Tales of the SID – Entry 2

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Sat. May 27th

Wow! What a month I’ve been having. For starters, upper management gave my department quite the shake up. In quite the Amazon fashion, they unveiled their plans for my department, last min as fuck! Basically, they informed us that our department would not only be in charge of truck traffic into and out of the building; but we will also be handling the actual movement of trailers at our respective facilities. This means we’ve been upgraded to de facto truck drivers or yard jockeys, if you will. The good thing is it came with a dollar bump and a requirement to drive. Depending on the building, some specialist will need to get a Commercial Driver’s License plus a $2 raise.

Needless to say, people were PISSED!

Now we were given the option to transfer to other positions. However, they were really vague about the transfer process as far as location and position goes. AND the only gave us 10 days to decide what we wanted to do. So I guess I’ll be adding truck driver to my many hats! Shit, I’m gonna get my CDL too and get the full $3 pay increase. The way I see it, I get 3-4 years worth of shitty raises all at once. Plus I’m not a lifer, I have 1 -2 years left here tops. Well, depending on how the shop does in its first year.

Speaking of the the shop, things are moving right along. I spent about a week researching the market in 5 cities nearby. Finally, we’ve settled on two potential cities with massive populations and decent saturation as far as competition goes. Still, opening a business is stressful!

It’s no wonder that most people aren’t cut out to be entrepreneurs.

By the time the opening process is through, I’m sure I’ll have at least one nightmare regarding the shop. One thing is for certain, I’m excited! And I’m trying my best to plan for as many factors as possible. But as Mike Tyson once said, “Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the face”.

We still don’t have an official date nailed down, as of now, June is still the plan. If only we can find a location that meets our needs by then. By the way, with all this focus on the new shop, FBA has taken a back seat this month. I haven’t run the numbers but I think we’ve done about $500 in total sales. That’s not terrible, considering we haven’t sourced in 4-6 weeks. That is going to change soon though. We just sent in a $700 shipment and plan to ramp up sourcing again next month. Plus we’re launching a private label of products in the coming weeks so look out for that.

My one year anniversary for the blog is rapidly approaching.

I published my first article on May 18, 2016, and officially launched my website on June 1st of the same year. It’s crazy to think about it. It honestly feels like a few months have passed. I’m looking forward to another year of blogging/podcasting and building this online business of mine.

As for my personal life, not much has changed. Well, one changed… A lady I was casually seeing (ie: friends with benefits) decided she has real feelings for me, and that we shouldn’t see each other (like that) anymore, which is understandable. Better to stop hooking up now than to risk hurting one another and ruining the friendship. So yeah… I’m glad she spoke up. Many people in similar situations don’t say anything until it’s far too late… Oh there was another change, in the spirit of accountability, I’m going to add a new goal to Monthly Income Reports.

This goal will revolve around dating and meeting women. I’ve been single for almost 4 years now, and I’ll be 30 in less than 30 days. At some point, I should make a conscious effort to meet my forever human. If anyone out there knows a lady looking to adopt an introvert, holla at me, haha! In all seriousness though, public accountability always seems to help push you to do things you should be doing anyway. Don’t worry, if it goes in my MIR, I’ll break it down in my goals like anything else.

Anyway, I think that about sums up this month.

Wait! No it doesn’t. Next month, my daughter is coming to spend most of the summer with me. I’m nervous AND excited about it. On one hand, I’m excited because that kiddo is probably the most amazing person in my life right now. But I’m nervous because I know the heartache that’s coming when it’s time for her to go back to her mom. Plus lately, she hasn’t seemed very interested in dealing with me when we talk on the phone. Some calls literally last for 5 minutes or less before she’s ready to get off the phone or “call me back”. I hope it’s just boredom and that my sidekick is as excited to be here as I will be to have her. Stay tuned for all that and be warned…

The father/daughter flood is coming to social media, Haha!

Anyway I really am done this time, now it’s time to go watch some One Piece.

See ya!

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