Sunday, July 26, 2015

Pick Me, Choose Me, Promote Me!

It's a damn shame that my last blog post was in 2014. I have to do better.

Anway, let's get a little personal for a bit. Without getting too specific with the details, I'll say this: a "lead" position at my job has opened up. For the past three weeks, I have been instructed by my supervisor to fill in and be the interim "lead" of that position. So for three weeks, I have been doing all of the extra work that comes with that position, but without the additional pay. Joy.

Just last week, a job posting for the position was issued out internally for all employees to apply. I have applied for the job. Now you would think that I'd be a shoo-in for the position, but with this place, nothing is for certain. All I can say is that I will be extremely pissed if I do not receive the promotion. I am more than capable of doing this job. The reason I was chosen to be the interim "lead" in the first place is because of how capable I am. Even more important than that, I want to do the job.

Blame the inner geek in me, but I often compare my job to how the 13 Court Guard Squads are set up in the Bleach anime. My current job title is pretty much the equivalent of being a Lieutenant (or Vice-Captain) of one of the 13 Squads. And the highly coveted "lead" position is the equivalent of becoming a Captain. Believe me when I tell you I am ready to become a Captain. I am an expert at Kido, and I have mastered Bankai. Hell, I even shit on Yoruichi with my Flash Step game. However, gaining a "Captain" position at my job is almost as difficult as becoming one in Bleach. Most of the time, you have to wait for one of the previous "Captains" to retire or die, and after that, you have to fight a number of "lieutenants" for the job. Sigh.

So in conclusion, I'm a geek and I really want the promotion. Like I said earlier, I'm going to be furious if I don't end up getting the job. Not furious enough to cuss out my supervisor or burn the building down, mind you. But furious enough to start looking for a new place of employment.

Now enjoy this clip of a bunch of Captains explaining how to become a Captain while trying to kill each other lol:

*Edit: I originally wrote this blog on July 19, 2015. It is now July 26, and I am pleased to report that I was given the promotion! Yeah baby!*

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