When I started working with this supplier, I knew it would not be the easiest ladder to climb. I took an entry level position, literally starting at the very bottom, with the stated intent of working my way to upper management. I really said that in my interview, and the guy easily liked my loyalty to the supplier and my intensity. I punched a clock for a full year, working 50 hour weeks and then taking online classes to receive my degree. When I had that degree, I was definitely able to apply for, and receive, a promotion to a floor supervisor. A floor supervisor had a relatively small little air conditioned cubicle over the task floor, and it was stuffy however better than the heat of the factory. About six months later I got promoted again, and this time I got a nice private office upstairs that had both a private bathroom and a nice climate control system… The temperature control component really had controls built into the desk, so I didn’t even have to get up to adjust the temperature settings. This was still not good enough for me, because I heard about an executive vice president who had a seriously huge air vent right under his desk. Imagine the cooling power of an A/C component blasting up your pants? Of course success is not measured in the size of your a/c equipment. In this supplier though there was a particular status attached to it. The higher you were able to climb, the greater the office, the stronger the cooling equipment, the more successful you were going to be.
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