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.