I have a very good friend that has just completed 30 years’ service with the organization that she works with. There are not many employees that can actually say they have done that amount of years working for the same company.
I was saddened to hear that her place of work, or her immediate bosses failed to do anything to recognise all the years she has put in. Not even a card. For her it was just another normal working day. To say I was disappointed for her is an understatement.
I know how hard she works, going over and above her job description on many occasions to help the many people that she looks after, often working past her finishing time. She is the most obliging person, extremely likeable and very happy to do whatever she can to help someone else out. She is the type of person that I would definitely want working for me.
Her dedication and enthusiasm to help others is unbelievable.
Shame on her boss, and her organisation to let such an important day go by without some sort of appreciation.
What does your organisation do for long serving members of staff?