Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Appreciation…

 

Day in and day out I head off to work…some days feeling very good about the work I do and then there are those days when I feel unappreciated..

I am not the type of worker that needs to be told every single day that I have done a good job…but we all know that a ‘pat on the back’ goes a very long way…

To be appreciated and made to feel like your work ethic is noticed does make the  day seem so much more worthwhile..

Today was a day for a some ‘appreciation’…

Once a year there is a Long Term Service Tea..for all of those who have hit a milestone in the ‘years worked category’

10/15/20/25/30 and the Dinosaur Club 35…

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There were three of us who were members of the ‘Dinosaur Club’…

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Quite the feat..don’t ask me how it happened..it just did..time goes by and before you know.. here I am a proud member of this ‘club’!..

Never mind the fact that one of the young guys told me that his 35th year would be in 2046..

All kidding aside of course..it is so nice to be acknowledged.. 2012_04_181

my ‘sentence ‘ is almost done..two years from June 1st 2012 is the earliest I can retire..

that will  be 38 years of service and the age 55..the real ‘magic number’..

One day at a time..one week at a time…one year at a time..

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..thanks for appreciating all the hard work..and the time ‘served’!

This ‘dinosaur’ better head to bed..tomorrow is a work day…

26 comments:

  1. I SO know how you feel! It's hard to believe that I have been continuously employed (at a number of employers)for 44 years. What am I thinking? It's time to stop!

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  2. That's a long term relationship for sure!! Glad they showed you some appreciation-you deserve it. Only two years - hope it flies by for you.

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  3. Love your header picture. Guess I've spent more time reading blogs in Google Reader than actually opening them. I appreciate you and your willingness to share yourself with your readers here on your blog. You are a person worthy of respect and appreciation, and I know there are lots of others who read your blog and feel the same. Thanks for sharing, and thanks for being there! Please give Tucker a nice tummy rub for me. And say "Hi" to Doug!

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  4. I can't believe it's been that long. Seems like only yesterday you were working in the kitchen!
    Congrats on the milestone...Bob had 35 years with the railroad when he retired and those damn trains are still in his veins!

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  5. congratulations on your mile stone!! Retirement will be here before you know it.

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  6. Being appreciated can go a long way. I think they did a fine job.
    I never held down a job for that long, although my last one would quite likely have taken me on through to some sort of magic number. Age 60 I'm guessing.
    Then we moved to Europe. That's my excuse anyway.

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  7. Congratulations on a job well done. They say time flies when you're having fun.

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  8. Yup, we all need that "pat on the back". Thanks for sharing this with us.

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  9. Congratulations! That is a great accomplishment.

    If that last two years goes by anything like ours, it will get here fast. This last year especially has been super speeding by!! :)

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  10. You can do two years standing on your head after doing 38 years..

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  11. That's a mighty long time to be so loyal. Congratulations!

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  12. Wow, being at the same place of employment for 35 years is something to be proud of Sue! Congratulations!

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  13. Congratulations on your years of giving service. It is a great accomplishment and I know you are appreciated. Continue in the giving of yourself and the time will pass by quickly.

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  14. Wow congratulations, 35 years in any job in healthcare is a long time. I hope the next two years fly by for you so you can start living your dream.

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  15. Congratulations my dinosaur friend. Now, when can we get together?

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  16. That is a long term service with one employer....and it's fitting to be recognized for that. Congratulations! Two years to freedom, eh? Hope it goes by well and quickly for you.

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  17. You've spent a long time working at that place. But in two short years, it will all pay off in retirement benefits. Congratulations, Sue!

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  18. Congratulations Susan. May ALL your retirement dreams come true.

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  19. Congratulations on achieving that milestone. In this day and age of job-hopping, it doesn't happen for that many people.

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  20. Congratulations!!!! If the last 35 years have gone quickly, the next two should FLY BY.
    Enjoy the flight!

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  21. Congrats, so nice to see you recognized, too few companies do that these days.

    Just think, you have ONLY two years to get ready to hit the road. Hope that is enough time to work out all the details! ;c)

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  22. Oh yes, Sue, it is so good for morale to be appreciated and recognized! A very nice tradition at your work place!
    How soon until you start your "countdown clock" until retirement?! LOL

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  23. Congrats to you! How lucky you are to have stayed at the same company for that long. Being able to retire at 55 is so enviable too.

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  24. Looking back the last two years for me have gone by fast, it's the last 90 days that are dragging. Congratulations on finishing 35. Hope you Doug and the furkids have a great weekend.

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  25. Wow, that is quite the achievement. Congratulations! I am sure in 2 years time they will be very sorry to see you heading out the door. I am quite sure that you are appreciated greatly there.

    Kevin and Ruth
    www.travelwithkevinandruth.com

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