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Small things make a difference...

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Noodley, 12 Mar 2008.

  1. Noodley

    Noodley Guest

    I have been having a quite frustrating time at work recently, and today my line manager came into my office and said she really appreciated my efforts. She then gave me a cycling magazine and a cycling DVD and said she hoped I would enjoy them.

    Small things do make a differnce.
  2. Aw, that's nice. Things like that always make everything worthwhile. I don't think it's a particularly small thing, either; she obviously appreciates you enough to have noticed what one of your interests is, and she's responded to it. That's lovely.
  3. longers

    longers Veteran

    ;). It's the little things like that that are priceless.

    I used to work for a small firm where money was tight and the lads worked flat out to try and make a go of it. The boss was not a people person and could not give the lads a simple thankyou. I had many discussions with him on this matter but he simply could not do it.

    A thankyou costs nowt but goes a long way.
    Cycling mags and DVDs cost a bit more ;).
  4. Dave5N

    Dave5N Über Member

    She was taking the piss, of course... ;) :smile:
  5. TheDoctor

    TheDoctor Man-Machine Staff Member

    My manager bought me a croissant on Tuesday!;)
  6. Maggot

    Maggot Star of BBC 5Lives Ballot Box Brigade

    Around and about
    So now you are fully preapred for the re-shuffle:biggrin: When it happens in a couple of weeks, and you are re-shuffled out the door, the last words you will hear are her saying "I don't understand why he didn't see it coming. I bought him that CD and magazine with ideas for long tours through the summer.....":biggrin:
  7. rich p

    rich p ridiculous old lush

    I only work with one other person and he just called me a knobhead. My self esteem is a an all time low - i may spit in his tea:evil:
  8. i only work for myself:sad: i just brought myself a £2000 bike as a late christmas bonus:thumbsup:
  9. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    The amount of hours you've been putting in Noodley you should have at least got a blow job out of it! ;)
  10. Elmer Fudd

    Elmer Fudd Miserable Old Bar Steward

    He tried but discovered he isn't that flexible !
  11. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Legendary Member

    It was my birthday last week. They have a 'secret' whip-round and usually buy a bottle of wine and some chocolates.

    My boss went to the trouble of finding a bike shop and asking them what would be a good present. I got a pair of arm warmers and some self-adhesive patches.

    The presents were ideal, but the fact that she had gone to that much effort meant more.
  12. Maz

    Maz Guru

    i was leaving sainsburys the other day and the weather was filthy blustery rain etc...as my arm is in a cast at the mo' i was struggling to do up my jacket zip. the young lad supermarket fella collecting the trolleys saw me and offered his help and zipped me up. very good of him.

    i dont think he lifted my wallet...!
  13. OP

    Noodley Guest

    I have already experienced the "re-shuffle" and I was shuffled upwards :angry: Next month sees my 48% pay increase compared to November prior to the "re-shuufle" :wacko::biggrin: Pity it is 48% of "not much"

    (No new bike, before anyone asks - yet! :rolleyes:)
  14. simonali

    simonali Über Member

    Was it the copy of Cycle Sport with the LA DVD inside. I picked a copy of that up the other day and had to contemplate the purchase for a minute when I caught a look at the price!
  15. I must be a cynical old sod. If my line manager, who I despise, bought me a present to do with cycling, i'd say, most emphatically, 'get the f**k out of my private life, b*tch!!'...

    But to get a verbal/written thankyou out of the establishment I work for once a year does actually work with me motivation-wise. I'm always liberal with my thank-you's if anyone does anything to help me out, too. As you say, it costs nothing.