Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Simply Kind Tuesday ..'Tis the season ..

Woo hoo ... I made it over a 100 blogs!!




So ... we are 9 days away from Christmas .. 8 more days of enduring the stress of the season .. often times we find ourselves so wrapped up in the whole making-sure-whatever-is-going-on-is-perfect that we tend to forget our manners. Mind you, I am talking about everyone else .. not me! ;)
(My mother would disown me if I forgot my manners! but then again, with all the wrinkles I have earned, perhaps ... oh, I digress) .. anyways ..
I just started a new job .. I work for a third party insurance administrator .. in short, we manage reimbursement accounts for companies who want to reimburse their employees on their health insurance deductibles. What sets us apart from other companies is that we guarantee a quick turnaround time on reimbursement checks ..sometimes as quick as 24 hours. We are just a few weeks short of the year coming to an end .. and suddenly everyone and their brother has realized that they haven't submitted their claims yet ... SO instead of receiving tricklings of claims, we are getting the full package .. months worth of receipts .. all folded and unkempt! (They need Tommie to show them a random act of kindness! Check out her blog, she created the word "organize")
ANYWAYS ... (sorry .. too much wine and Lindt Dark truffles .. I am rambling tonight, forgive me!) .. so with all these bundles of paper, tensions are high... especially from the employees that have sent them because ('Tis the season......) apparently it is OUR fault that they waited until NINE days before Christmas to send out their receipts (we are talking some serious money for some! Would you wait NINE days before Christmas .. knowing you have serious money sitting in that stack of unorganized papers ...??) to add to the fury ('Tis the season...).. when those big envelopes come in, it is our job to sort and organize so that we can acknowledge what is reimbursable and what is not .... COME ON NOW ... wouldn't you want to know how much you would be getting back, wouldn't you keep track?? Is it me .... or ..? oops ... I am meandering again .. So for my Simply Kind Tuesday post ... there is one lady in the office, she is married to the boss .. she doesn't consider herself an employee, yet she continuously walks around asking each one of us "what can I do for you, dear?" .. and in those harried moments, when you want the world to just stop, so that you can take a deep breath, her kindness is there .. like the fresh fall air .. reviving you, and giving you the extra ounce of patience to carry on! She is truly one of the kindest people I have met .. just genuine nice.

3 comments:

tommie said...

Love the shout out...but truth be told, organizing the daily intake of paper is something I struggle with. I just recently started a new folder system just for that. I just might have to blog about it one day.

Next, I am so glad you found a job where it sounds like the people genuinely care about your feelings. Yeah!

On a limb with Claudia said...

Wow. This is an awesome post. I love the whole round of it especially finishing with someone who wants to help.

Thanks for spreading the love.

On a limb with Claudia said...

Wow. This is an awesome post. I love the whole round of it especially finishing with someone who wants to help.

Thanks for spreading the love.