This year I opted to work the Friday after Thanksgiving as, frankly, I had nothing better to do. At the end of the day I emailed the following report to my supervisors to be sure they were informed of the day's activities:
Hello-I figured an update of Friday's activities would be important to the continued excellent service of our wonderful division. In the light of having us all on the same page, I am sending each of you a report of the day's activities:-I arrived on time at 8 am to open the doors just as Sonela is also reporting to start her exciting day of fun.
-At 12:30 pm my phone rings and scares the bejesus out of me. Wrong number.
-12:45 Sonela asks if I mind if she takes lunch at 1. I have to think carefully given how busy it's been, but decide to chance it.
-1:15 My phone rings again, but this time I am prepared and answer like a pro. It's Sandra-12:50 someone from President's office drops off a flier to be posted (I'm not fooled. He's just checking to see if anyone is here).
(a co-worker) laughing at me because I am at work and she is not.
-2 pm. Sonela returns and I brave the chance of losing my parking spot to go to CVS.
-2:30 pm I return and apparently there's been a rush because a former student is standing talking to Sonela. He came to give me a few coins from Brazil because he knows I have a jar with coins from the country's of all of our students.
-3:30 I begin this enthralling report, thus validating the State's need to maintain open-2:45 phone rings AGAIN and in spite of the frantic activity I am able to answer Dona Edwards (a coworker from a different division) and let her know that yes, we can leave at 4 pm. Woo HOO 15 minutes early!
offices the Friday after Thanksgiving.
-4 pm having received 0 emails, no business related calls or students, I leave satisfied in yet another day of having fully contributed to society.PS- I did manage to find a parking spot without much difficulty after my CVS run. Whew.Leah L. Guzman, Program Coordinator