Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Today's Lesson: You Don't Ask, You Don't Get.


Welcome to the roller coaster ride known as my life this week... The insanity is still going on, but i am fighting it tooth and nail, and finally making moves to offset it. I took my job here at Honda about 3 1/2 months ago, and even though I have not been perfect, I have managed to show that I am a kick ass Service Advisor, and that I make dealerships more profitable. I wasn't quite making the money that I was promised, but with the change of location, I decided to hold off complaining until we got to Bluffton.
That ended today. I got the call from the AC repairman about the rental house. The AC compressor died, and it'll cost $1200 to fix it. I don't have $1200 sitting around, so I had to have Ben foot the bill for me. After nine months of skrimping and denying myslef literally any fun at all, I am backl at square one, with no possibility of catching up. I had no choice but to go and ask for a raise...
The good news is I got it. An extra $50 a week, and a 12% raise on my commission percentage. It should add up to about an extra $5k a year - which will go entirely to paying back everyone all the money I owe them. Sure, it'll all be gone, but it's a lot better than NOT getting it.
For once , I finally realized that I had leverage, I stated my case clearly, and I took advantage of it. My bosses told me I need to manage my mood swings a bit better, but hey, who's going to be level-headed after nine months of this crap ?? Being able to pay your bills and maybe save a couple bucks goes a long way to smiling more. Wish me luck.
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9 comments:

glad to be out of florence moye said...

good luck

west_rhino said...

Mike, stay blessable and hold the Creator to his promise of a tenfold increase.

Britton said...

A bit more level headed? I can't picture you upset! Where are you going to live? I hear that the commute from Earl's house wouldn't be too bad? jk ooh I may have started a blog...

Mike Reino said...

Britton, I can take a lot of BS, but when my top blows, watch out - it isn't pretty... Matt is throwing around a couple options, so I may not be homeless yet.

The blog is fun, but be careful as it relates to the campaign. Everything I said was used against me, and even Catherine Ceips used it with Will Folks working for Tom Davis.

Funny, Earl suggested I hang out at yor place ! ;)

Britton said...

Come on over Reino, I will put you on fundraising detail!! It's sort of a Blog for school and it's mostly about my dog and how to live a good life(cause I would know). Nothing about the campaign. How bout them primaries? Did you hear that China and Cuba have formed an alliance and they are drilling off the coast of Florida? PS Take a shower ya dirtbag..

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