Random photo of me being 'Ard

Sorry for my absense this entire week, it’s already Friday and it only seems like it was five minutes ago since I was getting back from London. This week has been mental at work, rather than having a day unpaid I decided to work an extra day this week and I’ve swapped Saturday for Sunday due to going to see Noel Gallagher Sunday. So that’s six straight days, at least there’s only one more day left!

So much stuff has gone down in such a short amount of time it’s unreal. Basically my manager has gotten a new job elsewhere which is a shame because he was a guy that always made you laugh and calmed you down when you were angry. But of course if you can find a higher paying job then you should go for it. So he’s going the middle of next week.

Which of course makes his Customer Care Manager the new sales and e-commerce manager meaning at some point I’ll undoubtedly become the new Customer Care Manager and they’ve been trying to speed train me on everything. And I’ve been trying to pick it up as quick as possible because the customer care manager, while being great with customers isn’t all that great with his colleagues as he’s often snappy when any of us ask him something.

It came to the point where he set my friend Michelle in tears one morning before I even arrived, I wasn’t impressed. I think maybe the stress is getting to him though because of all the crap he has to deal with. Which is why I’m not really excited about doing his job to be honest as I wanted to be sales manager. Customer Care manager is the type of shit where you have to deal with all the complaints, I’d much rather be making the company money like I have been doing than babysitting angry customers all day long apologizing for shit that isn’t my fault, problem or business.

My manager told the operations director however that I was the future of sales so I don’t know what’s going on. I’m certainly in everyone’s good books at the moment though especially the owner as I managed to get an account opened with our county council for them to buy things from us in bulk starting with a £5,500 order. I was the one that made that happen by upselling other products she wasn’t even thinking about.

Not to mention the 1000s I’ve made them selling tent packages and whatnot. The job definitely has its stresses which is why I have had less time to blog/write, I just try to make sure I read most of what others are writing. But if I can stick it out at that company and not sabotage myself then I should be able to do quite well there and hopefully make quite a bit of money and have a real shot at a future with a company.

I think when the current manager leaves there’ll definitely be more structure as the current manager didn’t really care about that place. He hasn’t been happy for a while since he was “promoted” and given a pay cut. I don’t blame him but his attitude wasn’t really helping the rest of the team.

Hard to believe I’ve only been there a month. Watch this space, I’ll be in charge before long!


Author: 'Ard Pete

Hey everyone, my names Pete, friends call me 'Ard Pete because... well, I'm well 'Ard. Currently in Chesterfield, England, currently working as an I.T. Technical Lead for BT Business and Public Sector; it sounds more glamourous than it is but I'm a dab hand with Microsoft products. I enjoy television, mainly any Star Trek, all of Stargate, Lost, anything Joss Whedon has produced, 24 and House. Favourite music includes; Mumford and Sons, Jason Mraz, Eminem, Chris Cornell, Ludovico Einaudi, Goo Goo Dolls, Muse, 30 Seconds To Mars basically a wide variety of anything that's real, I hate dance, trance and anything like that, I don't consider that to be music. Not much of a sports guy, I like Professional Wrestling, Mixed Martial Arts, Boxing, I can watch Football but only when I'm forced to watch it. Favourite author is Terry Pratchett, favourite film is Armageddon, favourite comedian is Lee Evans, favourite idiot is Karl Pilkington, favourite game is GTAIII, if there's anything else you wish to know, don't hesitate to ask. I'll more than likely not be busy.

23 thoughts on “…Promotion?”

    1. Definitely, I think there’s either gonna be big things happening or everything will just go to shit and I’ll find myself back in the unemployment line haha.

    1. Cheers DJ, I’ll need it if I’m gonna have silly bastards moaning to me down the phone all day. It’s why I went nuts at the customer service job I was at last year lol

  1. They’re lucky to have you, as it seems they all know … Sounds like you have some options and choices 🙂 Good for you. Nothing that is easy to do all day is gonna be big bucks. The $$ always comes with burden. :/ You’re doing great.

    Cheers, thanks for checking in with us.

      1. Well… Haha, it’s not the same as porn, but I was a dancer for 6 years and as good as the $ was, I can tell you it came with a lot of shite. 🙂

        No matter what you decide, I just hope you’re happy 🙂

  2. It sounds promising, Pete. You’re clearly an asset to the company and they would be stupid not to utilize your tremendous abilities. I’m not even sure if they know about your calmness, yet? Wait till they see that in action! haha!
    Seriously, I’m glad things are taking such a positive turn for you lately. And don’t think negative thoughts, just keep doing what you’re doing….

    1. I tell you what, I lost my calmness in front of everybody yesterday after an angry customer, I had to put him in his place because he was being well out of order then after ending the phone call just smashed up my desk hah! If we end up getting more staff in I fear I’ll end up being back on 8:30am – 5pm shifts rather than the easy 12:30pm – 9pm shifts. But you know me, I’ll plod along, it’s only eight and a half hours of mentality a day.

  3. It sounds like you’re in a perfect position to move up the ranks. That’s awesome they are considering making you a manager after only a month or so!

  4. Someday you won’t be able to buy a tent without having to go through you.

    Howorth Industries–that sounds like such a perfect evil company that tears down forests and uses the trees to make tents.

  5. I never minded Customer Services. Mostly because I didn’t care a whole bunch for the bulk of asses who were in the Sales department, so, I didn’t mind listening and then take the time to piss off Sales by giving back credits.

    Well done, sir!

    1. Hah well the Sales and customer services department are basically the same thing anyway so I have to fight to keep sales really. But thank you! I shall give them my all haha

  6. Hey Pete, I “tagged” you! If you don’t want to play along, that’s fine since I know you’re so busy. No worries. Sometimes these things are easy and sometimes they’re a pain in the neck.

    Hopefully you’ll have a good week at work.
    I look forward to your next post!

  7. …uh oh. I just noticed somebody else already tagged you. haha! I’m always the last to figure these things out.
    No worries. : )

  8. Good luck! That’s great news! I am sure, when the time comes, you will be able to do a great job!

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