Monday, November 7, 2011

Celebration at Work

First off, I just want to say "congratulations" again to the NYC Marathon runners!!  I hope you're enjoying a restful and relaxing Monday!

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Now on with the show...

As of last week, one of the white boards in our break room at work looked like this...



"Congrats Kurt!"
"We (heart) you!"
"Go You!"

What is all the excitement about?

I got a promotion.  I am now the assistant manager!  And while this does mean that my vacation time is restricted to outside of Dec. 1st through April 30th (guess the Goofy Challenge is going to have to wait), it also means that taking racecations and my triathlon addiction are much more within my budget!  Yay for feeding my addiction!

And with some luck, I should be able to show you how I celebrated the promotion in the next few days!  For now I'll just say that it has me quite anxious!

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Questions
1.  How do you celebrate accomplishments?
Do you go out with friends?  Do you stay home and relax?  Do you go on vacations?

2.  If you were given a raise, promotion, or simply won a modest sum from the lottery, what would you do with it?
Would you put it away for a rainy day?  Would you feed it straight into your hobbies?  Would you donate it away to those in need?

Swim fast.  Bike smart.  Run hard.

11 comments:

Mamarunsbarefoot said...

Congrats Kurt!! Unfortunately my stay at home and homeschool the kids has no opportunity for advancement or a raise. The lottery would be nice though!

Runners Fuel said...

Congrats!!

Big Daddy Diesel said...

Congrats on the promotion

Coy Martinez said...

Congrats on the promotion! Well, lets see, this time of year I get extra money because of overtime and it falls at a good time because spring entry fees are lower now and Christmas is right around the corner so it makes life easier on the pocket book! :)

I celebrate by eating. A steak depending on the news!

Nelly said...

Congrats on the promotion!

Quix said...

Congrats on the promotion! When I got my bonus this year, I didn't get anything big, but decided that I would just let go of the guilt of little expenses for a year. I want the filet mignon when the sirloin is cheaper? This year, I'd go for the filet! Also, race fees went under this as well... was a really nice way to spend a bonus!

And celebrations = champagne :)

danny said...

The Retirement Life Insurance System...about the only guarantee there is.

Its awesome seeing you progress at your dream. Keep it up.

Stephanie said...

Congrats Kurt! I have a feeling you'll be excellent in management.

TriGirl said...

Woo! Congrats Kurt! I think you need a celebratory swim! Or bike! Or run!!

Erika said...

Congrats! Well deserved I am sure! I love celebrating with friends for sure!

I would try to save as much as I could but maybe after splurging on a treat for myself :)

5 Miles Past Empty said...

Congrats buddy!!! So White Lake 70.3 is beginning of May!! I'll be there again!!!