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Ask and ye shall get

July 31st, 2017 at 08:07 pm

Or in my case, do nothing...? Today, I managed to land a side gig in the oddest situation, have my boss offered it to me.

Turned out owner's daughter is starting a business and since daddy already has a fully staffed business with all the necessary departments, she thought to make use of it. There are just a few problems. First, we follow a different set of rules where all expenses are heavily scrutinized regardless of how immaterial they are. So no help there.

Second, after consulting with our VP and a couple of managers she threw up her hands and do not want to talk to them any longer because the subject just went right over her head.

The owner ended up recommending me to set up her books for her, on the side, with pay, and left it up to the VP to persuade me to do it by pushing the idea of how it would be a great jump start to having my own business someday.

So yeah, a very, very odd day.

3 Responses to “Ask and ye shall get”

  1. rob62521 Says:

    Sounds like the boss thinks well of you.

  2. Out of the Dark Says:

    I would agree, you "seem" to be thought of very highly. That said, be aware of the "healthy manipulation" business owners often use to inspire and motivate others to get the desire affect they are looking for while making it appear as it is all in the "greater good of the employee". Growth, development and experience for "when you go out on your own" are some of the lines often heard. Congratulations of course for your hard work and skill set, just be aware of the motes operandi.

  3. Firstofmanysteps Says:


    I'm treating this as a learning rather than a money making opportunity. The money is just a bonus.

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