I’ve often shared with you in past blog posts of how much I genuinely love my job. Even with the bitching and moaning I sometimes do about working with the public, and dealing with the tremendous amount of competitiveness in this industry, I have such a passion for offering the public what it is that I sell.
Allow me say first and foremost, that in order for me to sell something I have to have pride in it. Believe in it. Because if I don’t, I truthfully can’t sell it. If I don’t ‘feel’ it, I can’t make someone else feel it.
The company I work for does everything first class, or they don’t do it all.
They are a company who creates their product without worrying whether the public is going to embrace it. They don’t go after the public, they have a way of making the public come after them. And they do this because they create what THEY love, and just assume the public will.
And it does.
The product I represent has a strong following. It may not be as large as some of the other companies in this industry, but it has a loyal following. People who will only use this product.
People who will wait patiently, until this company creates something new.
One of the things I most admire about my company, is that they don’t create new products in a massive hurry. They may only create something new, once or twice a year. They don’t flood the market with too much, so their product remain rare and precious.
They allow the public to want them.
They are also a company who donates a percentage of their sales to various charities throughout the year.
They graciously distribute their success and wealth.
The economy as we all know right now, is not very grand. So selling times are tough, like with most businesses. Therefore, as I’ve shared with you before, my company had to cut back on my hours last Spring. But I can’t say that I was angry or upset with them for doing so, because I knew it would eventually happen. However, the manner in which they did it was very professional and with TLC. I can honestly say, they genuinely care about their employees.
My boss, the person I take my direction from, is someone I also admire and respect. She’s a hard worker. And she’s smart, because she trusts me enough to sell in the manner in which I do (softy), and has faith that I will produce what needs to be produced each year. She never hounds or rides me in any way, she just let’s me be.
Is my job always perfect? No, of course not. Who’s job is?
Yes, I love my company, but I don't always love the industry.
However, right now I’m grateful to have a job, and with a company who strives to give it their best.
Not a whole hell of a lot of people can say they love and have great pride in the company they work for for the past 5 ½ years.
But, I can.
And I’m so happy about that, because it makes me feel more passionate about going to work.
Thank you, company!
Note: If you have some time during this week, please view the short clip of Mr. Louis Armstrong, singing 'What a Wonderful World' on my sidebar - it will make you feel FAAAAAABULOUS!