Monday, June 18, 2012


I took a half day on Friday so I could attend Bud’s Kindergarten recognition program. (It is NOT a graduation, let’s be clear on this!) (Are we clear?) (Good!) Two other people in my office (of 5 people) were also going to be out so I felt bad for asking to leave but it was Bud’s graduation recognition program! I had to go! Thankfully, as I’ve mentioned before, I have a great boss so she was perfectly fine with me leaving. However, we had to joke about them calling me back in case the bus pulled up and dropped off thousands of students with pressing issues only I could help them with (please note the sarcasm – summer on this college campus is d.e.a.d).

When I got a phone call from my boss at about 2:30 I thought for sure she was calling to jokingly tell me I had to come back. (Yeah, she would call just to harass me. I told you she’s awesome.) Instead, she caught me completely off guard and told me that I was receiving a bonus (one of a select few on campus) due to my extraordinary performance. I’m getting a one-time lump sum worth 5% of my salary! Can you say AWESOME!!! My boss nominated me and her boss approved it!

This comes at an excellent time because now we can afford to put a little extra down on my swagger wagon. (Still not fully convinced I should drive a minivan but it sure is looking like that’s what will happen.)

I didn’t even know this bonus program was a thing but I guess it’s a pilot program and I’m one of the first recipients. Not gunna lie, I’m pretty excited about this!

Next step…world domination!


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  1. Congrats! That's great news. And yay for Bud's graduation, er, recognition!

  2. Congrats, that is AWESOME!!!!

  3. Congrats on the bonus. And yes, sadly I drive a mini-van. In fact we recently traded in our car of another mini-van. That's right I said TWO....Can you say Super Dork... I know right?