I know, some of you are wondering 'What job? I didn't know anything about this!' Yeah, I didn't tell everyone. Only a couple folks knew of the situation. Anyone who really knows me knows that I work for Wal-Mart in the produce department. Apt enough a job for a rabbit, right? Well, a month ago my department manager put in for a transfer to a neighborhood market. It took them a bit to give her the green light on it and actually give her the final day to be transferred. Upon finding out for sure I kinda flip-flopped on putting in my application for it and whatnot. It wasn't sure if I'd be a good fit for the position. Eventually I decided that I'd rather do it myself since I know what's involved and I know the department. My only concern at the time was there's another individual in my department who'd been doing this type of stuff for years and has considerably more experience than myself. I was really expecting, and secretly hoping, he'd get it. Well, two days ago we found out he put in for another department position that'd opened up and got it. So, that basically left me. There were a couple others in the pool but no one that management really wanted.
So today I get to work and I'm approached by my assistant manager, asking me for sure if I want the job. I say yes, though after I told him I'd still been waffling on the idea, unsure if I would really want to do it, but, reiterating that I don't want someone else that doesn't know the position or what they're doing. I was supposed to have gone through an interview process but I think they just decided that they wanted me as the department manager and no one else, so they gave me the job offer outright.
I'm honestly not sure how well I'm going to do in this job. I have concerns that when it comes to what I need to do, like telling others to do their work or getting tough with folks, that I might not be able to do it. Management has confidence in me and really if I don't try it then I won't know for sure how well I can do this. I just hope I do my best and can get some things straightened out. And honestly this is a nice turn of things after having been jumping from job to job to job the past four years. It's a nice bit of stability and direction that I need.
Now I need to get an ID picture appropriate to my new position.
6 years, 11 months ago
02 Oct 2011 01:38 CEST