quotient? :-D

Posted by: Harvey at March 16, 2006 09:03 PM
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