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veronicabeta : (25 April 2015 - 11:40 PM) Hi Mike. The chat room is a great addition ! :)
veronicabeta : (25 April 2015 - 11:18 PM) Hi Gennee.
MonicaPz : (24 April 2015 - 08:38 PM) B. Jenner is now on ABC's NightLine broadcast!  Sorry for the late notice . . .
MonicaPz : (24 April 2015 - 05:30 PM) After B. Jenner's interview, 20/20 on ABC, the former athlete's former high school coach will be interviewed!  If you don't get ABC on Channel 7, you can find the interview on http://www.7online.com
EmmaSweet : (24 April 2015 - 02:35 PM) I'm sorry to read that about MichFest. As you wrote in another post there will always be a vocal, hopefully-minority of "Group A's". Maybe someone else will pick up the baton to recreate the festival to be all-inclusive.
UsernameOpti... : (24 April 2015 - 01:25 PM) Lisa Vogel prefers to end MichFest rather than welcome trans women ... http://www.advocate....er-change-times
sigurdoug : (23 April 2015 - 07:12 PM) Took a short vacation but I'm back!  Have a Nice Day tomorrow :D
MonicaPz : (22 April 2015 - 10:23 PM) Don't forget the two hour special about B. Jenner on Friday's ABC's 20/20 from 9 P.M. to 11 P.M. EST!
WarrenG : (22 April 2015 - 06:45 PM) IT'S ALIIIIIIIVE XD I'm back, I'm here, I posted, and now I'm gonna go drown in a bowl of Coffee Icecream and celebrate. Check out the blog post to understand! :P
UsernameOpti... : (21 April 2015 - 08:44 AM) Chat Now!  >>  http://tgguide.com/message/chat/
ChristieG : (21 April 2015 - 08:43 AM) Hi Gennee, how are you today?
Gennee : (21 April 2015 - 08:40 AM) Hi ChristieG!
ChristieG : (21 April 2015 - 08:39 AM) Hi all!
Gennee : (21 April 2015 - 08:25 AM) Hello everybody.   :D
UsernameOpti... : (21 April 2015 - 07:52 AM) Like the chatroom... nice addition
Lori : (21 April 2015 - 04:47 AM) It was very nice to chat with you in the new chat room Crissiesan :)
Crissiesan : (21 April 2015 - 04:33 AM) Thats sounds like a very good idea ^^ I'll check it out for sure! ^^
Lori : (21 April 2015 - 02:52 AM) Added "Forum Chat." See the tab at top right. Currently limited to 5 members per session. If it catches on we'll upgrade. Say hi to your forum friends. :)
tiernan : (19 April 2015 - 12:54 AM) good morning/evening folks wherever you may be.newbie here!
Bobbirox : (17 April 2015 - 05:06 PM) Good evening everyone. I hope everyone is having a great day.





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Posted by Daneela , 16 May 2011 · 213 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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