Kristin D Miller The life and times…

April 3, 2015

A Day to Remember

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So the weather is finally turning nice again here in the midwest and I couldn’t be any happier.  I also found a new job after that nightmare of a day in the “sales” world.  I got hired at a local advertising firm doing some work in their marketing department.  My first day was great.  I am going to be working with a bunch of great people, mostly young.  The office building is super cool too.  Its like something you would see in a movie.  Free soda and snacks too…can’t beat that.

My new manager’s name is Beth and she is a hipster.  She wears dark rimmed glasses and has a really funky haircut.  We had a long talk this morning and she told me what some of her favorite bands are and we just so happen to like a lot of the same music.  We are both actually going to the Wilco concert at the Pageant this summer.  I cannot wait for that show.  I have been a fan of that band for a long time and their latest album is the bomb.

Anyway, so my first day at my new job flew by.  There was a group of people headed for drinks and one of them asked me if I’d like to tag along.  I said, “Absolutely!” and met the group at a bar called Jimmy’s.  It was a cute little place with a relaxing patio out back.  We grabbed a large table and sat down.  The waitress came over and took our drink order.  I was in a festive mood so I ordered a large margarita.  I guzzled it down and was starting to have a really good time with my new co-workers.

A girl by the name of Betsy whom I was sitting next to asked me if I was single.  I told her that I was and wondered why she was asking.  She told me she had a single guy friend that would be great for me.  She showed me a picture and I was definitely interested.  She gave me his number and we started texting him immediately…the booze was helping my confidence.  So long story short, I set up a date with this guy and we are going out next Friday.  I’m so excited.

Needless to say, I was having a great day.  Jimmy’s was close enough to my house so I was able to walk home.  No need to ruin this day with a DUI.  So things are looking up.  I was pretty down in the dumps a couple of weeks ago after getting fired after my first day of sales.  Hopefully today was a sign of good things to come.

March 26, 2015

The Last Day of Work

Filed under: Uncategorized — Pedro @ 11:53 pm


So I’ve been going strong at this new gig for quite some time.  I never imagined me, Kristin Miller, to be much of a salesman, but I’d thought I’d give it a go.  Dental Supplies.  Yup, gonna sell some toothpaste.  They gave me a fancy office and a shiney new cell phone…an Iphone to be exact.  My office building was downtown, but I they told me I wouldn’t be spending much time there.  Sounded great to me.  I was never much of a fan of the office setting.  Quite a depressing scene if you ask me.  Anyway, I was really looking forward to my first day.

I got there right on time at 8am and met a few of my new co-workers over coffee in the break room.  They seemed like a fun, young group of folks.  One of the guys was actually pretty good looking.  His name was Pete…I’ll have to remember that.  I then met with the HR department and they went through the usual benefits schpeil.  I was escorted up to my office where I met with my boss.  She was a very large lady by the name of Dana and she seemed like a bit of a biatch.  Regardless she gave me my first assignment.  A sales trip to the upper end of town at Dr. Steen’s office.  Okay…here we go.

Dr. Steen’s office was in a pretty rough neighborhood.  I wasn’t scared though.  I’ve lived in the big bad city for several years now and consider myself to be pretty street smart.  So I hoped in my Volkswagon Jetta with the tinted windows and headed that direction.  I arrived 10 minutes before our scheduled meeting and the secretary took me to the break room where I took a seat.  I waited there for about 20 minutes and Dr. Steen finally made his way to meet me.

I was not expecting what I saw.  Dr. Steen was 90 years old.  Great, I’m going to have absolutely nothing in common with this old guy.  How am I supposed to sell him dental supplies?  The meeting went horribly.  The first thing he asked me was where the regular sales girl was.  How the hell am I supposed to know.  From that point on I was lost.  He was almost acting annoyed that I was even there.  He said he was not even interested in buying anything.  Ok.  So I got up and left.  He didn’t even shake my hand.

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I returned to the office and told my boss what happened.  She was stunned.  Dr. Steen was apparently one of their biggest local clients and I lost the account for my new company.  My boss threw a tantrum and asked me what my problem was.  Needless to say, I was humiliated.  I left the building crying.  I’m guessing that I might not be cut out for this sales thing.  Oh well.  On to the next adventure.

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