Kids have it easy, in this respect: all they have to do is obey.
Granted, this isn't always easy in and of itself, but it's basically a binary decision: obey, or disobey. And assuming reasonably disciplined parents, it's a fairly easy choice, because to disobey brings punishment, while to obey brings rewards. ( Collapse )
Pretty ordinary day today, workwise. (Is that a word?) However, there were a couple of highlights. Specifically, Matt (the store manager) stopped me at one point to tell me that at a "Manager's Status Update" meeting yesterday, the regional manager asked for some recommendations for good candidates for internal promotions, and that I was one of the names he gave. He said I probably wouldn't hear anything about it for at least a month or more, but that he just wanted to keep me informed.
So, "Yay, me." :)
Also, Christian, tonight's shift supervisor, told me that I did great work today, and particularly complimented my customer service skills. I'm not sure how much was sincere, and how much was his standard "good-natured irony" (he's the sort of person who seems to "put everything in quotes" if you know what I mean), but I know that he at least based his comment on reality. So, "Yay, me, again." :)
I wonder if any of this means I'd be making more than $20k before the end of the year staying at Starbucks. (Oy. I miss making $45k.)