Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Trotting in Circles With Both Eyes Crossed and My Feet Tied

Yep. That pretty much sums up my days at the Sale Barn. I love the work and the people, but I am not sure which way is up at the end of the day. The work is not difficult, but they are are training me in 6 different jobs and I might do 1 or 2 or three in the course of a day and then I may not be called to do one of them again for months. Well, heck. By then, I have forgotten what that particular job entailed. Can't recall whether this buyer wants this amount for freight for this client or whether this person is assigned this commission or whether Benny gets the green  and cream copies or the white and yellow ones. And I haven't a clue which pens to assign for which head. There is a definite method to the madness, but I can't make heads of tails of it. When I think its a head, its a tail. And we won't even go in to the dreams I've been having since I've hired on! LOL.

And lest you think I'm complaining, I am not. It's been an adventure and I'm bound and determined to make sense of it all, although I may very well be senseless when that time comes. :)

They had a special sale 2 Saturdays ago and I trained in a new position that I flew solo in yesterday. I kept hearing, "We do this today, but you won't have to do this on Monday." And I told the buyers to be sure and bring their patience with them on Monday and if they didn't appreciate Dana now, they were REALLY going to appreciate her when she got back! One of the girls is going to Egypt for 3 weeks this month. I told her I would greatly appreciate daily prayer.

And can I just add that the gal I work for is just awesome. She is a champion multi-tasker and juggled not only all of her tasks, but my never-ending requests and questions. Everyone I work with is great and I truly appreciate their help and kindness.

I took a batch of Cowboy Cookies and everyone kind of wanders in and out of the office throughout the day and soon the cookies had disappeared. The buyers came to my window with cookies in hand,  and as we conducted their business, they commented on how much they liked them. One buyer requested I leave a batch at his house. They were all very patient and sweet and kind. Cookie power! :) Homemade cookies have been known to soften a curmudgeonly cowman or two in the past and I figured if THAT didn't do it, I could bring out the big guns next week and make them cinnamon rolls. That is IF I still HAVE a job next week!

 If not, I guess I could just sit outside on the curb and sell my cinnamon rolls.

12 comments:

Libby said...

Hang in there ~ you'll be just fine!

laverne said...

You'll get it!

Denise :) said...

Yup, yup, what Libby said! Plus cookies are the balm of Gilead! :)

Michigan Gal said...

I understand your stress--trying to do your best but not exactly sure if you remember the steps to get there! Your wit and your baking will take you far. ;) I keep you in my prayers too.

Nancy said...

Sounds like you have things under control.

Pauline said...

When things don't go right, turn left!

Carolyn Sullivan said...

As a nurse I was told it took 2 yrs to learn a new job, since you are juggling several, don't expect it to be soon. i don't think even notes would help me to do your job.

Dar said...

You will get the hang of it in no time and be just fine. We had cowboy cookies this week at retreat. They are wonderful.

M.E. Masterson said...

Takes time to learn anything new...you'll get it!
But bringing cinnamon rolls will probably help the overall frustration that comes with working a multi-task job!

juliehallfeldhaus said...

Dr Oz had ways of improving your memory on his show the other day!!!! I know I could use it!!!

Scrapatches said...

Best wishes on the new job! I would say you must be doing well. You already have them eating cookies out of your hand ... ;)

Alycia said...

Just remember - you know more than some. I just know to sit on my hands!! LOL

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