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    Pride Coming Before A Fall?

    Yesterday morning my manager & 1 other came to take me out of the office. "What have I done this time"? I asked myself. It turned out I was required in order to have a photo taken for the company magazine, being presented with an Award Certificate & Trophy for the first ever Monthly Continuous Improvement Champion. This is to recognise those who have contributed most input to the company which have been actioned.

    The idea is that the trophy be passed on to the next champion each month.

    Anyway, feeling really chuffed with myself all day, and just as I was leaving at the end of the day, another manager wasked me what the trophy was for. Just as I was explaining & showing it to him, the vertical trophy part came loose from its plinth & went flying. One all glass trophy, smashed to smithereens.

    Fortunately the manager in question is going to have a word with the Continuous Improvement Dept today (am off today) & explain what happened, so as to get it replaced.

    Still, at least I've got the Certificate - and once the magazine comes out, the picture as well.

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    Re: Pride Coming Before A Fall?

    Quote Originally Posted by FourPart View Post
    Yesterday morning my manager & 1 other came to take me out of the office. "What have I done this time"? I asked myself. It turned out I was required in order to have a photo taken for the company magazine, being presented with an Award Certificate & Trophy for the first ever Monthly Continuous Improvement Champion. This is to recognise those who have contributed most input to the company which have been actioned.

    The idea is that the trophy be passed on to the next champion each month.

    Anyway, feeling really chuffed with myself all day, and just as I was leaving at the end of the day, another manager wasked me what the trophy was for. Just as I was explaining & showing it to him, the vertical trophy part came loose from its plinth & went flying. One all glass trophy, smashed to smithereens.

    Fortunately the manager in question is going to have a word with the Continuous Improvement Dept today (am off today) & explain what happened, so as to get it replaced.

    Still, at least I've got the Certificate - and once the magazine comes out, the picture as well.
    That's funny.

    Congratulations on the award. I admit I like a pat on the back.
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    Re: Pride Coming Before A Fall?

    Congratulations............but cynical me, where I work, the culture is to give the colleagues incentives, like once a month or so a celebration meal for the chosen few.
    A handful of sausage rolls, crisps, maybe a pork pie or two followed by some fancy cakes, all washed down with own brand fizzy drinks, costs management nothing and reaps priceless reward.
    They even had a reward lottery using self service reciepts drawn from a hat to win a tenner, nobody worked out they were turkeys voting for christmas, the self service tills killed off 40 plus jobs at a guess.
    I thought I knew more than this until I opened my mouth

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    Re: Pride Coming Before A Fall?

    Congratulations on the award .

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    Re: Pride Coming Before A Fall?

    Quote Originally Posted by FourPart View Post
    Yesterday morning my manager & 1 other came to take me out of the office. "What have I done this time"? I asked myself. It turned out I was required in order to have a photo taken for the company magazine, being presented with an Award Certificate & Trophy for the first ever Monthly Continuous Improvement Champion. This is to recognise those who have contributed most input to the company which have been actioned.
    Well congratulations!! We do the same thing around here, but our "trophy" is a gigantic three-meter artificial rose. I know. It's weird. (But it does help to keep it moving because no one wants it in their room for longer than a month!

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    Re: Pride Coming Before A Fall?

    Oh, I guess I should mention, I received an "Exemplary" evaluation this year. To put it in perspective, You have to score at least a 4 out of 5 in 27 categories. I pulled off a perfect. 5 out of 5 in all categories...go me.

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    Re: Pride Coming Before A Fall?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint_ View Post
    Oh, I guess I should mention, I received an "Exemplary" evaluation this year. To put it in perspective, You have to score at least a 4 out of 5 in 27 categories. I pulled off a perfect. 5 out of 5 in all categories...go me.
    Now that is impressive :-)

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