Have you ever read an email and totally misinterpret what the writer was saying? I did that and it was a business transaction. Not good! It has been awhile since I have been in business. I owned a cross stitch shop and managed a banking center... at the same time for a year. During that time, no one emailed. Of course it is not because they didn't want too; it was because there was no such thing as email. Isn't that weird! Now it seems as if no one hears the voice of their co-worker or boss. Unless of course, the situation requires face to face, and it is of the utmost importance. But an email can suffice in most cases.
The girl who sent me the email was not quite sure what I was referring to when I sent my response. The girl is not really a girl but a woman. It is just that I am old enough to be her mother. She is very qualified for her position and I do need to stay on her good side because she has a wealth of knowledge about Quickbooks Online and she has offered to help me at anytime. It's not her fault that I am not familiar with the lingo yet.
I felt foolish that I did not take time to read her second email which would have cleared things up a bit. Before I could make clarification, my son, the boss, sent me an email telling me to copy him on any communication to the staff...at least for right now. What an embarrassment to me. I wanted to say, "Hey, you asked me to come to work" I got my cup of coffee and sat on the couch thinking of how old I am to start something new. Poor me! Can I really keep up with a cutting edge business?
Once I thought it through though, I realized how awesome it is to be a part of my son's business and his life...and the lives of the 2 more sons that live and work for him. It's a family affair! I am the oldest and I have made contributions to the betterment of the company. Managing people was my strong point. I want to be a team player...not sure if that term is used anymore. Whatever! I am thankful I have a job with wonderful people.
3 days ago