FINALLY! Some Recognition!

@Janey1966 (24127)
Carlisle, England
March 27, 2013 8:26pm CST
John told me earlier that work is so busy now that the printing machines will be printing 24 hours a day, up until next Thursday at least. The printer guys are even coming in on Bank Holiday Monday to stop things sliding behind as there are deadlines to be met..unheard of in these trying times. John is also being rewarded for his efforts. A 2% pay rise come the end of this week. No-one else is getting this so he has to keep quiet about it, although the workforce SHOULD get a cost of living rise in April. They haven't had one for about 4 years so one is due. John will get this as well. I'm so pleased for him. The next bonus is definitely ON. Should bloody well think so, there would be a riot on their hands if they missed out yet again, especially with all this continuous work on at the moment. Recognition is all John wanted..and he's got it, primarily to stop him leaving like some of his workmates already have done, I'm sure.
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@GardenGerty (99159)
• United States
28 Mar 13
You have always known he was quality, and it is a good thing that the company is recognizing this as well.
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
28 Mar 13
Yes, it's about time isn't it?
• United States
28 Mar 13
That is such a great feeling and I am sure he deserved it. I hope he gets more as he gets more work done for the company..
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@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
28 Mar 13
I've always said he's a 'one man band.' The place literally comes to a standstill even if he has just one day off.
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@wolfie34 (26793)
• United Kingdom
28 Mar 13
Isn't it a shame about the job market, that would really leave them up shite creek without a paddle if he left! Sadly you cannot cut your nose to spite your face, as tempting as it sounds. Still 2% is better than nothing I suppose, although he's worth more than ten times that amount to them! He truly deserves the recognition and some! On the scale of things the way prices are going up, petrol etc, 2% will not be the equivalent!
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@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
28 Mar 13
They're all due a cost of living rise though..plus the tax threshold is going up to 9,000+ and that will help too. Gotta stay positive my friend, it's the only way.
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@wolfie34 (26793)
• United Kingdom
28 Mar 13
Yep staying positive and maintaining a sense of humour!
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@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
28 Mar 13
Is that a touch of sarcasm I detect there my friend? Cool!
@mariaperalta (19096)
• Mexico
28 Mar 13
Thats great news !!! Im sure hes feeling real good, I sure would.. :)
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@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
28 Mar 13
There are two holidays coming up too so he's looking forward to those more than he would've done, no doubt!
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• Mexico
28 Mar 13
Thats great, that things are going good for you guys. HUGS
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
28 Mar 13
@roshigo58 (4871)
• Pune, India
28 Mar 13
Hi, Congratulations to both of you ! John must be happy as his hard work got a reward. When we get appreciation or reward for our efforts we can work more effectively. He must be honest in work because no one else is getting such reward. He wanted recognition and finally he got it. Be happy and enjoy.
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@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
28 Mar 13
I'm so pleased for him as I've always known he's a very good worker..extremely loyal for a start. Whilst his 'friends' have left him in the lurch he's carried on regardless, steadying the ship, so to speak. His bosses have recognised this (finally) and he's being rewarded...at last!
@MoonGypsy (4613)
• United States
28 Mar 13
i am glad he got his recognition. it is well deserved. send my congrats.
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@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
28 Mar 13
Will do...and thanks.
• Philippines
28 Mar 13
It's not easy to get recognition in a number of companies these days. Probably because the bosses are too busy getting rich. I've heard someone say "Unsuccessful people ignore. Successful people give compliments". This sounds about right because most of the successful people I know really don't care about getting more rich. They care about bringing other people up to their level and making them rich like them. Although there are also some who are too greedy to remain rich. They wanna be a billionaire or something. I'm even convinced that they want to own the whole world.
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@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
28 Mar 13
John isn't a greedy person and only wants a bit extra on top of what he's earning, nothing more.
@lelin1123 (15645)
• Puerto Rico
28 Mar 13
That is wonderful news. Finally getting the recognition he deserves. Employees love to be taken care of the right way by their bosses when they are working above and beyond the call of duty. So many employers don't think about their employees at all. Its a shame that the company depends so much on one guy. For the place to come to a standstill because one guy is out is ridiulous.
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@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
28 Mar 13
I was worried he was about to have a nervous breakdown or something and when he says 'don't worry' to me, I do the opposite lol. I love him after all and care about his welfare at work..and, finally, the powers that be are recognising the fact that if he left they'd be in deep do-do!
@inertia4 (27651)
• United States
2 Apr 13
That sounds like great news. You should be proud of your husband. Hard work always pays off in the end. And getting a raise is always a good thing. I remember those days when I was rewarded for doing a god job. Although raises were few and far between. Good luck to your husband for this accomplishment.
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
7 Apr 13
It is great news, especially to John's bank balance. He's not a greedy person..just wants a bit of recognition and - finally, he has it. So proud of him.
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@inertia4 (27651)
• United States
17 Apr 13
Thats great. And he deserves that recognition. Again good luck to your husband.
@bounce58 (17526)
• Canada
5 Apr 13
Yey! You can never underestimate the power of a pay increase (even a small one) in making an employee stay, or keeping one motivated to work even with increasing workload. This is the line I keep saying to myself too, as I think I'm due for an increase very soon. Congratulations to John!
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
7 Apr 13
Let's hope you get your increase very soon too. Fingers crossed!
@Cutie18f (9563)
• Philippines
29 Mar 13
It's good to hear that finally his efforts are already acknowledged by the company by giving him a raise. I hope he gets another one before the year ends. I know he deserves it.
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
30 Mar 13
I hope he gets another one too, that would be nice!
• United States
28 Mar 13
I'm happy for him Janey. 2% isn't a lot but it is a show of support and added with the cost of living raise, that is a GOOD thing. I'm sure they don't want to lose him.
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
28 Mar 13
He's off tomorrow (Good Friday of course but others will have to go in to maintain production) but it's looking highly likely he'll be in on Saturday morning..which won't be so bad as he'll be back home by the time I'm up. You're right though, no, they DON'T want to lose him. He's one of their best workers by far.
@BarBaraPrz (19799)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
28 Mar 13
Great! Like the song Seven and a Half Cents from the musical Pajama Game, it "isn't such a heck of a lot but it's more than what [he's] got."
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
28 Mar 13
Haha! Yes, that sums it up quite nicely!
@dagami (1162)
• Rome, Italy
28 Mar 13
an honest and hardworking employee is hard to have and i'm sure that his boss thought this way about your John. at least the late nights paid off. i'm glad for you that he's not thinking about leaving anymore. it's hard to look for good and high paying jobs these days. it is hard to adjust to a new working environment too.
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
28 Mar 13
John has had to adapt to changes within that company. People leaving hasn't helped either as it's out of his hands. He also has to train any new people that come in, and that takes time.
• China
28 Mar 13
John's company seems to do a roaring trade.May well say that it is rare during the economic recession.John deserves to get that.He is so dedicated and always has his hands full.The company did so just in acknowledge of his work for the company.Of course you can't rule out the possibility that the company managed to win over John .
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
28 Mar 13
I know that no-one is indispensable within companies and John knows this more than anyone. However, he also knows that, without him, they'd be stuck lol. He remains loyal despite others leaving and the bosses realise this. He could've left through frustration (which is something I would've done to be honest) but stayed.
@francesca5 (1344)
28 Mar 13
This sounds like good news. The fact that they have lots of work is really good. Sounds like that they are learning from their mistakes, having lost too many people. Feeling valued is important, it really increases confidence, and makes people work better. Strange how there are so many people who don't realise this, when its so obvious.
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
28 Mar 13
Yes, I have said this all along. John isn't one of those people that wants LOADS of extra money, he just wants what he's worth, if that makes sense. I agree with you that it's so obvious what needed to be done and it's taken so long for them to do it.
• China
28 Mar 13
Congratulations on you John. He made efforts and deserved what he should be got.
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
28 Mar 13
He does deserve it, you're right.
@natliegleb (5186)
• India
28 Mar 13
you are so lucky to get such a hike and you must be proud enough and nevertheless happy too,enjoy the moment
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
28 Mar 13
We will..thanks.
@jenny1015 (13389)
• Philippines
28 Mar 13
Congratulations to John! His efforts have been acknowledged. It is a great boost for his hard work!
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
28 Mar 13
His morale will be higher too, which can't be a bad thing either!
@Hatley (164654)
• Garden Grove, California
28 Mar 13
hi janey oh I am so happy for both of you as your John finally got some recognition for all his hard work,I hope the cost of living will come through too as all of then deserve that too,.
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
28 Mar 13
All the workforce should get the cost of living rise. With John's extra 2% on top - well, every little helps doesn't it my friend?