You walk into your boss’ office. “Take a seat,” he says, extending his hand to the chair across from his mahogany desk.
You sit down nervously, extremely conscious of the fact that your chair is much, much lower than his.
As you stare up, butterflies flutter around in your tummy with first day nerves, and you await what he’s going to say.
After all this is your dream job, and you can’t believe you’re finally here.
“We’re giving you a promotion!”
Wait, what? But I only just got here? There’re people that have already been working here for years that haven’t got a promotion. Why me?
“That’s just the way it goes kid. Congratulations!”
This is the only scenario I can concoct in my head for how 23-year-old rookie Minnesota Twins baseball player Eddie Rosario is feeling right now, after dinging a home run off his very first major league pitch.
The young man’s entire family were understandably in the stands to watch their boy’s first day at work (similar thing happened on my first day in the office, but that’s a whole other story), and just the fact that he made it to the big show probably would have been more than enough to make them happy, not to mention make an entire lifetime of hard work worth it.
But sometimes you get to have your cake and eat it too.