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UsernameOpti... : (21 August 2014 - 04:30 PM) WTG Ty...congrats
BenFriday : (21 August 2014 - 04:27 PM) NICE! I'm so happy for you!
TJDavies : (21 August 2014 - 09:04 AM) So, the appointment went really well. In about a month I'll be on T.
SamanthaNesara1 : (19 August 2014 - 11:00 PM) :P
TJDavies : (17 August 2014 - 01:37 AM) Thank you :)
BenFriday : (16 August 2014 - 08:13 PM) :)
SamanthaNesara1 : (16 August 2014 - 07:50 PM) :)
UsernameOpti... : (16 August 2014 - 03:49 PM) Hey Ty - Congrats.   Keep us post.
Tommiebefree : (14 August 2014 - 07:50 PM) And I am also greatfull to found all of your. G'nuight
Tommiebefree : (14 August 2014 - 07:34 PM) Onwards and upawards. Life is short. Lets live our dream!
Tommiebefree : (14 August 2014 - 07:33 PM) Right? I here that
BenFriday : (14 August 2014 - 06:07 PM) @TJDavies Congrats! I wish you the best of luck in everything,
BenFriday : (14 August 2014 - 06:06 PM) @Tommiebefree, My story? well it's probably similar too everyone elses here. I'm happy to have found this site by accident...
Tommiebefree : (14 August 2014 - 04:42 PM) BenFriday sorry i missed you. What's your story?
Tommiebefree : (14 August 2014 - 04:41 PM) TJDavies- GOOD FOR YOU! Nice. Anybody out there now?
TJDavies : (14 August 2014 - 01:37 PM) I'm super exceited. In less than a week, I have my appointment at the Mazzoni center, hopefully in the next few weeks Testosterone will be mine >:D
BenFriday : (14 August 2014 - 07:46 AM) hello, sorry I missed you earlier.
Tommiebefree : (14 August 2014 - 03:29 AM) Welcome to the shout
Tommiebefree : (14 August 2014 - 03:28 AM) Whats goin on?
Tommiebefree : (14 August 2014 - 03:27 AM) Hey Benfriday





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Posted by Daneela , 16 May 2011 · 173 views

I've just completed my first day at the new job.  Believe me, the trip to get here was hellacious and not in a good sense.  You see, I thought I had a firm commitment to a rental car.  It turned out, when I stepped up to the counter to present my debit card, the agency refused to take it unless I showed them I was leaving town; they insisted on a return itinerary, of all things.  Since I intend to stay and booked only a one-way flight, I was completely SOL, stuck at Boston-Logan airport with no agency willing to rent me a car.

I tried hard to resolve the problem by searching the web with my Blackberry.  Not a single agency had a policy that didn't prevent me from renting a car.  In the end, I flagged a cab and asked to be taken  to my hotel.  The fare, you ask?  $92 and change plus tip.  Almost $100 down the drain.

Saturday morning, I scoured the local yellow pages for a more local agency, called some, found 2 that would rent to me.  Unfortunately, the cheaper of the two had no car available, so I had to get a cab to take me to the one where I'd have to pay twice as much for the same service.  Oy!!

Today, the manager started describing the environment, the people, the culture, the problems, the wish list, etc.  I was introduced to my 2 junior programmers and we had a short meeting in the afternoon.  They started going over the same stuff, but I explained I'd already gotten it from the boss.  Next, I started telling them stories from my career, describing how hard it had been  for me to learn to work with the product and some of the experiences I've had with customers.  I went into the future as I envision it, saying to them that we were to be peers, not manager and subordinates.  True, I had more responsibilities but that was because I had more experience.  I said I was going to rely on them to learn what they had to know so that we could satisfy the customer and our company in the short term and learn and do even more than  that to advance our careers permanently.  It was incredible how they relaxed and then enthused.  I hadn't known what kind of reception my policy and I would get.  It feels good.

Tomorrow, the customer's top dog is going to meet with me and perhaps some others and ask what I can do for him.  He give me his wish list, his needs list, his goals, his ideas.  He'll ask me if they can be done and when and for how much.  I can't prepare real data, so I'll be doing all I can without selling my soul.  Wish me luck, y'all.  Thanks.




Good luck with this new endevor , so much to ask of you after so much to simply arrive , you take care and try not to let it overwelm you out of the starting gate .

Huggs Be well and healthy.
Steph
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