My birthday was on Wednesday. My co-workers brought in a cake, cards, a few little gifts, and had balloons in my office. I was so touched by their gestures! I went about my day, in a great mood, letting things slide here and there: "Oh, you still haven't turned in your direct deposit form? No problem! Just try again later this week." Who doesn't want to have a good day at work on their birthday? I can wait one more day for a form I've been waiting a month for, right?
It was a mistake though. The following day, balloons a little deflated, the reality of being another year older tattooed on my face, I was annoyed. My co-workers, however had a spring in their step. I could just hear them thinking, "The HR lady is being so cool I think I will put off turning in my timesheet, my direct deposit form AND I will tell a politically incorrect joke....she won't care!" Boy, were they in for a surprise!
Now the universe is back in alignment. The employees make up lame excuses for missing forms and gripe about benefits, and I very professionally nag them and tell them that next year THEY can shop for the insurance plan since it was such a joy for me.....
I do love my job