Just Ask

October 3, 2005



Ask Me!Kay learned that the kids have a couple days off from school, so she threw together a trip to SoCal to visit her parents, go to Disneyland, and see King Tut. The question is: could I go? Having just started a new job, I have not accumulated much vacation time, and I am already in the hole because I went to Soliton.

Asking for more time off seemed out of the question. Everyone else is busting their butts. I’m the newbie, and I want to show that I can pull my weight. …But not asking would mean basing my decisions on my boss’s response in my imagination, not reality.

So I screwed up my courage. It was tough. I asked. And my boss said sure, go have fun.

It doesn’t hurt to ask. The only thing that hurt was my pride.



Jon Reid

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As an American missionary kid who grew up in Japan, I'm a child of two cultures, while not fully belonging to either. This gives me a sightly different view of the world.

5 responses to Just Ask

  1. i woulda been more worried about co-workers reactions

  2. Yeah, thats not being a team player!!!
    J/K.

  3. Kudos to courage!! 🙂

  4. Good for you, man. Nothing ventured…and all that.

  5. Jesus said “you have not because you ask not.” I’m glad you asked, and received. Cool.