Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Out West Wednesday : hard work pays off

You might have noticed I've been pretty MIA around here lately. Part of that is because I recently bough a new smart tv for my bedroom and binge watching Netflix has been more appealing than just about anything else, but I've also been working my butt off at work.



When I moved to Vail in November I was only hired as a winter seasonal employee. I learned quickly and worked hard and at the end of the season was hired as a 10 month year round employee. Getting that promotion was huge because it meant I'd finally earn PTO and sick time (a serious perk I never realized existed in the work world). I knew there would be the possibility for another promotion before this next winter season started. I made it my goal to work extra hard to set myself apart as a vital part of our team. I worked overtime, sometimes 9 days in a row, took on extra tasks; I did any and every thing to prove my worth.

I'm so excited to announce all my hard work paid off! Last week I was officially promoted to front desk supervisor. This not only comes with a raise, and a garage parking spot (which let's be real is the best perk of all #nomorewinterbus), but also a boost to my resume and professional confidence. I don't talk about it much because it still makes me angry, but the lack of a promotion was one of my biggest sources of unhappiness in my old job. Working your butt off daily and never receiving the promised rewards makes you feel unappreciated and worthless. I can't even explain how wonderful it is to finally feel like my hard work and worth are noticed. I am so thankful each and every day that I get to work as part of a team that not only supports me but appreciates me. Knowing this only pushes me to work harder and continue to grow as a professional. Hard work pays off, and if you work with people who don't feel the same way, you're working for the wrong people.

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1 comment:

  1. Congratulations on your promotion! How affirming to receive that recognition of your dedication and hard work.

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