Tuesday, April 13, 2010

My job is old enough to vote!

Today marks my 18th anniversary with my current employer.  That's a pretty good pull.  I was just going to work here for the summer back in April of 1992 when I finished student teaching at Three Forks.  Little did I know the turn of events that would lead a summer job to a successful sales career that not only pays me great but that I enjoy immensely.  The company was sold two years after I started working here and the new owner liked me (for whatever reason) and gave me a huge opportunity that I took full advantage of.  He gave me free reign of my department and pretty much has stayed out of the way.  I've made him a lot of money and he's been generous in return.  For once, I was in the right place at the right time. Debt free (well, except for my house), money in the bank, toys, guns, vacations in other countries.  Its been awesome.

How appropriate that on this, my 18th anniversary, I anxiously await to see if I am going to close the biggest deal of my sales career.  Although I only give it a 1 in 10 chance, it would be an awesome way to start my 19th year.  Regardless (or as my boss says, "irregardless")  I know one thing that is certain, there is a glass of celebratory Crown awaiting me at 5:30 tonight.   Not lying, I sure as hell deserve it.

I know this song has nothing to do with anything other than the title but what the hell. I like me some LRB!


Tanaya said...

Congrats! It is amazing how quickly times goes by when you enjoy what you're doing.

matt said...

Holy crap am I getting old. I can almost remember when you got that job.

Milk River Madman said...

Thanks T!

Matt, you should remember. We were still all living together on South Bozeman. I think anyway. Eric and Monika in their room, me in mine, and your bed on the dining room floor. Good times.