Today was my last day as the office manager at a company I won't mention because they probably would rather not be associated with my wonderful blogs.
However, managing the office in question has been a joy, because the staff was highly skilled, hard-working, team-oriented, and interested in providing the highest quality work both for the clients and company. I've worked with a handful of them before in other positions and locations--with my receptionist being particularly aware of my strengths, weaknesses, and quirks--but the rest of the employees adapted to my style very well.
I have managed editorial offices, tax preparation offices, security staffs, and a variety of projects where I coordinated freelancers scattered across the world, but this assignment has been one of the most enjoyable, even if it was very intense and hard work at times.
In addition to being such great employees that they made me look very good and made my job easier than it perhaps had a right to be, they gave me some great going away gifts... two Jack Black movies, a plant for my home office, and a mini-quilt with the meaning of my names on it.
Thank you Annetta, Beth, Carol, Dahni, Caroline, Jane, Lawrence, Linda, Pam, Peggy, Richard, and Toni for all your hard work and help. I hope to work with all of you again some time in the near future!
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