Thursday, February 28, 2019

girl in a pink tutu goes into a bar..........

This is my very best analogy of how I feel in the present moment with my job.  
Girl in a pink tutu goes into a bar and tries to fit in.  That's me.
 
Working in the construction world, for me in the specialization of cabinetry, I am around a lot of testosterone. Most of the men I work with are great, but sometimes I feel like a round peg trying to fit in a square hole while wearing a tutu.

Yesterday I had used my little bit of authority in cabinet knowledge to negate a problem only to have bruised the ego of said "guy in the bar" and get told otherwise. I did not do this on purpose nor was I rude so when thinking about this, I have found that there are those who do not like to be given advice. They want to be the only ones to give it.  Likewise my solution was not satisfactory and I became the one to attack.....although I believe there could have been a more gentler way of dealing with it.
 
 Now I know all you "guys" who read this with your testosterone and egos don't behave this way, but the few that do and are living in this world seem to find me.  

Maybe its the way I dress?  IDK

Just so you know I hate confrontation.  I hate confrontation so much that if someone does something wrong to me its more than likely that I will not say anything to defend myself.  Now on the other hand, if someone does something wrong to one of my boys I will definitely say something and protect them, but for myself I just hesitate to do so.  Why I don't know, and maybe I need 10 hours of therapy to figure that out.....whatever. 
 
I think if I can figure out how to not have to deal with crazy people everything would be just fine.
 
So there I was yesterday feeling like I was wearing a pink tutu and walking into a bar trying to fit in with all the bikers.  Maybe I should have ordered a beer, and maybe...........  never mind you can't fix over ego zealous.
 
But in trying to fit in at the bar I have learned two valuable lessons;
1- I will never fit in at the biker bar
and
2- Don't try to solve a problem with the one who only wants to solve it with himself and his ego.

Even in 2019 there is still a lot to accomplish when you are a female working in a dominantly male occupation.  
But I do have a great idea........
 
The egotistical males that I encounter should have to take a ballet lesson in a tutu and try to fit in.  And then maybe they will understand what its like to be the girl in a pink tutu who wants to fit in at the bar.  
 
maybe........
 
your custom cabinet girl

Monday, February 4, 2019

D Day came and went.......and I'm ready for a YES!

Don't get too excited yet.  I know the month of January is over but the decision has not happened yet,  My rep has set up an appointment to see the buyer at QVC hopefully soon.  I'm kind of afraid to ask when it is because if it already happened and its a no, then I will find out today......a Monday. No.Fun. Then if I find out its this Thursday I will try to act like I am not nervous which never works for me.  Mr. Know-it-All can see a nervous April walking up a mile away.  
I am so hoping for a "yes" because I have received a lot of "no's."  Like, 5............. That's good though because my skin is now as thick as an elephant.  I love elephants...... I think I love them so much because they remind me of my grandma who loved elephants so much. 
Maybe I could think about elephants and not the impending doom of a 'NO".
Someone has to think its a good idea!  Handmade Hearts, Mother's Day.....hearts.....love.....its magic!  I need just one person to believe in me, just one.  Just one person at QVC who has my back.  It's possible.  There are 17,000 employees at QVC........17,000!!
That's crazy, I only need one, even if its the guy in the loading dock and he likes my hearts, he probably knows the president and somehow they can get in touch and well....I think miracles can happen.  My rep believes in me and she is smart, so all I need is another smart person who works at QVC to agree with her.  

What do you think?
I'm ready for a "YES!" 
your custom cabinet girl

Friday, January 11, 2019

D Day! Is at the end of the month!

While managing the subdivision we are doing the cabinets for in Hollister, I need to generate more work for us to do.  Its balance of silence and crazy.

The results of the models are getting me excited for the grand opening tomorrow. 

So onto D DAY! What is it? The end of January I should find out, (for the 50th time, hopefully this is the answer I want), if i got my heart boards in or not.
 I have been doing more cabinetry than cutting boards recently and I still keep trying to fit the boards in when I can.  My vision is for the shop to be building boards consistently, ordering cabinets for production jobs, and building custom cabinets!  All at the same time!
It can happen.
I know, I dream big.
Go Big or Go Home. 
your custom cabinet girl