this girl is smiling!
Thursday, February 04, 2010
today was a GREAT work-related day. i started my day off with a team meeting instead of immediately getting to work, which is always nice.. sipped my black coffee and relaxed before really having to "start" the day. hour long meeting and got recognized by my manager in front of my peers because of my exceptional performance last month. even working all the over-time that i was working, i had the most sales on the team AND also the highest customer satisfaction survey scores... 10 surveys at 100%. so let me just say, when i go hard, i go HARDDDD!!! so yea, in january, i kicked ass at work. but yea, so the meeting finished up and i had to get on the phone and start taking calls. customers weren't too bad today, and usually, thursdays are bad. LOL. before i know it, it's lunch time, i'm sitting having my lunch, and my friend comes up and starts eating his lunch. as i get up to go, he says, "by the way, you're looking great.. have you been losing weight? your waist looks smaller" i was so happy to hear that! LOL i said thank you and told him how i've been working on it, and he told me he could tell and to keep up the good work. what a sweet thing for him to say :) and thennn... it's about 5:30 and my manager tells me to log off the phone. takes me on a stroll around the building and he's saying something about some program, and only a very select few people are chosen, and that i was selected, and in my head i'm thinking, what? what kind of program is he asking me to participate in? and then he says, "so yea.. you'll see an extra thousand dollars in your next paycheck.. " and i go WHAT??? he says, "yea based on your performance and what you bring to the business, and your attendance and everything.. you deserve it.. your hard work doesn't go unnoticed. please don't tell anyone else. this is a very exclusive decision that was made... " and i think at that point i wasn't even listening because i felt like i just found out i won some lottery contest and i started to cry, and i was like, "thank you! thank you! REALLY?! you're serious?" and he said, yea i'm serious, and you really deserve it. so i thanked my manager and i couldn't stop smiling and i then went to my unit manager's desk and thanked her as well. and for the rest of the night i couldn't stop smiling and thinking about how thankful i was to receive it... and that's in addition to the $500 bonus that all associates are getting the first week of march... (i'm deferring that bonus straight to my 401K) but yea, i plan on filing my taxes by the end of next week.. so things are looking up.. i'm feeling really positive. i've got the 2nd part of my 2nd root canal appt. next wednesday. i have my hair appt this sunday. winter is pretty much more than half way over. i'm really proud right now. i can't wait to see more progress with my weight loss. with some of my bonus i plan on going to get some new gym sneakers and some new lifting gloves, because i need and want them. but yea.. i just wanted to share all of this with you guys and let you know that i'm feelin good and staying focused. hope all of you are, too!!! have a great weekend :P