Coworker appreciation day

December 18, 2009


It’s true that in whatever context, you are more likely to hear about the negative. So in the spirit of being positive, today we wrote encouraging notes to coworkers. I do have my unfavorite coworker who I love to slag off, but today I took a few moments to appreciate the joy that a different coworker brings to my life two days a week.

His name is Chris and he works from home on Tuesdays and Thursdays. He’s also my beer guru and helps keep me informed on good ones that I should try. I thank him for my love of Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale.

I never had any doubt that when he began telecommuting there would be afternoon beer involved. So on Tuesdays and Thursdays via iChat, it quickly became my custom to check in. It is not to see how his work is going. No, I always have the same one-word query for him: beer? I am rewarded with a photo of Chris and his beer, mugging for the camera. All afternoon I look forward to the moment when I can ask my question. There is no reason why I should enjoy these photos so much. 

I have amassed quite a collection of images in the year or so that he’s been working at home. When it came time to make his office birthday card in May, I knew just what to do!

So today I wrote him a little note that read Chris, Thanks for being a good sport and sending me all your beer pictures. It really does brighten my day. Kelly


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