Reaching a management position totally has its perks. After being paid by the hour for all this time, a salary was certainly a welcome change. I was eventually able to renovate our beach residence plus purchase a much nicer car! They say in business, it’s who you know that gets you ahead, but that’s not how it went with me! The previous director at this task just plain did not like me… He was a testy individual at best plus a downright hostile one at worst. When they finally fired him for his awful people skills, they simply replaced him with the hardest-working person in the work environment. The powers to be determined that was me. I already got along with all of my coworkers, plus the promotion was supported by pretty much everyone. I try not to overstep or take advantage of this new position, however there is one thing I am vain about. I have come to prefer having total control over the thermostat. The thermostat is quite prominently displayed behind a plastic, locked box in the director’s office. The last director kept things at nippy temperatures, which inadvertently matched his spirit. I like to assume that I keep the offices at a much more efficient setting, plus I have not heard any complaints so far… You would truly be surprised at how much easier it is to get the task done when you are not shivering to death! Many people who used to bring sweaters into the office building, even in the middle of summer season, do not even bother with that anymore. I sure do care about being able set a comfortable temperature on the thermostat in our place of employment!