Thursday, November 5, 2009

A Meeting With Destiny

I have just read the "open door policy" in my handbook, where it says to go through the chain of command one at a time: the assistant manager, then the general manager, then the district manager, then the regional manager. I recognize that this policy is good for those who have concerns or issues with the company. However, I don't have an issue, I have an idea, and the open door policy is invalid when it comes to new and innovative ideas that could change the company. I think what I would like to do is include my manager in on my presentation, that way she will understand that I am not trying to usurp her authority in any way, I just simply want to present an idea.

The other night I called and left a message for the regional manager. I thought why not? It's an if I can swing by this idea with corporate, then maybe it can be possible.

This evening I got a call from WHO - the district manager!! dun dun DUUUN! I thought for sure I'm in big trouble, because it seemed like I just jumped over him! He told me that the regional manager was in a lot of meetings this week and was unable to return my call this week, so he asked him if he could call me and get together with me to see what my idea was. He was very nice in listening to me talk about my love for Friendly's and that this idea can lift spirits in a difficult economy. I also said that I am not trying to jump over my manager, and I'm not trying to sell anything, I just have an idea that I think might help Friendly's, and I am in need of a little open minded thinking to be able to present this idea. He agreed with me (the man whom I heard was the most closed minded man on the planet!), and said not to worry about my manager, that she works for him (that sounds a little scary to me, but we'll see). So we set up a date: monday at 2pm at our friendly's restaurant. I'll be speaking with the district manager then to present my idea.

I KNOW WHAT YOU'RE THINKING!! This is bad news for me, I'm going to get my butt kicked! I'm not quite sure what is going to happen with my job, really....I'm going to lose my job!!!!!

But here's the plus side - I get to dress up in a business suit and surprise him with my experience in public speaking skills and give a heck of a presentation! I'll be all set to give him an amazing five to ten minute presentation of the very best way I know how. Because as far as I'm concerned, I'm trying to influence a rock to move on it's own. So I better know my stuff!

and I'm going to get fired.

And if I get fired.....

then maybe I'll try to publish a book about a waitress who's "music minute" actually worked.

Anyway, Wish me luck!

-The Spontaneous Waitress


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