As I was sitting at the conference and hearing all of the locations that have 100%'ers, I got really jealous. Like, sick feeling in the pit of my stomach jealous. Like, I wanted to pee in someones Cheerios jealous. (That may have actually been socially acceptable with this crowd, btw.)
(another office - me - another office)
I have a plan. I have a restaurant owner in mind who I think would actually see the benefit of this large donation. I think he may actually say yes. Of course, this will ruffle some feathers for other restaurant owners, but I could give a shit...they can certainly step up to the plate if they'd like to complain. I want a 100%'er so badly!
And, why really?
Because I am competitive. What I learned this week is that my office is doing (most) everything right. We have great marketing materials. We have an awesome group of Ambassadors (with a few changes), and we have great, high profile restaurants, plus a willing community of diners. Knowing that there are offices across the country who shit the bed in some of these areas, yet they have 1, 2 or even 5 of their restaurants who donate 100% makes me absolutely mental.
I mean come on! You can't form a single sentence that makes sense, and there is a restaurant owner who has the confidence to give you all of their sales on a particular day?!
My competitive nature is certainly a huge personality conflict if I'm not able to keep it in check. Some employers like it. Some don't. I *think* my current employer would appreciate the accomplishment of securing a 100%'er - along with some of the headache that will come from it (which honestly, will fall on my shoulders anyway).
I'm doing it...mark my words. If I don't, I'll eat my shirt.