The Struggle Is Real: Day 8

Servants, be subject to your masters with all fear; not only to the good and gentle, but also to the froward.

For this is thankworthy, if a man for conscience toward God endure grief, suffering wrongfully.

For what glory is it, if, when ye be buffeted for your faults, ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable with God.
1 Peter 2:18‭-‬20 KJV

Man, there was once this District Manager for Movie Gallery that was recently hired and well let’s just say we didn’t get along.. at all.

He was one of those DMs that would just do the necessary travel and stay time in a store and go home. He would very rarely really visit and you could forget him raising a hand to help or check out customers.

Could not stand him, but I showed him respect because of the title. He respected me for my title and the fact that my store was the highest grossing store in the state. He just didn’t like the way I did things. I would follow company policies on serious issues but not on how I merchandised my product. Oh, the flack I would get.

He just had to find something wrong…hehehe. So, sometimes I would file my paperwork wrong just for him 😂

I followed his rules as best I could, as long as they did not go against corporate policy. I just would never change my way of merchandising my product. My Regional Manger knew and didn’t mind as long as I was making money 🙂

I took his “abuse” for a while, then he was let go. The next DM was almost as bad…ughh.

But I did the same as always. I just went with it without complaining. I may not have liked several of my bosses, but I LOVED my career 🙂

Unfortunately after 10 years with the company they filed for bankruptcy after buying out Hollywood Video….who lied about a certain business transaction that cost millions 😦

The company never recovered.

It is possible to be nice to the good bosses and the mean bosses! For me it boiled down to loving my job and my customers so I dealt with the negative. As long as my customers were happy corporate was happy.

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