|Carrie the Plant Lady - one of my co-workers|
Yes folks, you read that right. Today was a good day....at work. I wasn't happy about going to work today because of what I had heard from one of my co-workers a few days ago. To be very frank, I felt I was getting to the point where I had had enough. I work very hard and am damn good at what I do but when I feel I am not recognized, or appreciated or even worse; wrongly accused, then it is time for me to seriously reevaluate the worth of keeping my job.
I've been around long enough to know just about all the scenarios at work. I had feared the present scenario was going down a familiar path that I didn't want to trod. For the past two days since I've been off I haven't been in a good mood because I knew I was going to address this perceived problem head on.
Why this particular situation was bothering me so much is that I don't want to quit my job. I like my job, I like the kind of work I do, I like my co-workers, and hey...I even like my boss and the owner. Thus when I heard a certain statement referring to me (which I won't go into here because of privacy - I don't know who is reading this blog), it just took all the wind out of my sails. I work long and hard and I do my damnedest to do a good job and I do a good job. There was a very good reason why I won the President's Award in 2000 from the Hilton Hotel Corp as Best Guest Service Representative. Yes, I won a trip to Disney World ($500.00 cash, four days in Disney World all expenses paid and a plaque). I am good at what I do. Something I don't have to be modest about.
|Me and my Aunt Mabel with Mickey at Disney World April 2001|
But because of a shortsighted comment I heard, I began to question whether or not it was worth it to continue going into work. I now think I have blown this situation out of proportion. In fact, after today at work I am certain of it. So it looks like I will continue to be a hotel front desk clerk at least for the foreseeable future. And that make me very happy.