Thursday, March 20, 2008

Rabid Advocate

My firm has an award program called, "Avid Advocates". A friend of mine jokingly terms it "Rabid Advocates".

All kidding aside, it's kind of a neat program. Anyone can be nominated by anyone else, but it's focused on recognizing mentors and supervisors. Have I mentioned how much I hate being a supervisor? Have I mentioned how long my days are and how my desk looks like a bomb went off because I do not have enough time for these high maintenance people AND my regular tasks?
So I never imagined any of my group of tough love cases would consider nominating me.

Guess what?

They did...and I won! {Flowers and card compliments of my boss - she's the bomb}

Email from our CEO:

"It is extremely gratifying to see that following our re-launch of the Avid Advocate program last year, more than 50 supervisors and managers were nominated in 2008 for their outstanding support of staff through coaching, mentoring and professional development.

On behalf of the selection committee, I am pleased to announce that 10 people have been selected as Avid Advocates. (including me!)

Please join me in congratulating these individuals for earning this recognition. Coaching and mentoring are essential to the professional development of all {Company} employees, and I hope this recognition will encourage more leaders to make an extra effort to guide and teach others everyday."

Aw shucks folks.

Guess I'll have to be nicer to them all tomorrow.

But Monday - I'm back with a vengeance.

12 comments:

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Go you!

Mrs. G. said...

Congrats!

Prairie Gourmet said...

It's always nice to know you're appreciated. Congratulations!!

Stephanie said...

Congratulations! That's awesome. After the day you wrote about Monday, it sounds like you needed something to boost your spirits! :)

Stephanie said...

Um, that was Wednesday.

Wednesday is what I meant... :)

Minnesota Matron said...

Blowing the whistles and clapping the bells for you, over here in the frigid northland. I know how tough this juggle can be.

Ian Lidster said...

Congratulations and well done and I am sure utterly and thoroughly deserved. Happy for you.

Josie said...

Aw... wow! That's amazing. Good for you, and congratulations!

deadpan said...

Good for you Wenderina!

(Psst! My friend Quill says you're cool!)

lyndaspix said...

Congratulations! Hooray for you!!

Mister-M said...

Congratulations. On top of the recognition for success, you should pocket that for a future blog name.

Welcome to - The Rabid Advocate

It has a nice ring to it!

~Mister-M

That Chick Over There said...

Yay for you!