July 7th, 2010
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.
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.
2 Put on your game face and let's go!
3 Sharkey, now tell her what we've been discussing for compensation.
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.
5 We want a SERIOUS retention bonus!
6 I don't know if that worked Sharkey. She seems to have walked away. Is she ignoring us?
7 Well look at that! Maureen is writing out a check!
8 I can't wait to see the figure.
9 Keep sliding it this way, sister!
10 OMG! We can certainly have a lot of fun with this, Franny!
11 Sharkey, we have to divide this evenly, in half!
12 Hello, Martha? it's Sharkey! Franny and I just want to tell you that Maureen just gave us a very satisfactory bonus!
13 Sharkey, one check could pose problems. I don't really want to share bank accounts with you.
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.
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.
16 I must have my cut of the money!
17 I will try to cut it as evenly as possible.
18 Hey, wait a second. There is no 'Pay to the order of.'
19 Perhaps I got the better half! Ha-ha!
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!
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