My ten year service plaque.
Six months overdue.
Truthfully, I had given up hope. My staff gets their recognition for years of service, albeit late, from corporate. I have a couple of people who have been around for ten years themselves. I think they got crystal clocks? Meh.
I was told physicians never receive these types of things. Silly that I cared. I am not supposed to be in this for the recognition, right? Blah, blah, blah.
It didn’t even have my title or my degree on it.
Yes, it is worthless. I am going to probably toss it in a few days. I wish the amount of money they spent on the snazzy velvet box, plaque, and pin were just handed to me as cash. That would be a nice acknowledgement.
But I am proud, oddly. And sentemenal. I have survived. Stuck it out. For ten whole frickin’ years! I just wanted some acknowledgement of that fact, for someone to say, “Yes! We notice! Thanks for not bailing on us.”