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Friday, December 10, 2004

Repeat after me: GULP

Gulp.

I just got home, opened the mail, and there was a letter from work:

Dear Amie,
Thank you for your efforts, your contribution of our company and the many little "extra" things you do that help make our business better.

There is no doubt that our business is made better due to your fine work.

It is my pleasure to inform you that your paycheck of December 15 will contain a holiday bonus in the amount of $500.00. Please accept it as our way of saying thank you for a job well done.

Sincerely,

.... it was at this point my eyes were too blurry to even see who signed it (I found out later it was one of my very cool bosses that I like.)

$500.00

For some of you, that may not be that much. For me, it's enough that I burst into tears upon reading. That's more than a week's pay.

Gulp again.

21 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

congradulations Amie, what a wonderful holiday gift
I hope you do manage to spend a bit on yourself.
vi

5:40 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

OMG Congrats! Sure beats Dh's $25 GC to Meijer that he gets. Seriously, though, you have every right to be jumping up and down.

7:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations Amie! You deserve it, and I hope you find all kinds of fibery things to spend it on. It's just karma, you're a great person, and what comes around does go around! *hugs* Vicki

7:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

YAY FOR YOU!!!!! I am so happy for you - I know how you feel, a few weeks ago I got an end of year bonus; it goes a long ways towards making you feel a little better about your employer if they at least try to recognize your work. I always say "Nothing says thanks like cold hard cash!!!"

Your KR Secret Pal

9:52 PM  
Blogger mayflwr said...

oh wow! that's fantastic!!! you must kick some serious butt! ;) I'm sure yarny thoughts are flitting through your head now ..hehe

11:45 PM  
Blogger Carolyn said...

Wow! Amie, that is fantastic! In corporate America today, bonuses like that are truly few and far between. That was truly generous of them and a reflection of the esteem they feel for you. Congratulations!

8:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How do.
Congrats to you, Amie, on the recognition by your bosses of a job well done. You deserve kudos for the quality of your work, your work ethics, your enthusiasm & for just being the special & fabulous person that you are!
XOXO,
Marfa

12:26 PM  
Blogger Amy Boogie said...

wooohooo!!!
Watcha buying me?
just teasing. That's great to be appreciated by your company, and to be appreciated with cold hard cash is even better :)

9:12 PM  
Blogger ann said...

that is terrific!! It is so nice to have your work recognized and appreciated --- the money is wonderful and so is that note they sent!

12:59 AM  
Blogger Alissa said...

Congrats! It is so great to be appreciated. You obviously deserve it. Gonna buy yarn?

8:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Amie! That's GREAT NEWS! Here in Japan, not only do we not get a bonus, we have to work Christmas Eve and Day, New's Year's Eve till 2 am and then come in again the next morning...and they won't give us a shuttle bus or taxi home. So much for life in the performing arts...
Love,
Laura :)

9:12 AM  
Blogger Manda said...

aww, that's awesome!! :) it's nice to be recognized for the work that you do. enjoy the money (yes! it is a lot!).. make sure you spend at least some of it on yourself. you deserve the treat. :D

5:49 PM  
Blogger trackingprojectbackpack said...

yay Amie! How incredibly fantastic for you. :-) I hope you treat yourself nicely with it and get something you've been wanting for a while! You deserve it. :-)

lynn mindfulmoderation.com

7:05 PM  
Blogger Nancy said...

Yowza! I'd burst into tears, too!

We all know you deserve it, but it's so nice when the people that "count" know you deserve it as well!

Nancy
http://goteweinstitches.blogspot.com

8:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOW! That is a lot of money, and I'm sure you deserve it. Enjoy it, Amie! Don't spend all of it on a bill or necessity.

8:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

$500 would be a huge big deal to me, so I know just what you mean. That's really great Amie, I'm happy for you, and even more happy that they realize what they have in you. *hug*

Alyx
http://stringtheoryfiberarts.typepad.com

11:38 PM  
Blogger Lauren said...

That is great news Amie! I am glad it came your way--you deserve it :)

6:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know I'm late with my good wishes, but this is so GREAT! Do something fun for yourself (and your DH and DSS, if you want), and don't even think about the cost. Nice to know they recognize your contributions, and all of the things you've had to deal with, this year.

Shelia

8:08 AM  
Blogger Elisa said...

Rock on with your bad self! You deserve EVERY penny and more. And don't let anyone fool you - $500 is always a lot of money, and it comes at a wonderful time, too. :)

Take care, and congratulations again!
Elisa *doing a little shake yer booty, Amie's getting a bonus dance*

9:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is one great bonus for one great gal!

shaggy

12:29 PM  
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