I think The President’s idea is not just a really good one, it’s a BRILLIANT one. Wow — the office closed all next week and I’m going on vacation for the first two weeks of January. Three weeks off. God, thanks for looking out for me!
And Office Santa came around this afternoon, handing everyone their white envelope. In it were our annual letters from The President, informing us of our yearly salary increases. I opened up my letter, paused at the new amount and thought, “Huh…OK, I wasn’t expecting that.” I got a little more than the standard 3.5% annual increase. I worked a bit harder this year, asked for more responsibilities and was given them, and carried them out well. Thanks to the PBT [Powers that Be] for the extra little boost — I feel recognized for the extra work that I did. I was allowed to invite MoJo and we celebrated at our annual holiday party ofSwedish glögg, smoked salmon, beef tenderloin encrusted with herbs, and all other sorts of goodies. Yum.
Today was a really nice day full of surprises and signs of appreciation by the PBT at work. I’m very thankful — for a job with a great employer.