It’s good to know you’re valuable

Earlier this week I was talking with the Small Docs manager at our SuperStore up the street about different open positions in the company, and he asked why I didn’t apply for the open Docutech Operator position he had. I told him that I love what I do and where I do it, and that getting my boss to approve my transfer from this location to his would be like trying to pull teeth from a rabid badger. I figured that was the end of it and didn’t think about it any more.

Well, I just got off the phone with him. He told me that he decided he wanted me for that position, so instead of trying to convince my boss to let me transfer, he’d go over her head. Yeah, that didn’t work. He got laughed at. He was told that I was her pet, and that pulling me from the Nameless Merchant would essentially kill the contract with them. Since they do over $1M per year, losing the contract would be a bad thing.