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Boy am I glad I had nothing but nice things to say about my job and the people I work with in my last blog post. As I was hoping, an edited version of it was printed in Thursday's WaukeshaNOW section.
I brought a copy in to show people, but I didn't have to. No sooner had I got to work than everyone from my boss's boss to the GM came by to shake hands and congratulate me on a good article. (I saw someone had framed it and put it up for all to see!) It immediately went viral in the company, with copies sent to the president and extra copies purchased or printed offline. It put many people mentioned in a good mood, especially me.
This is an example in how far a good word toward someone can go. Conversely, it's also proof of how much damage could have been done had I said something negative about the company.
My whole day went well. We had a manageable level of work and I really felt I could get out on time. St. William was hosting a blood drive I wanted to donate to, but it was only there till 7:00. Didn't make an appointment because it's usually hard to say when I'll leave work.
As it happened I was asked to help with a large last minute order and ended up leaving 15 minutes late. If I had arrived at St. William earlier I could've donated a dual red as I have in the past. Because appointments take precedence over walk-ins, and the 6:30 had showed up, I had to settle for whole blood - my 71st donation! So I got home earlier than I would've. No problem with that.
Thanks to all who give blood, to all the kind and helpful people I work with, and all those who find something nice to say about others. It really does go a long way.