Thursday, December 13, 2007

Work

I know that talking about your job on your blog is on the Top Ten Stupidest Things To Do list, but I'm going to break that rule for just a minute because I have good things to say about my job.

Last night was our holiday party and a few awards were given out. Boss (who is not my boss anymore) gave me an award. It was a cumulative, "thanks for all your hard work throughout the year award", since my job doesn't have the built in rewards and recognitions that some of the other jobs in the office have. In his comments, he said some really nice things about me and all that I do for the office and as my gift, he gave me a Starbucks gift card. Not only was this nice because a) Boss isn't my boss anymore and didn't have to recognize me at all. b) Boss made it Personal Nice and gave me a Starbucks gift card because I stop at Starbucks every morning on the way to work. The other folks who got awards got American Express gift cards.

Just a post to note that I'm thankful. I have a great job. I work for a really good company and I really enjoy my position within that company. I've learned a lot in my time here and I'm respected and valued for that knowledge. Like all jobs, it has it's bad days and it's disadvantages. And if I win the lottery, I'm totally quitting. But until then, it's a good job and I think I'll keep it.

6 comments:

Alice said...

yay work recognition! i just got one recently too, and they gave me a paperweight and **$150** in amex cards!!! pretty sweet deal :-)

The Hotfessional said...

That's so nice. I think blogging about good recognition is allowed! In fact, it should be a rule.

Shelly Overlook said...

I think it makes such an amazing difference just to be recognized and honestly thanked for your hard work. Too bad more people don't do as your former boss did. Congrats to you, though!

Shelly said...

Alice - wow, $150?! That rocks! Congrats to you, too!

Shelly said...

Thanks Hot! Yeah, I felt pretty safe breaking the rule to say nice things.

Shelly said...

Shelly - I agree! My coworkers are nice to me and treat me with respect on a daily basis and that's really all I ask for, but it made me feel so good to be thanked in front of everyone (and a super bigwig was at our party, too!). Boss isn't perfect, of course, but he does really appreciate me and he let me and everyone else know that. Thanks!