Hey y’all! Sorry for depressing everyone with my last three posts.
Scott and I had a progress meeting on Monday. He had Monica sit in on the meeting which was so annoying and so stupid because technically she and I are on the same level. Plus I couldn’t fully tell Scott how I felt because she was sitting there.
“Reese, I think you’re great,” Scott said. “You know what you’re doing and what the business needs are.”
“But I just want more from you. This is your time to really prove yourself to Mike and everyone else. I don’t want you to coast,” he continued.
I nodded obiedently.
“I totally agree,” Monica said. “The potential is there, but I’m afraid you might be getting overshadowed by your team.”
Honestly, she had a lot of nerve even inputting her opinion. Monica doesn’t know how to do anything except order people around and I’m not just saying that because I’m bitter.
After the meeting, Monica walked me to my office and was like, “That went well, didn’t it?”
Was she kidding?
“I guess it could be worse,” I said. “How did yours go?”
Monica gave me a huge smile. “Really well. I got a raise!”
“Oh?” I said.
“Yeah. Fifteen percent!”
And that’s exactly why you don’t mention salary in an office because there was no way I wasn’t going to mention that. I get that she’s been there longer than me, but fifteen percent is a huge raise, right?
But like Scott said, I did want to prove myself to Mike too and grabbed a 20 oz Redbull and worked like a maniac for about a few hours. I got a lot done and sent out some reports and projections. Scott immediately replied to one of them saying, “You did this wrong.”
So much for proving myself. It irritated me though so I marched down to Scott’s office. He was on a conference call and I sat there and waited until it ended.
When he hung up, Scott said, “Hey! What can I help you with?”
“Yeah, you said I did this wrong so I need to know the correct way to do it,” I said. Obviously I’d printed out the email and brought it with me.
“Of course. Grab a pen.”
And then Scott showed me what I did wrong which was literally that I forgot to indent. It was so silly. He could tell that I thought it dumb because he said, “Small details count!” in a sing songy voice.
I rolled my eyes.
“So, I’m glad we were able to touch base about your performance today. Is there anything you need from me?” he went on.
I practically cracked my knuckles as I prepared to lay into him.
“I need you to show me things before I execute them incorrectly and get called out for it. It isn’t fun to get told, ‘you’re going that wrong,’ daily especially when you haven’t been taught the correct way to do it,” I said.
Scott nodded. “Oh wow, okay.”
“And if you want me to run this department, let me run it. I don’t work well with you micromanaging me and critiquing everything I do. If you show me something once, I’ll have it and you won’t have to check on me every second. And I can talk to Mike on my own. I don’t need you to monitor me or write a script.”
“I just like to have my hand in everything, Reese. I don’t mean to smother you.”
“Well, you are.”
“Okay, well. I know you can handle it on your own. I’ll let you reach out to me if you need anything.”
So I’ve committed to giving it my all. I’ve been trying, but I can try harder. And I kind of have to after what I said to Scott.
I left before mentioning Monica’s raise, but later on, Scott sent me a picture of a form he was submitting for my raise. Not fifteen percent, but better than nothing.
I was so caught up in everything that I forgot to mention that I talked to Carly last week. When her name popped up on my screen I figured she was calling to yell at me about Brady.
“Come visit,” she said when I answered.
“Why?” I said back.
“I have no one to hang out with,” she sighed. “And Chris is actually kind of boring.”
“Well, you’re supposed to spend the rest of your life with him,” I pointed out.
“I know and I am,” she snapped. “But I need to spend time with other people too.”
“Don’t you have coworkers you could hang out with?”
“They don’t drink.”
I had to laugh. I guess that is kind of a deal breaker.
“How are you not tied up with wedding planning?” I asked.
“My mom is handling all of it.” She gasped. “But get this. My mom has been pressuring Kyle to settle down for a while and I think he’s feeling the heat because he’s talking about proposing to his girlfriend.”
For a second, I didn’t even think Kyle had a girlfriend. Then I remembered Preston telling me about him dating Julia’s little sister.
“Oh. Isn’t she like young?” I said.
“She’s a total airhead. I hate her. She graduated last year and thinks it’s okay to still be unemployed. She’s about to pick up a job as a hostess, but she just parties nonstop. My dad took Kyle to our jeweler last week though.”
Unemployed and about to get engaged? Sign me up. I knew I shouldn’t have stopped talking to Kyle when I did. I’m kidding.
Oh, apartment update! The offer my dad and I put in wasn’t immediately accepted because they had multiple offers. So they wanted our best and final offer plus a little bit more information. We gave it to them and now we are still waiting to hear back. I don’t think I’ll get it because there are multiple offers and the place was already over my price range anyway. So I’ve been looking at other places even though I don’t think I’ll move anymore. I know, I’m so back and forth.
I talked to Brady too. I’ll tell y’all all about it obviously, but we aren’t breaking up. Neither of us want to because in general, we both make each other happy. But Brady is hurting and I’ve definitely hurt him. I don’t want to contribute to that! And Tucker doesn’t deserve divorced parents.
I hope everyone everyone is having a good week so far. Talk to you later!