Tuesday, April 21, 2009

National Assistants Week

I just started a new job about 2 months ago after being unemployed, pregnant & a stay at home mom for over a year & 1/2. I took a step down from my previous postion in publishing because, lets face it, publishing just isn't a great market right now. So now I'm the receptionist. It's where I started out & I'm happy with that.

Being back to work is great. I get a break from the Bean. I get to interact with adults. I make money & can provide for my family yet again. The job itself is boring to say the least. It's a start up company so the phones don't ring. I mainly greet guests, order office supplies, lunch when needed, book the board & conference room & assist the Office Manager in day to day tasks.

Don't get me wrong. I take pride in any possition I hold. Be it running the company to washing the floors. It's my job. It's what I've been hired to do & I'll do it with pride because my name is on it.

I came to work yesterday Morning to a card on my chair. The card contained a $100 & a handwritten thank you from my boss (The President) Phil thanking me for doing a great job & I am off to a great start. After lunch as I was returning with my immediate suppervisor (Office Manager) Cassie we found a dozen beautiful yellow roses on my desk. We thought, oh how nice, it must be someone's birthday. Nope. It was another gift from Phil saying thank you yet again. Cassie had been given the same gifts as well since she is his assistant as well as office manager.

Just when I thought it couldn't get any better. The 4 VP's offered to take us out to lunch tomorrow to the Cheesecake Factory.

I've never felt so appreciated at a job before. This gig might just be the best one I've had so far. A girl could get used to this. :)

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