This morning I found a note in my mailbox at work, and it provided me with the best start to my workday ever. I wasn’t expecting it, but this note gave me the best uplift I’ve had in quite some time. And when you read the note, you will see that it wasn’t much in and of itself. But what a difference it made to me!
Here I’ve been under the brutal routine of making videos for my flipped stats class while I’m teaching it. No one else is spending the time to make the resources of students that I am, and I’m adjunct! With all that I’m giving for my students, no one has ever bothered to say “Thank you” — until today.
Not only does this card thank me for my service, it shares a great comment that one of my students made in a course evaluation. And of course I second this notion wholeheartedly. I deserve to be paid a lot more, especially for all the extra hours I’m giving my employer, hours for which I will never be compensated financially. That’s not going to happen, which just means I’ll be putting my thinking cap to work on how I can best fill that gap.
At any rate, it feels really good to have someone actually acknowledging the work I do. I’ll have to pass this forward to someone else!
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