Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Virtue Never Goes Unpunished


I nominated one of my team for Big Flat County Health Department Employee of the Year, and wrote an absolutely magnificent (if I do say so myself) citation for her.

I just found out that I was nominated for Employee of the Year, too. I lost. To my team member.

There’s a lesson here somewhere, if I can just figure out what it is.

5 comments:

Sam said...

You had the better English Teacher who made you write essay after essay. The person who nominated you, while admiring your skill set, must not have had a memorable English Teacher. Otherwise you would have on, Hands Down!

Can we ask Thing 2 to make you a lovely crown? Thing 1 can carry your coffee for you.

Packrat said...

You said it: virtue. Sorry you lost.

beadntat said...

Sounds to me like you were the real winner. It isn't very often in health care, nursing in particular, that a someone goes out of their way to take the time to eloquently praise in detail the efforts of a co-worker. Most folks can't be bothered to take the time. They don't really care. I know because I have been both a witness and a recipient of such generous acts (or the lack thereof). It's clear the *you* care -- a lot. You both win!

GDad said...

I think this song captures the mood.

Miss Allen said...

Merry Xmas, Shay -- you always make me laugh or cry when I read your blog -- sometimes both at once. Happy New Year to you and your family!!