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#1 of 16 Old 06-29-2009, 07:25 PM - Thead Starter
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Earlier this month, my boss had to give a speech at the company's yearly ‘employee of the year' banquet.

He bellyached over it, which in turn caused me a bellyache, because I was the person who proofed it and wrote it and re-wrote it ad nauseum (it was a collaborative effort 65% him 35% me…wait, does that add up to 100%?)

Anywho...

Today, he got a handwritten note from the woman whom he wrote his particular speech about. She received the Finance Employee of the year award. The note said:

Mark,

Thank you for the speech, you gave it meant a lot to me, I think I may even be more proud of the speech than I am of the award! I have even thought of having it framed.

I know it
(I think she meant to say “in” here instead of "it"wink.gif my heart some of it was bull, but it still meant alot (a lot is not two words in her world) because it was given by you.

I know we don’t always make your life easier (did she mean to say "easy" here?), but maybe it could be looked at like I do on the days when I just can’t seem to get everything done – it is job security!

Thanks again,
Patsy


I think she maybe should’ve stopped after she said “having it framed.” I dunno…telling the CFO that his speech about you was a bunch of bull...I don't see that as being a very positive move.

Betcha she's glad she's got that 25-year tenure....

...still inappropriate!

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#2 of 16 Old 06-29-2009, 07:32 PM
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I hope Patsy doesn't frequent the PRT. In case she does congrats on the award.

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Wow. Finance employee of the year. Alot.

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She may have chosen finance over speech writer for this very reason.

I would weep if she was named copy editor of the year.

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I know, I know, I'm a bit self-righteous, but it wasn't really the grammatical stuff that got me, it was telling the person who just sang your praises that you know that most of what he said was 'bull'.

The grammatical errors just magnified the OH MAH GOSH judgemental demon in me

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I am with you on that.

btw - great avatar pic! you can light up a room with your smile

I would recommend that Patsy take a "what not to write" course should Novia make such a course available. I would assume from reading the letter that Patsy smokes and likes to get drunk at the company holiday party. She sounds like someone who can drink alot.

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I dunno, it may say a lot about the relationship she has with the CFO. It may be a passive-aggressive shot at the CFO.

**** we all know the speaches and awards stuff it BS for 90% of the organiseations out there.
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Um, how come, no one has mentioned, the horrible, first sentence?

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Here's a picture for ya, I'm laying in the dark reading this and I just guffawed really loud. Man things sound louder in the dark!

Rochey, my fellow Texas sisteren, I had to pick my battles, so many mistakes to point out so little time!

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Thank you- this sentence has been driving me nuts!!!

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U never disappoint!

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Question: How friendly is she with this guy? if so, joking about job security and BS may be more inside than you'd think. if not, bad..

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She's not.

Funny story, earlier yesterday mroning before he got the note from her, I was doing some month end financials for the location she works at and I asked him who was my finance contact there and he said: "that one lady that I had to give the award to, you know who I'm talking about, I don't remember her name."

so nope, their relationship is not one of a chuckle, chuckle, pinky-swear, 'pray for small knuckles' kinda level

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Fair enough then!

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