All of you with good news.
All of you with good news.
There are a couple of versions and you usually do them at Christmas. Everyone brings a gift. In one version everyone picks a number from a hat. #1 picks a gift and opens it. #2 opens a gift and either keeps it or swaps with #1. #3 opens one and keeps it or swaps with any already opened, etc. Finally #1 gets final choice from all the opened gifts. The other way is everyone takes a gift and unwraps it. Then someone starts making statements, like - if anyone is wearing green they can swap. Shovelled snow today can swap. Left kids with a sitter, etc. Certain opened gifts become much sought-after and swapped often, while others get swapped away. People wait until the last minute to swap already-swapped gifts. Feelings get hurt. Not pretty. Now before I get kicked to the Koffee Klatch thread, my good news: it was the last day of school for the kids! Woo hoo! Tomorrow is teachers' day to clean out the classrooms. That's always fun.Originally Posted by Newfherder;2439386;
Count your blessings!
So I get called down to my supervisor's office today. Per usual, whenever that happens I assume that I'm about to get canned (would have been a perfect day for it, too). But no, it turns out that I'm receiving what they call a High Impact award of $2,100 because my longstanding belief that I work much harder than any of my co-workers is apparently true. Not only that, but this is my second, albeit different, award for working above and beyond. Honestly, knowing how lazy I actually am, I really have to wonder just what the heck my co-workers are doing with their days, because I'm the only person in my area who's won one award, never mind two.
Anyway, the good news part of this is, I now have proof for Mr. Rattus that I do have good reason to be disgruntled and tired when I get home. Like many people, he thinks that cubicle droning is a cakewalk. Hah, I say.
And so it begins, the end of times..
Congrats on the award, Rattus.
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Congratulations, Rattus! How good to be acknowledged in this way
That's awesome Rattus. I hope you do something fun with the unexpected bonus.
"I miss Darva Conger." - Phonegrrrl
Rattus...way to go! It's nice to get a pat on the back sometimes, I'm sure you deserved it.
Rattus - Congratulations. It's nice to be appreciated . . . and in such a monetary way! Have fun spending it.
That's awesome, Rattus.
I received my official notice that I'm getting a raise at the end of the month. They are pretty strictly regulated, but they are still based partially on merit, so I was happy to see that I was qualified for one.
I also wanted to post about the cool thing that happened to me last week. When I was growing up, I had a lamp that sat beside my bed for 18 years. I'd had it from the time I was born. It was a little glass lamp with pink roses on it. When I went away to college, my mom was washing the top globe and cracked it. She was going to throw it away, but I begged her not to and rescued it the next time I went to her house. Well, my ex-husband shattered it within a year. I was so crushed and sad when I had to throw it away that I cried.
So this past weekend, I was at an antique store in Waynesville, Ohio (a very cool little town) and when I was getting ready to leave, guess what I saw? Not just one, but TWO lamps that were identical to the one I'd had growing up! I squealed and did a little happy dance. I only had enough money with me to get one, but I was so happy that I was teary-eyed as I was paying for it.
"Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter."- Yoda
"I'll just see where Providence takes me and try to look like I got there confidently." - Craig Ferguson