I just started my new job today, and it’s perfect. It’s a small company with only a few employees, most of whom are never in the office – they all work “in the field.” Also, there’s a receptionist, so I won’t have to be constantly answering the phone (thank goodness for that). The receptionist is very friendly, and I can tell that she’s looking forward to having another woman in the office. Most of the other employees are men – all the better for what I have planned.
The interview went well (…of course it always does). The owner told me that he’s never in the office because he’s a contractor and he always has to be at a job site. He told me that I would have to “take initiative” and “put out a lot of fires.” Basically, he wants to not have to deal with customers and vendors too much, and so he expects to handle everything. Just as long as he’s left out of it. Idiot. Still, it will make my job even easier.
I came in this morning and saw the owner just before he left. He handed me a set of keys for the office and told me where the checkbook was. He then showed me my office and stayed for a few minutes to chat. He told me that he had called a few of my references and he was satisfied. Thank heavens that the law won’t let previous managers give bad references, lest they get sued. But even if that wasn’t the law, there was no way in hell I was going to put down my ex-boss as a real reference. Nope – a friend is good enough…
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