Ok, there’s workmate love and there’s workmate LOVE. Today’s AAA meeting I want to talk about just the normal kind of workmate love, as in, how good is it working with awesome workmates? I’m sure there’s a few of us who dared to venture the workmate LOVE road and got more than we bargained for. If it all worked out a bed of roses for you then full marks to you, that’s impressive. If it didn’t go well, I hear ya. Whoopsadaisy and move on, it’s just so awkward in the workplace hey? There’s a whole new blog post there, belieeeeeeve me.
It’s glorious to be back at work and having conversations that doesn’t involve rating my love for Batman. Don’t get me wrong, I love hanging out with my little darlings but catching up by the water cooler is all kinds of fun. It may not surprise you that I’m quite a chatterbox (who me?!) so in the last few weeks I’ve been catching up with past workmates and getting to know my lovely volunteers for the better. It’s amazing how much in common you can have with someone you wouldn’t normally come across in your everyday life.
I was so grateful yesterday, when one of my old workmates came to visit me on her lunch break and give me a quick lesson on how to. I’m sure I’ll learn the correct procedures in training but that could be weeks away yet, so if I can get by with the basics til then, that’s a win win. Bless her! It’s so good to have a giggle with her again. When you look at your circle of friends, quite often there’s a workmate or two in the mix. Which makes perfect sense really as we spend so much time with these people. We get to know them well, which makes coming to work that little bit sweeter. Unless of course you can pinpoint characters from the of The Office in your office. That show is pure genius in nailing workmate characters. Ricky Gervais is GOLD!!
I asked my boss recently if she was the type to enjoy a beer with staff. Thank goodness she answered yes! If you can mingle with staff well on a personal level, they’re more likely to perform at their best. If the workplace is pleasant and enjoyable to work in, then it’s the recipe success. Just look at Sir Richard Branson. I bet all his employees work hard and I guarantee they all agree it’s worth it. And if you’re happy at work, who knows what great things can be achieved as a team.
I’m looking forward to meeting more staff members, as time goes on. Once you can put a name to a face everything makes sense. Staff parties will be something to looks forward to on a different level now as believe it or not I have somewhat matured HA! I no longer feel the need to stay til the very end, dance on tables and drink all the drinks. Good grief no. Cups of tea and cake with do just nicely thanks 🙂 #jeezisoundold
So in honour of workmate love, let’s give a shout out to amazing workmates that help us out in time of need. Do you have a workmate that goes above and beyond and deserves a shout out? Do they make the workplace all the better for being there? Tell us their name and why in the comments and you could both pick up a prize. For you a John Hughes DVD pack – great classics to watch cosied up on the the couch on these cooler nights and your workmate could win a movie voucher. AWESOME! It’s nice to feel appreciated so why not spread the love. For competition fine print read here, otherwise dob in a mate and let’s swoon at their loveliness 🙂