Yesterday we said goodbye to three coworkers. They were employed on a contract basis and the contract was up.
Susan I worked with for about a year, Lynn and Romona I worked with for about nine months.
It was sad to see all three of them go as we learned a lot from each other and had a lot of fun working together. We’d spend days in between calls and projects going back and forth tormenting each other.
The honors for someone who truly got me would go to Romona. On my birthday, as I was reading the card everyone signed for me, I found myself suddenly covered in silly string. That might have been payback for the time that I kept walking past her and covering her back with stickers. She didn’t realize the stickers were there all day or while she was shopping afterwards. Her daughter pointed out her new look upon her arrival home.
Susan was an absolute trip. I remember walking back muttering various complaints about the copier. Susan perked up and said “Yeah I know! When I came here I didn’t think anyone smiled! I got to the point where I just smiled at them every time I walked past just to get to them!” Romona, Lynn, Ross and I looked at her for a bit. Finally Romona said “Susan . . . The copiers weren’t smiling at you?” Susan never did live that one down.
Lynn was a riot too. Another coworker of ours showed us how to make phone calls through a notify service and assign whatever caller ID # we wanted to it. She had it call her daughter from her daughter’s new phone number to her old phone number (which hadn’t been disconnected yet) “this is your new phone . . . Don’t you want me?” Then the next call “I want to be found but you’re not looking hard enough” and on and on. Poor kid!
There are many other fun times that we’ve shared here and I will miss those times. I wish all three of them the best and hope they enjoy their new positions as much or more as their position here.
Keep learning and keep enjoying life the three of you!