Thursday, January 15, 2009

Something interesting happened at work Wednesday.

A resident came to my office and said this was the best place she's ever lived and that she loves getting the memos and newsletters we distribute. She said they were informative yet personable that she felt like they were written specifically for her. She asked if I wrote them and I said I had. The conversation continued and she said that she might be able to use my writing in some of the copy at her PR firm. Anyway, I said I was moving away from Dallas soon, and she said I could do the work remotely from pretty much anywhere.

Anyway, it was a massive compliment, and from one of the residents whose style and mien I most admire. I do generally think of the residents as my baby chicks, and I want them to feel they are cared for, and it's nice to know that my communiques have conveyed that. No, they don't need to be perennially juvenile or such, but I feel that part of what I am paid for is caring about these folks coming home to an hospitable and welcoming property where their concerns are properly addressed.

Anyhoo, we'll see if anything comes of it, but at the very least, it made me feel appreciated and that's a pretty nice thing.

9 comments:

steff66 said...

Yea!!! Finally, your gift for BS (I mean gab) could potentially pay off! LOL Good luck!

alan said...

I appreciate you Phlegmmy!

Rabbit said...

See, you were whining over the newsletter for no reason the other day.

I guess it was pretty good for something you 'sewed together from corpses', wasn't it? :D

I knew you could do it.

Hugs,
Rabbit.

DirtCrashr said...

Nice networking (though I hate to use that term)!

Christina LMT said...

Sweet! It's very nice to have one's work acknowledged and appreciated, innit?

You go, Grrrrrl!

schnoobie said...

Not surprised actually..although it is a big deal for some to appreciate AND MENTION it to the deserved party. I come back time after time for your razor sharp skills in combining your wit and writing talents. btw what's your favorite thread weight for sewing corpses???????

Buck said...

I'm a BIG believer in "what goes around, comes around," on both the good and bad sides of the wire. But it's especially gratifying to see someone who's deserving get their due in the GOOD way. And you are most certainly deserving, Phlegmmy. You've got some SERIOUS writing talent.

TOTWTYTR said...

It's always nice when someone takes the time to say nice things about you, to you.

I hope something comes of her comment about finding some work for you. If nothing else, it might be a nice supplemental income.

Old NFO said...

One atta boy for you :-) 999 more and you can get rid of one Aw ****

Hopefully she puts it in writing to your bosses!