I had a win at work today. I did something I would have never done before. It actually took me two months to build up the courage. Last week I asked my boss if I could help in this other area of the store when she needs it. She told me she would have to talk to another manager and would let me know. I saw them yesterday and was curious what was said, but I didn’t have the nerve to “be pushy”. A couple of my friends said I should follow up today and finally, near the end of the day, in front of the comanager, I asked. My manager had completely forgotten about our conversation. The comanager said “Just double code her and she can be scheduled every week”. Within ten minutes my manager made it official!

The thing is, there was no job before I asked for it. The department had one full time employee who took care of everything. Occasionally, she would get some help but not regularly. I’ve been reading success at work books and they say you need to anticipate your bosses’ needs. I hoped for a shift or two extra, buy a new stamp set money. If this works out, I will be able to pay down much more debt and I will have more job security. So I say, go for your goals. Sometimes, things work out better than you could have hoped for.

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