What the F* Are YOU Smiling For?

It has occurred to me that some of you may not know why I am so insistent on my calls for “hell yeah”.  The reason for my sudden Stone Cold Steve Austin-ness is because I finally can cross one item off of my “Getting My Act Together” list.  

I got the job that I wanted.

I had been interviewing for several positions both in my company and out, and internally I had been in the running for 2 spots.  One was in my current department, the other was not.  The quote that comes to mind is:

     “A prophet is without honor in his own land.”

And as such, I landed the new position outside my Dept.  Now, no place is perfect and I am sure that my new spot will bring its own share of challenges.  The thing that I find hilarious is that not only did I, according to the recruiter, impress the team I interviewed with, they didn’t understand why I was being utilized currently in the way I have been.  

So I am pumped about the new challenges.  I’m pumped about salary, but I am sure that will pass.  I’m pumped about working with a crew of frighteningly smart, driven individuals.  And yes, pumped about a big-ass desk.  Pumped about the fact that my value has been recognized externally, and had a nice dollar sign attached as opposed to the “I stick it too you” school of compensation.

Soooooo, I would like to take this time to thank the academy, and my producer Rene for giving me the opportunity to shine.  I would like to thank my Agent Nafeesa, for always believing in me, and for listening to me when I was in Diva mode.  To all my friends who knew I was destined for better, thanks gang!  You were right!  And lastly, to the haters, I have nothing to say to you, you won’t get free promo here.  So to conclude, I know I am running long, I am movin’ on up like George and Weezy!

The Author

Sean Oliver

Sean Oliver is a management consultant in Seattle, WA

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