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Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:39 pm

Starting to settle in at the new gig.

I spent the first day getting set up, and the last two days just kind of floating around and watching up front to get an idea of the flow and how my writers handle people and things. I've got 14 writers. 3 are rockstars. Two are completely useless and I'll need them gone ASAP. Everyone else is decent enough.
I'm struggling with the transition to being "the boss". I've got a couple of writers that I just can't get to open up to me at all... just one word answers and a general uneasiness because of "the new boss". I'm used to just handling things myself instead of having my team step up to do it the way it should be done. I guess it will come in time.

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Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:00 pm

fledonfoot wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:39 pm
Starting to settle in at the new gig.

I spent the first day getting set up, and the last two days just kind of floating around and watching up front to get an idea of the flow and how my writers handle people and things. I've got 14 writers. 3 are rockstars. Two are completely useless and I'll need them gone ASAP. Everyone else is decent enough.
I'm struggling with the transition to being "the boss". I've got a couple of writers that I just can't get to open up to me at all... just one word answers and a general uneasiness because of "the new boss". I'm used to just handling things myself instead of having my team step up to do it the way it should be done. I guess it will come in time.
The awkwardness as a new boss will always be there. I think the best way to handle it from my non-leadership experience is just let things go the flow that they’ve been going for the first few weeks and then see what needs to be improved and then make changes as needed because otherwise they’ll see you as the outsider trying to shake things up
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Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:29 am

fledonfoot wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:39 pm
Starting to settle in at the new gig.

I spent the first day getting set up, and the last two days just kind of floating around and watching up front to get an idea of the flow and how my writers handle people and things. I've got 14 writers. 3 are rockstars. Two are completely useless and I'll need them gone ASAP. Everyone else is decent enough.
I'm struggling with the transition to being "the boss". I've got a couple of writers that I just can't get to open up to me at all... just one word answers and a general uneasiness because of "the new boss". I'm used to just handling things myself instead of having my team step up to do it the way it should be done. I guess it will come in time.
I've never really been more than an individual contributor but imagine this transition is a pretty challenging one for anybody starting out. It sounds like everyone has 100% confidence in you to get it done, so I'm sure you're a good fit and it'll fall into place naturally over time.

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Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:15 pm

Had the offer come in this morning... basically was the same as last time less the relocation pay. I countered asking for the five year mark of the PTO plan and a rather large sign on bonus (commission won't really come in for 6-12 months so initially, this would be a pay cut).

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Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:18 pm

Good. Good. I don’t think that’s an unrealistic ask.


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Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:27 pm

They accepted :fuckyeah:

:excited: and nervous about another change, but don't feel sad to e leaving this place.

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Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:42 pm

D Griff wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:27 pm
They accepted :fuckyeah:

:excited: and nervous about another change, but don't feel sad to e leaving this place.
Congrats man!
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Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:11 pm

D Griff wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:27 pm
They accepted :fuckyeah:

:excited: and nervous about another change, but don't feel sad to e leaving this place.
Awesome dood. You were unequivocally unenthused about your current gig.
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Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:14 pm

D Griff wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:27 pm
They accepted :fuckyeah:

:excited: and nervous about another change, but don't feel sad to e leaving this place.
Congrats my man!
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Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:05 pm

D Griff wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:27 pm
They accepted :fuckyeah:

:excited: and nervous about another change, but don't feel sad to e leaving this place.
:fuckyeah: that’s awesome Griff!

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Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:46 pm

D Griff wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:27 pm
They accepted :fuckyeah:

:excited: and nervous about another change, but don't feel sad to e leaving this place.
Sweet! Congrats, hope it works out for you!

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Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:48 pm

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Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:18 pm
Good. Good. I don’t think that’s an unrealistic ask.


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D Griff wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:27 pm
They accepted :fuckyeah:

:excited: and nervous about another change, but don't feel sad to e leaving this place.
:fuckyeah:
Great news! Good on you for asking and getting the bonus and WFH status.
:wap: Where are these mangos?

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Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:50 pm

So, do you have a start date? And when is pirate letting coming?
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:wap: Where are these mangos?

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Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:19 pm

wap wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:50 pm
So, do you have a start date? And when is pirate letting coming?
:popcorn:
Just received the updated official offer - I requested a start date of 11/18 because I am taking some time off in early November for :drunk: bachelor partying in NOLA. I'm also having what looks to be my best month yet here for October so I want to have the month completed before putting in notice in case they just walk me out (doubtful), don't want to miss out on what will hopefully be a great commission. I am a little bit :sad: to walk away from the cash cow, but the way things are structured here, it would be harder and harder to make as much commission over time plus no pay increases, versus the new place. 2020 might quite not pan out as well but it seems like a place I can plop down for a number of years and grow overtime, plus I will enjoy being back in that industry and the 60/40 WFH/road split versus 95% cube lyfe.

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Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:22 pm

You’re going to be much happier in the WFH/Travel split. Cube life ain’t for everyone. Excited for you man!


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Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:48 pm

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Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:22 pm
You’re going to be much happier in the WFH/Travel split. Cube life ain’t for everyone. Excited for you man!


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Gracias! :excited:

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Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:29 pm

D Griff wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:19 pm
wap wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:50 pm
So, do you have a start date? And when is pirate letting coming?
:popcorn:
Just received the updated official offer - I requested a start date of 11/18 because I am taking some time off in early November for :drunk: bachelor partying in NOLA. I'm also having what looks to be my best month yet here for October so I want to have the month completed before putting in notice in case they just walk me out (doubtful), don't want to miss out on what will hopefully be a great commission. I am a little bit :sad: to walk away from the cash cow, but the way things are structured here, it would be harder and harder to make as much commission over time plus no pay increases, versus the new place. 2020 might quite not pan out as well but it seems like a place I can plop down for a number of years and grow overtime, plus I will enjoy being back in that industry and the 60/40 WFH/road split versus 95% cube lyfe.
Smart thinking on finishing out October for dat yuuge commish check. So, has the pirate letter gone out yet? It may be a bit early for that :doe: since your start date is 5 weeks away. I assume you want to use your vaca time for your :drunk: fest so you continue to be paid while you're off.
:wap: Where are these mangos?

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Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:18 pm

fledonfoot wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:39 pm
Starting to settle in at the new gig.

I spent the first day getting set up, and the last two days just kind of floating around and watching up front to get an idea of the flow and how my writers handle people and things. I've got 14 writers. 3 are rockstars. Two are completely useless and I'll need them gone ASAP. Everyone else is decent enough.
I'm struggling with the transition to being "the boss". I've got a couple of writers that I just can't get to open up to me at all... just one word answers and a general uneasiness because of "the new boss". I'm used to just handling things myself instead of having my team step up to do it the way it should be done. I guess it will come in time.
If you wanna chat about it let me know, call or text any time.

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Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:20 pm

I gotta find a new job. Like, soon. This one is horrible and I don’t want my name associated with whatever stupidity they build.

Gotta start networking. I’m so bad at that. Project manager for construction stuff is what I want to do. Hopefully at a hospital or something where I can feel like I’m helping the world.

I have been so unbelievably sad over the last few weeks.

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Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:22 pm

Johnny_P wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:20 pm
I gotta find a new job. Like, soon. This one is horrible and I don’t want my name associated with whatever stupidity they build.

Gotta start networking. I’m so bad at that. Project manager for construction stuff is what I want to do. Hopefully at a hospital or something where I can feel like I’m helping the world.

I have been so unbelievably sad over the last few weeks.
I know a guy who needs to fill a couple service writer spots. :hubba:
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Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:43 pm

Zillon wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:22 pm
Johnny_P wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:20 pm
I gotta find a new job. Like, soon. This one is horrible and I don’t want my name associated with whatever stupidity they build.

Gotta start networking. I’m so bad at that. Project manager for construction stuff is what I want to do. Hopefully at a hospital or something where I can feel like I’m helping the world.

I have been so unbelievably sad over the last few weeks.
I know a guy who needs to fill a couple service writer spots. :hubba:
Every brake job gets a balloon. Every oil change gets a sticker tattoo. After 10 oil changes you get a free pirate hat. Wear the hat when you take the car in for service you get $5 off. I’ll slowly build a loyal set of pirates.

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Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:48 pm

Johnny_P wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:43 pm
Zillon wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:22 pm


I know a guy who needs to fill a couple service writer spots. :hubba:
Every brake job gets a balloon. Every oil change gets a sticker tattoo. After 10 oil changes you get a free pirate hat. Wear the hat when you take the car in for service you get $5 off. I’ll slowly build a loyal set of pirates.
This is epic. fled :makeitso:

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Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:48 pm

Don't hate the offer, you could brap your gravel/mtb every day after work.

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Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:51 pm

Johnny_P wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:18 pm
fledonfoot wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:39 pm
Starting to settle in at the new gig.

I spent the first day getting set up, and the last two days just kind of floating around and watching up front to get an idea of the flow and how my writers handle people and things. I've got 14 writers. 3 are rockstars. Two are completely useless and I'll need them gone ASAP. Everyone else is decent enough.
I'm struggling with the transition to being "the boss". I've got a couple of writers that I just can't get to open up to me at all... just one word answers and a general uneasiness because of "the new boss". I'm used to just handling things myself instead of having my team step up to do it the way it should be done. I guess it will come in time.
If you wanna chat about it let me know, call or text any time.
Let’s grab a beer soon.

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