Thursday, July 20, 2006

Sweet Surprise

I just got a phone call from our reception desk and they told me that I had a cookie basket delivered to me. The first thing I did was to check the date on my watch, trying to figure out what the special occasion might be. On my way over to pick it up I was sure that they were mistaken and that it really belonged to someone else because I couldn’t imagine why I was receiving a cookie basket. To my surprise it definitely had my name on it and the card attached said, “Because you’re always there when we need you and you never let us down. Enjoy!” It was signed, “Communications Team.” This is a group of individuals that request a lot of last minute updates to our website. I always try to squeeze their request in regardless of what I have going on.

The cookie basket came from Cookies By Design and it has three different computer cookies with different things on their monitors and a big thank you cookie in the middle. I can’t wait to show my family and then dig into it.

Feeling appreciated at work, I think, is something very hard to come by. Sometimes all it takes is saying thank you, but other times I think it helps to do something a little more. This is an excellent example of someone going above and beyond to make me feel appreciated. What a great surprise on a stormy Thursday morning!

A token of appreciation

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