Scavenger Life Episode 499: Diamond Arms

Gadgets in Retailer    1515

Gadgets Bought           21

Complete Gross sales          $823.00

COGS    $75.00

Complete Revenue         $748.00

Common revenue   $35.62

Common gross sales value          $39.19

New Listings       21

Gadgets scavenged              20

Sourcing Allotment         2

Itemizing suffered this week. Simply alot occurring.

I had different issues I needed to speak about, however as an alternative I wish to communicate a second on motivation, exceeding expectations, and the rewards related to these constructive behaviors.

So with this ebay enterprise, I get fast suggestions by way of extra gross sales and better sale costs if I put the work in. If I work out a intelligent hack in transport, that instantly pays dividends with price financial savings. I work for myself, I get rewarded for making enhancements.

So at my day job I’ve been working arduous to study some new expertise, and I’ve actually went above and past the decision – HIGHLY self motivated to make enhancements. I used to be anticipated to get a promotion as I utilized for a brand new place that was opened up principally only for me at work. I used to be advised the job was principally mine. Immediately I oversaw the primary check of a big course of enchancment that I designed associated to this new job. It went completely completely. It’ll save us a TON of cash, and that is the primary of many course of enhancements I’ve deliberate. No-one requested me to do ANY of this – I simply did it alone.

So on Friday my fast boss type of skirted the problem on my promotion after I requested for an replace, and babbled about “head depend” and different company BS. The alarms have been sounding off in my head. So at present after the profitable check the location supervisor congratulated me, and mentioned “yeah so I assume we’ll go forward and reprioritize your workload to principally foundry and I can name off the seek for the foundry engineer job”.  I mentioned “wait a second, what concerning the foundry engineer job? I’m not even going to alter job title?” He babbled about head depend for a bit after which mentioned “Yeah I don’t assume that’s actually essential to alter the job title, however I assume we may.”

I’m simply sitting right here dumbfounded this afternoon.  This was presupposed to be a promotion with a elevate, and it became simply doing extra work on high of what I already do. My motivation to maintain on enhancing issues: GONE.  Me lastly being glad to work right here and truly trying ahead to my workday – pondering I’m making a distinction – dropping by the second.

I knew administration right here was unhealthy, however this has simply dumbfounded me…

…I suppose if I have a look at the intense facet, in the event that they’re freaking out about headcount and order consumption a minimum of I’ve elevated my worth so I don’t get reduce if layoffs occurred. The Keystone pipeline factor can have a direct affect on our order consumption and can destabilize a number of buyer bases for the pump manufacturing business, so layoffs are more likely to occur in some unspecified time in the future this 12 months. Have I actually  elevated my worth although? To be sincere I don’t actually know.

Sorry for being a downer guys however this has simply wrecked my day. It’s simply such a special expertise between being self-employed and dealing for a big company. Working more durable right here simply means “hey, lets see how far more we will get this man to do”. Perhaps it’s time for me to return to contemplating going full time with ebay…

To finish on a constructive be aware, I picked up a uncommon Bose radio that can promote for round $500 this weekend. I’ve acquired it examined/cleaned, and I’ll get that listed this night.