It's nice when, once in awhile, you get validated at your job. You work hard, try to do your best at not screwing up and hope that every once in awhile, your boss will say, "Hey, I just wanted to thank you for all your hard work. I want you to know I really do appreciate all that you do."
As most of us know, this does not happen often. And for some people, never. The average person probably doesn't expect to hear it every day, but just every so often. It's nice to have your hard work noticed and appreciated.
Last weekend this happened.
Nothing major happened this last weekend at work. It went very smoothly, actually. After we locked up, I cleaned everything up at the front desk, double checked with Dr. J's wife that she had the money doing end-of-day, and left.
When I got home almost half an hour later, I discovered a voice mail on my cell phone. I figured the call came in while on the mountain as there's no cell signal. I listened to the voice mail and couldn't help but smile and think, "awww."
Dr. J had called my cell with this message, "Hey J it's just me, I just wanted to say thanks for all of your help today. L just did end-of-day and it was perfect, no issues. You're the only one who's consistent with no mistakes. (pause) You want a full-time job? You could be married to the vet clinic (chuckles). To hell with grandma and grandpa, work for us. Okay, see you Wednesday, have a good one."
I have no intentions of leaving my grandparents in the wind, but I just thought that was the sweetest voice mail. I work hard and try not to make too many mistakes. I'm not perfect and I know that I still make mistakes. But getting a call like that . . . just makes all my hard work validated.