Friday, July 11, 2008

{The little things}

I have been working for 4 and a half years, at the same company. Last summer I was put in a management role, our Coordinator position started reporting to me, I reported to the director. Well, the first girl under my tutelage was promoted after 2 months {I know how to pick em} and we hired someone else in August. She had just graduated from college {UNC no less} and was starting her first job. Well, she just got promoted today! I am so proud of her and I told her so. Here is her response:

Thank you so much!!

And Allison, I absolutely must take the time out to say thank you. As God has been teaching me lately, there are people He will place in your life for a purpose. There is absolutely no way I would have gotten to where I am without your training, patience, and push to help me press out of my comfort zone. I really do appreciate EVERYTHING that you have done for me. You are an awesome manager and individual and I was extremely blessed to have someone like you on my side at the inception of my career.

Though I hated to see you go, I am proud of your promotion and excited that you get to experience new opportunities for your personal growth because you deserve to be happy. I sincerely thank you for what you have meant in my life.

Ummmm, tear jerker anyone! I just had to share this. With all of the economic downturn, layoffs, no one meeting goals and stress, it is so nice to see the good in those you work with. I will be saving this email in my smile file for a rainy day...