Today is the official release date for the first part of my comedic ebook series, Grace in Retail. Enjoy a snippet of the book here:
“Today started like any other day. My usual routine of sitting in the parking lot of my job praying that God moves my feet to go inside. Another day another dollar, right? Well actually not today. Today is the day I find out if whether or not I will get the bonus check I so well deserve. And I say deserve because I was tricked into taking this damn job! I was told it was easy to move up in this company so I took a serious pay cut in hopes of moving to district level within six months. But once I got in, I saw it was store managers that had been with the company so damn long they were part dinosaur! I messed up… that’s all I can say, I messed up big time coming to Deal World.
It’s the end of 4th quarter, and I’ve survived another crazy, hectic holiday in retail. I outperformed my colleagues in overall sales, comp sales and conversion. I’ve been a store manager with this company for nine months so I’m the newbie coming in winning product prize incentives and scoring above company average on various store business audits. My performance definitely sent a message to everyone that even though I am new to this company, I am not new to retail. I’ve been in retail management for over eight years so I know what I’m doing here. The number rule to this retail game is building a strong team. A team that trusts you as their leader and is committed to perform as they see you demonstrate. That is exactly what I’ve been able to do in the short time I’ve been here. But if I don’t get that bonus they will see a different me today. I deserve this bonus. I need this bonus to add to the financial cushion I’ll need when I resign from this place. You know, have a little extra money in the savings to take my time with finding another job. I better get this bonus. Continue reading RELEASE DATE! Today for Grace in Retail