Saturday, April 25, 2009

Spoiled Rotten!

If I had my druthers, I would have been born rich.

And if I couldn't have been born rich, my second choice would be to work at a creative job I loved and earn tons of money doing it.

But since neither of those have worked out for me so far (I suppose there's still an outside possibility as to the second choice), I'm happy enough working at a reasonably interesting job for a company that treats its employees pretty darn well. Pretty darn well? Actually, that's an understatement at this time of the year.

The other day I told you a little bit about how my firm turns Administrative Professionals Day into a week-long celebration, and I showed you the "menu" for the week. But since the week's drawn to a close, I thought I'd tell you a little bit more about how I've been totally spoiled this week.

Monday was breakfast. Yum!

Tuesday? 15 minute chair massages. No, that's not me and we weren't at the beach, but I swear that in my mind, it felt just like this! Except maybe Brad Pitt was the massage guy.

Then Wednesday was the first of two "surprise" days. Here was Wednesday's surprise--couldn't have thought of a nicer gift!

AND on Wednesday, my two work "kids"--Boy Boss and Girl Boss 2--brought me a beautiful bouquet of flowers and a Venti Iced Latte! No, I have no photo of the latte--it didn't last very long.

Thursday's surprise was the gift of a set of placemats and napkins. We all had a fun time trading with one another to end up with a set that best went in our homes. This is the set I ended up with--I can hardly wait until I start getting out my summer "stuff."

Finally, Friday. Friday was lunch at Piatti's.

I took a photo of the menu--I was too excited about the food to remember to take a photo. Or maybe I was too excited about the mojito I ordered to remember to take a photo of the food. Something like that.

Kobe steak. Yum! Warm bittersweet chocolate cake. Double yum!

And after lunch? We didn't have to go back to work, so I stopped at the quilt shop. Yep, totally spoiled. And I love it!

Usually it's the weekend I look forward to, but compared to this past week and knowing I have chores to do around the house this weekend? I think I'd rather go to WORK!


Anonymous said...

Wow! That must be a pretty nice place to work :)

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Treated just the way you should be at work - glad they appreciate you!

Vicki W said...

What a nice week! Just think, if you were rich you would know know those nice people!

Nancy said...

You WERE totally spoiled. DH gave his Administrative Assistant a GC to the local outdoor summer theater.

Judy said...

Wow almost makes me want to work...almost! Salmon looked yummy!

MichelleB said...

What a fabulous place to work. Love the mojito comment (love mojitos, too). Too funny. How nice to be spoiled. Of course, I'm sure that you spoil them too by being such a fabulous worker.

Rhonda said...

Girlfriend, what a great place to work. Good for you!!!

Chris in Sac said...

We got flowers from the department head and a potted plant from our boss. Now that means I have to go out front and pull weeds before I can plant the plant. How many Administrative Assistants are there?

Quilt Nut said...

what a fabulous week!

Quilt Hollow said...

I don't know of any employer that is so kind as yours. I can't blame you for enjoying this past week!

Gran said...

Spoiled rotten! You deserved every moment and then some! Thank you for sharing - I was anxious to hear about the surprises on your week long calendar of events. Happy weekend!

Maddie Can Fly said...

I too work at a law firm. This "holiday" is ignored here and it really makes my boss mad when other lawyers mention how they've taken their assistants out to lunch, etc. To that end, we (the assistants) call up all the other lawyers we know and have them call our boss to tell him what they did for the day -- snicker, snicker! That's our true present (LOL)