Challenges

It’s been one month and eleven days since I embarked on a new career with a different company. It’s also been quite some time since I’ve actually written something here. I feel out of touch with all of you even though I have continued to post Mullet Monday’s and Hump Shenanigan’s. That’s a quick post since it’s just stuff from pinterest. Yeah, that’s where I get it from….save images, upload images, that’s all there is to it. I call it drive by blogging. In & Out and lazy but still puts a smile on some of your faces right?

As some of you know the job I left was Level 4 of hell and the owner/boss was a pill to work for. He was selfish, egotistical, unprofessional, and downright narcissistic. There were a few perks to that job which were wearing flip flops and jeans, using my favorite F word daily and some freedom to run the department the way I wanted to. One of my strengths in that position were increasing gross profit from 19% in our department to 58% within a year. The second strength was solving problems for any department when everyone had exhausted all efforts. Most of the accounting department had degrees but not I. As you can tell from my writing or my blog I come from the University Of Hard Knocks seeing as my parents were blue collar middle class folks and couldn’t afford to pay for college. I didn’t want student loans so instead I started working at a bank when I was eighteen straight out of high school as well as having a second job as a collector for a medical company in the evenings.

I love a challenge so when the upper crust staff couldn’t find the resolution I jumped at the challenge to find it. I won’t let a problem go until I solve it. I was extremely successful in this position. But, there’s always a but, I was burned out. I was bored to tears with it. It wasn’t a challenge for me any longer. My boss had just humiliated another manager by screaming at her and belittling her in front of six other employees. As she ran to the bathroom to cry my phone rang and as I answered “Parts this is Lennon” on the other end was a deep raspy voice asking me would I be interested in a management position at _________. As I replied absolutely, I went through a phone interview that evening and then two face to face interviews or as I like to call them “interrogations” I landed a new adventure with a solid, successful, well known company.

I have my own office and five male employees that I manage and I can say this position is not boring and it is definitely a challenge. I work anywhere from 11 – 13 hours a day and could probably work longer to get everything done. So many things I want to change but it’s going to have to take some  time. I’m a very impatient person and I think all of us are to some extent. I want to make my changes NOW so that they’re making tons of profit but I have to do it in baby steps. Sigh…..Lennon hates baby steps. Lennon moves fast and doesn’t like slow moving things one bit. Ha.

My previous employer has sent me three e-mails threatening me and accusing me of sabotaging their business or taking their staff with me. I’ve only taken one so far. Yes, it was the manager that he so blatantly humiliated in front of several employees. Four others have contacted me personally wanting a position. I informed him via e-mail…..

This is America and companies search through Linkedin, FB, and other social media for team players in the industry. It’s a free country and the recruiters can do whatever they please as well as your employees. You’re not a warden of a prison, people can come and go if they choose to. That’s how ______ found me.

I’m not surprised at your accusations though because anytime someone leaves your company the gossip and trash talk begin. The majority of you love to hang around and talk about people. I never did like it when people would do that. In my eyes, none of you had enough work to do if you had time to talk shit about previous employees. I am not out to sabotage your company. That was quite humorous actually. I’m not powerful enough to take down the mighty ___________. Nor do I have a voodoo doll sticking pins in it to hurt you. You’re hurting yourself with your actions, you’ve got that covered.

But, if you contact me one more time, I will have no other choice than to seek legal assistance to make sure you move on and leave my name out of your mouth. Let me make myself clear, do not contact me again under any circumstance.

That message was sent two weeks ago and I’m thrilled to say I’ve not heard another word from him.

So, with the new exciting and challenging position that I have, you can understand why I’ve been out of touch a bit lately. I’m hoping (really) hoping to get the opportunity to read your blogs this week. I sure have missed them.

Enjoy your Sunday loves and take care of yourselves. 🙂

 

 

 

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