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starting the new year right

Technically we had the week between Christmas and New Year off as paid holiday at work, but I work in the shipping office and the schedule had Month end (quarter end - year end) closing listed as the 30th. Any time we were scheduled to work would be paid at double time.

The boss didn't really expect things to be very busy, so they split the days up. I took Tuesday and Wednesday and my new office partner was to be there Thrusday and Friday, and I would come back in Saturday. We were scheduled to work 6 hour days. That was the theory.

I handle all the military shipments(the new girl hasn't learned that part yet, it's pretty complicated)and the cut off for the DCMA guys to sign off the shipments was Wednesday. Simple, yes? No.

The repair shop bombarded me with units on Tuesday, and Production followed suit on Wednesday. It was all I could do to check the paperwork against the contracts and submit them to the government. So, I ended up working Thursday as well, just to do the commercial bills of ladings on the big shipments, and the individual airway bills on the small ones. I was there from 6 am to 5:15 pm on Thursday.

11 hours at double time.

My paycheck this week is going to be a doozy, even though I bet I get bumped into a higher tax bracket. My office partner (who left after her 6 hours was up) offered to work Saturday. Not being a fool, I accepted.

That meant that I had four, count them four, days off. I think I slept through most of it. Anyway, today was the first day back at work. Rested, refreashed, and ready to tackle the challenges. It was pretty slow and we got filing and things like that done. Around 3 this afternoon my boss called me into his office.

Instantly, I thought I had done something bad. Paranoid and proud. Nope, he handed me a piece of paper. In recognition of the work I had done since the other lady had left the office, especially last week, he had gone to HR and gotten my title officially changed to Shipping Administrator, along with a nice raise.

I can't give details, but trust me it was REALLY nice. Like, around 25%.

This boss sure knows how to make a person feel appreciated.

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ladyforash
Jan. 3rd, 2007 03:03 am (UTC)
That is fantastic! You totally are deserving. What a way to start off the New Year!
gilesbabe
Jan. 3rd, 2007 11:08 pm (UTC)
It was a total surpirse. I have liked a lot of the changes this boss has brought to the deparment, but this?

I'm ready for another 20 years now.
misswitch
Jan. 3rd, 2007 04:31 am (UTC)
It's nice to have a boss that appreciates the hard work you do.

Congratulations! You deserve it!
gilesbabe
Jan. 3rd, 2007 11:09 pm (UTC)
Thank you.

It's amazing the changes this boss has made in the area. 6 months ago I was seriously consedering quiting.
secondalto
Jan. 3rd, 2007 12:10 pm (UTC)
Awesome! Congrats! What a great way to start out the new year!
gilesbabe
Jan. 3rd, 2007 11:12 pm (UTC)
I know. He is so suportive. Yesterday and today he told Missy ( the new girl ) and I to do anything we wanted in the way of changes. As long as they made sense, of course. He told us to make the area 'ours' and not keep old routines just because 'that's the way it's always been done'

I can't wait to get started.
wide_rider
Jan. 4th, 2007 12:48 am (UTC)
Sounds like a wonderful way to start the New Year. :)

*hugs*
spikesslayer
Jan. 5th, 2007 12:38 am (UTC)
I'm Jealous!
Brat! In a way I wish I had a job like yours. I Love My Job. Hee Hee.

Congratulations Sis.

Retta
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