There was no champagne cocktail waiting on my desk,no balloons or confetti, nor was there an email from my boss saying "Dear Worker Mommy, Take the day off. You've earned it. In fact here's a 15% raise because you kick so much ass."
No none of that.
Not even my cheap certificate, pin and catalogue full of cheesy gifts to select from to commemorate the occasion. It was just a plain old work day like any other.
You may be saying five years , that's nothing. But for me folks,it is. It is indeed as this is the longest I've been with any employer. So it's simply HUGE.
But I digress, back to the pity party.
In honor of this auspicious occasion I shall celebrate with you my blogosphere pals
and I can't think of any better way to begin the festivities then to share highlights of my 5 years here:
1)Worked on a laptop recruiting candidates while extremely large, extremely uncomfortable,extremely pregnant and on bedrest - in a hospital no less (wait, please hold your applause)
2)Co-pioneered the now legendary summer celebration in which we pick a theme, close down the street in front of our building and party like rockstars
3)Was voted Oustanding Staff in 2004 (wait, wait, please get up off the floor its not that funny)
4)Took part in the resolution of several employee relations nightmares (my personal fave: the employee that was using company email to make dates to have sex in the bathroom )
5)After 4.5 years of "cubing" it I lobbied for my own office and "won"
I'm sure there are many more fabulous things that yours truly accomplished but you get the idea (really I swear...I
Ok, I guess I haven't been completely honest. There was some recognition today from my boss and she did suggest we celebrate but that was only after I sent her an email requesting time off and putting in the following "Btw, my vacation accrual just increased as my 5 year anniversary was yesterday."
So cheers to me for making it this far. Now that I've gained enough sympathy gifts can be sent to:
c/o Sucky Company that Doesn't Recognize Important Events
1234 We Bite Ln
Seattle, WA 00000