So I’m waiting to start working, another day at the store.
The last few days I’ve worked have been REALLY slow. I started out the month @ the top of the list in our stack rankings, but I’ve since slid down a bit to fourth. I’ve had a really slow couple of days. The good news is that the first six months have a ‘grace period’ in which I cannot be disciplined for performance. The bad news is the fact that I don’t WANT to have to use that grace period, I want to pull my own weight and do my job well. Many of the others are also not hitting goal, but that’s not an excuse.
I see customers come in and either I’m not the first one to greet them or I’m with someone else, and all of these activations are going to others. It’s very much a ‘luck of the draw’ kind of situation and my luck hasn’t been great.
Eh…it’s the first month. I’m used to being highly successful and I’m irritated that I didn’t hit the ground running. All in good time, I suppose.
(This bit of pessimism brought to you by the fact that the last song on my iPod was from Radiohead…~)
Rhys Martin was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1981. In 2009, he sold everything he owned and left the country, living out of a backpack for ten months. He discovered a passion for photography while traveling throughout Southeast Asia and Europe.
After returning home, he looked at his home town and Oklahoma heritage with fresh eyes. When he began to explore his home state, Rhys turned his attention to historic Route 66. As he became familiar with the iconic highway, he began to truly appreciate Oklahoma’s place along the Mother Road. He has traveled all 2,400 miles of Route 66, from Chicago to Los Angeles. He has also driven many miles on rural Oklahoma highways to explore the fading Main Streets of our small towns. Rhys has a desire to find and share the unique qualities of the Sooner State with the rest of the world.
Cloudless Lens Photography has been featured in several publications including This Land, Route 66 Magazine, Nimrod Journal, Inbound Asia Magazine, The Oklahoman, and the Tulsa World. In 2018 he published his first book, Lost Restaurants of Tulsa.
Rhys loves to connect with people and share his experiences; ask him about enjoyable day trips from Tulsa, locations along Route 66, and good diners or burger joints along the way.
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