Negotiating a Bonus

Posted by F&S

As you know, we Frenchies have been working overtime. Not that that’s a bad thing because we rather enjoy all the attention. However, Martha always says that hard work should not go unrewarded, so we decided to pay Maureen, the business manager in Bedford, a little visit.

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Sharkey, you can't be afraid to go up there and talk to Maureen.  We need to tell her how hard we've been working.

1 Sharkey, you can't be afraid to go up there and talk to Maureen. We need to tell her how hard we've been working.

Put on your game face and let's go!

2 Put on your game face and let's go!

Sharkey, now tell her what we've been discussing for compensation.

3 Sharkey, now tell her what we've been discussing for compensation.

Maureen, we have increased our blog page views dramatically.  We've appeared on Martha's TV show more times than we can count.  We're even starring in our very own, soon to be released, Webisodes.

4 Maureen, we have increased our blog page views dramatically. We've appeared on Martha's TV show more times than we can count. We're even starring in our very own, soon to be released, Webisodes.

We want a SERIOUS retention bonus!

5 We want a SERIOUS retention bonus!

I don't know if that worked Sharkey.  She seems to have walked away.  Is she ignoring us?

6 I don't know if that worked Sharkey. She seems to have walked away. Is she ignoring us?

Well look at that!  Maureen is writing out a check!

7 Well look at that! Maureen is writing out a check!

I can't wait to see the figure.

8 I can't wait to see the figure.

Keep sliding it this way, sister!

9 Keep sliding it this way, sister!

OMG!  We can certainly have a lot of fun with this, Franny!

10 OMG! We can certainly have a lot of fun with this, Franny!

Sharkey, we have to divide this evenly, in half!

11 Sharkey, we have to divide this evenly, in half!

Hello, Martha? it's Sharkey!  Franny and I just want to tell you that Maureen just gave us a very satisfactory bonus!

12 Hello, Martha? it's Sharkey! Franny and I just want to tell you that Maureen just gave us a very satisfactory bonus!

Sharkey, one check could pose problems.  I don't really want to share bank accounts with you.

13 Sharkey, one check could pose problems. I don't really want to share bank accounts with you.

I have big plans for my half of the money, Sharkey.  It involves an investment in night vision goggles for hunting critters and to steer me away from those stinking skunks.

14 I have big plans for my half of the money, Sharkey. It involves an investment in night vision goggles for hunting critters and to steer me away from those stinking skunks.

And NOTHING is going to get in the way of me and my night vision goggles.  There is only one thing to do in this case.

15 And NOTHING is going to get in the way of me and my night vision goggles. There is only one thing to do in this case.

I must have my cut of the money!

16 I must have my cut of the money!

I will try to cut it as evenly as possible.

17 I will try to cut it as evenly as possible.

Hey, wait a second.  There is no 'Pay to the order of.'

18 Hey, wait a second. There is no 'Pay to the order of.'

Perhaps I got the better half!  Ha-ha!

19 Perhaps I got the better half! Ha-ha!

Uhhh - Franny - I think you might have made a big mistake. Maureen looks a little exasperated!  What do we do now?  So much for your night vision goggles!

20 Uhhh - Franny - I think you might have made a big mistake. Maureen looks a little exasperated! What do we do now? So much for your night vision goggles!

Comments (20)

  • F & S
    Ok that's it you need a manager and I'm just the Frenchie for the job. Franny why would you cut a check in half??? The both of you are giving us Frenchies a bad name you can't cut a check just like there's no crying in baseball for God's sake.

    Go back to Maureen, ask her to write another check and send it to me. I'll deposit it into the
    F.S.Z. LLC account and give you both of monthly allowance. Of course I'll have to get a percentage for being your manager and I'll start to negotiate future appearances on your behalf.

    Franny I like the idea of the night vision goggles I'd like to invest and I also like the idea of snow goggles, those darn snowflakes this winter did a job on my eyes. Speaking of snowflakes it was 5 months yesterday that I was stuck in 2 feet of snow. Yesterday I was stuck indoors because it was 102 degrees outside - strange weather we are having.

    Back to business, when can we meet to sign your contract. Tell Martha and Maureen that you have a new manager - trust me I'll take good care of you pups. I still can't believe you cut the check ;0

    Zoe

  • Very clever blog today. Keep them coming. Girls, I am sure if you talk to Martha, she will get you those night goggles or at least a flashlight so you can see the night critters.

  • Good morning Francesca and Sharkey: I cannot believe that you cut the check in half. Now it's not good any more. The two of you had such dreams. Maybe she can write you another one. Maybe not. WAAAAAAH! My momma said that maybe a trust could be created for the two of you and each of you could have a monthly allowance. Hmmmmm.....

    Hope everyone had a great 4th of July. All of us stayed home except for a trip to Wal-Mart on Saturday. We watched the new movie Alice in Wonderland with Johnny Depp. That was really good. I enjoyed that one.

    Well it is very, very hot and humid here on the Crystal Coast of NC. I'm staying inside for the most part except for when daddy takes me for a short walk.

    Basil - How are you and Tasha doing today? We all love you two.

    Time for my breakfast. Take care. See ya later. Love, Gracyn.

  • This is Basil's Mom, Lynn, writing on behalf of Basil today, as he is in the hospital. I am sure he will catch up on this financial mess when he returns, and I know he will like the night goggle idea. His throwing up would not stop yesterday and the doctor had to give him shots to stop the vomiting as blood had begun to occur. He is on an i.v. to keep him hydrated and resting well, due to come home today. He hasn't eaten anything unusual but we fear he has just been worrying over Tasha and got a little run down. He should be back soon, so all of you keep cool.
    Hugs,
    Lynn (Basil's Mom)

  • Cute post! Francesca and Sharkey are too fun. Their adventures would make for some great children's books.

    And hugs to Lynn and Basil--hope Basil is feeling well soon.

  • Hello ladies, Kirby here.
    You two have been working really hard and deserve a bonus. Now if you can get another check, be sure that it is signed first and then send it to me. I will put it in my account and send you back monthly payments. That way you will be having an income for the rest of my, err, your life. You frenchies may need something to help your night vision but I don’t. I see really good after dark. Daddy says my hearing makes up for what my eyes loose in the darkness. One question about your bonus; were you going to give GK any of it?
    Catch you later, Kirby.

  • Hey girls and all! I'm sure you two will catch onto financial matters soon, just ask Martha for some tips. Sending lots of love and hugs for Basil and Tasha, and hope they are both feeling better soon! Stay cool, everyone.

  • Dear Miss Lynn (Basil's Mom) - Very sorry to hear about poor Basil. Please let him know that my momma and daddy and I will keep our fingers and paws crossed for him and say a prayer too. Love, Gracyn.

  • Dear Lynn,
    Sharkey and I are very sorry to hear about Basil. We hope he gets better soon and can come home to you. Please send him our love and hopes for a speedy recovery.
    Best,
    Francesca

  • Hysterical! Maybe Martha will do some product development in the doggie night vision goggle area! Just whisper it in her ear every night and she'll wake up one day thinking it was her idea. That works around here with dog biscuit flavors. Good luck! xo

  • this completely made my day today. How brilliant of a posting. Francesca and Sharkey couldn't be cuter; they would need to get arrested...lol God bless.

  • So cute!

  • how adorable. This made me laugh today, I needed a smile = )

  • Seemed like a good idea, huh!

    I love you both!

    Tell Maureen that she should increase to $1,000.00 each! :)

  • Oh now I have heard of everything, "night vision goggles for hunting critters????" ha ha guess no one told you they can see in the dark.. silly you!

    No wonder Maureen/Maurean is a little exasperated, spelling her name different ways....so how did she sign the check? I had to laugh, seems while mommie Martha is gone, the doggies will play...

    Hugs and Kisses for Tasha and Basil...from Kitty and mommie delia

  • Mama Lynn
    I'm so sorry to hear about Basil. Give him a big kiss from me and one for Tasha too.

    I'll say a prayer for both of them.

    Zoe

  • Hi Girl Friends, OMG! It sure didn't take the two of you very long to convince Maureen that you deserved a bonus! Wow! What a nice bonus she gave you! Too bad you girls didn't agree to share the bonus and cut it in half. Now it is worthless! You will have to convince Maureen to write separate checks next time. Sharkey, I would love to have night googles, too! Love, Dudley Do Right XOXOXO+ PS Lynn, Sure hope Basil and Tasha are both doing better. They are both in my prayers. Jan

  • Now Francesca, I seem to remember the last time you two asked for a bonus, you put Sharkey up to doing all the talking and now you've done it again! :lol: Cutting the check up - not such a good thing. Those night vision goggles will have to wait. BTW, were the two of you going to send anything GK's way or is he still on probabtion? "wink:

    Hi Basil's Mom Lyn, I'm saying prayers and sending good thoughts your way that Basil will be home soon all better and that Tasha will be as well as she can be.

    Kirby Bear I forgot to mention yesterday that I will keep my eye out for your Facebook page so I can friend you. I bet it will be fun and cute.

  • Ha! Very clever, you two!

  • Franny & Sharkey
    I think you need to ask Maureen for an elevator approval from boss Mama Martha! What a lot of stairs for you little Frenchies to have to climb to ask for that raise. I think they put Maureen up there so that it would put you off of asking for any raises ha!
    I hope you got your raises.
    Mrs. Bosley Chow Chow

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