Monday, November 10, 2008

It's amazing what a compliment can do...

Oh Monday, you're so bittersweet. Bitter being that you are the reminder that my weekend is in fact, over. And sweet in the aspect that you're the beginning of a fresh new week! Today, though, you have nearly clobbered me with endless amounts of paperwork, challenged me at playing that annoying game of "catch up" of which I do not so much appreciate, and allowed the phone to steadily ring, giving me a not so much needed headache. Nevertheless, you did bear some joyous news today of which I am very grateful.

You see, this last month has been quite hectic seeing that there have only been two staff people in the office (Myself and Brian) and both have had to take on more than their load. Well, upon arriving this morning, my oh so generous boss asked to speak with me for a moment and assured me that it was "good news". He then persisted to thank me for being flexible this last month and applauded Brian and I for our work, service-wise and production-wise. He said he'd like to award me with two half days off in the coming weeks (paid)! He then went on to tell me that he has had countless phone calls to him from policyholders and other State Farm staff members complimenting him on me and my professionalism, poise and kindness! "Me?! Are you serious?!", I thought. I couldn't believe it. He also stated that he has been very pleased with my performance since I have been hired on late January of this year and he is looking forward to helping me achieve higher goals.

(Please do not think for one instance that I am writing this to elevate myself in anyway because I am not. I was absolutely shocked by this conversation and I wanted to share my excitement and I thought, "who better than my bloggy buddies?")

I'm really not the type of person to get all big headed about such a huge and very edifying compliment but it definitely does make me want to continue to be the absolute best employee that I can be and even strive to be better! I'm pretty sure that I am in one of the most positive working environments that I have ever been in and it has indefinitely caused me to thrive and desire to learn and achieve more!

If this post seems braggadocios in the least bit, that is not my intention whatsoever. I promise =)


Karen said...

Congratulations! :) Sounds like you are one awesome employee and they are so thankful to have you.

I wish I had more of those types... :)

Mitzy said...

What an awesome Compliment to get!!!! Way to go!!

Its OK to brag on yourself just a bit!, You should be VERY proud of all your hard work, and its nice to show people that its paying off!!
So, Brag away honey!.. We dont mind!:-)

Enjoy those upcoming half days off, you deserve them ! :-)

Vicki said...

Well, I am proud of you! Hard work and dedication are 2 hard qualities to find in workers today! It's ok to be happy with a compliment and feel like you have accomplished something! YOU HAVE!
Enjoy your time off!
When boss's compliment you and reward you, it says something much bigger and more important about the character of person that you are!
I'm happy that we met!

Danya said...

Congrats girl! You deserve it! :) Enjoy those off hours! :) Love you to pieces!!!

abby said...

That's awesome! It's always nice to get some unexpected praise and appreciation. Enjoy your free days off!!

Sarah said...

I am glad to hear you are having a good start to your week, and I hope the rest of your week is even better!

Enjoy your time off--so something to treat yourself!

aMbErDeNaE said...

That is so awesome Amber~! Im glad work is going so well for you! Being that it is a paid day off, you should go shopping!:) have fun!

xoxo a

mrs.leah.maria said...

Ahh Amber, I'm sure it's more than deserved! What a good steward you are of your talents!

Elizabeth :) said...

Hey congrats on the compliment! I wish more people I talked too on the phone were as nice as you, gosh. Our current insurance co. is pretty annoying at times, their staff could use some pointers from u! ...Maybe a side job? ;o)