Soo tonight my team surprised me with the best gift ever!
See, Thursdays are usually the hardest day of each week for me, mostly because all my part-timers need days off at some point and that means a day during the week (as weekends are soo busy) This translates to Thursdays being the day of the week whereby I work alone for about 6 hours, but not tonight!
Tonight they had Brenden come outside at 4 and work with me right up until close. That never happens! Usually any co-workers I have leave at about 6:30 at the latest. Having someone assist until close is… it’s… it’s just…Fucking wonderful!
I was so happy I thought I’d cry. For the day to go from one I anticipated to be difficult to a complete breeze was staggering. I was teasingly asked “Do you like your Christmas gift Bekki?” But honestly, I’m not even joking. It totally was the best gift I could have gotten.
Working during the holidays is hard. Tonight helped me relax enough to actually enjoy my work and talk and interact with customers instead of rushing by them. I realized from this, that the true secret to making a workers life feel rewarding, is ensuring they are being properly supported.
Tomorrow will be the only day my entire team works together before the holiday, and I plan to give them all their presents then. I can’t wait to celebrate my team. Fridays rock!