Yes, I will still have to travel, at least a little bit.
No, it will never be 60-08% again.
The only thing I'm worried about is the actual transition. I mean, it looks great on paper, but I just hope we make it work and work quickly. Management couldn't post the training manager position until I signed the offer for the service/parts position. This is the first time we're combining service and parts work, so that'll be a bit of a bumpy road at first. Since we don't have an actual training manager starting Monday, I'll still have to do a good bit of that until we get someone and get them up to speed I'm guessing. So, this won't be an instant transition. It's not like I'm leaving company A and taking a brand new job with Company B. I'm not even moving desks. I'll still be carrying around a bit of baggage from the "old" job. I just hope I'll be able to put it into someone else's capable hands soon.
We shall see.
My good attitude still prevails. Of course, this job "change" doesn't hurt... and neither does the butt kicking we've been doing in general in service. We finally reached a goal that was thrown out to us a year ago about backlog. We're all feeling pretty darn good about it, I just hope we don't get over confident and let it slide. Of course, the incentive of a dinner or some other celebration provided by management doesn't hurt.
Well, back to the grind. Just thought I'd give you a quick little update with some new information. So, yes, I'm beginning to really see the sun through the clouds.
Peace to all and may things move in the right direction for you!