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Award from work...

Ok...so the weirdest thing happened today...

We had a section meeting...and apparently...well...I receive an award. I know...it sounds great right? But I was given the award for being here for a whole year...

It's weird. It's like giving me an award for being me...or giving me an award for breathing successfully. The award says:

Natalie A. Fisher
At your important one-year milestone, we thank you for being a part of our team and contributing to the success of our company.

It is signed by the President of Northrop Grumman Information Technology, James O'Neill...

So bizarre. The picture is a satellite view of the US. And it isn't just a piece of paper...it's like a freaking plaque. Ok...now this is why I think this is so bizarre...at the end of last year I received an award because one of our customers was commending me on my customer service and the fact that the piece of the project I delivered went off without a hitch. Now...not to be overly modest, but I honestly don't feel like I did anything. All I did was do some research on the COCOM (Combatant Commands) and verify that all of the right countries were associated with the correct COCOMs...and I made sure that the pieces that I needed for the project (As a quick side story, the piece that I delivered for the 8.2 release was the Deployment Tool Book - The purpose of the DLA Deployment Toolbook (DTB) is to provide National Stock Number (NSN) level of detail for critical supplies and equipment that are managed by the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA). The DTB provides detailed assistance to deploying or deployed units in obtaining critical supplies and equipment that they need to plan and execute their missions. Basically, it supports the troops and anyone else who supports the troops) Anyway...I had to make sure that all of the pieces of this book were in order, correct, et cetera...but all in all it wasn't a big deal. However, I got an award for it...including extra money...BUT...all I got was a piece of paper for the actual award.

Yeah...ok...so I am just here for a year and I get a plaque...I deliver a major functionality for a release and I get a sheet of paper with some cash...

LOL...I guess I can't complain


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Apr. 11th, 2007 05:08 pm (UTC)
LOL It's like getting the perfect attendance award in school.
Apr. 11th, 2007 05:12 pm (UTC)
Yeah! That is EXACTLY what it feels like...it is bizarre...

I am sure I won't get another award next year...but I wonder what I get when I am here for 5 years?
Apr. 11th, 2007 05:15 pm (UTC)
Maybe they're just really big on publicly rewarding their employees for morale purposes.
Apr. 11th, 2007 05:17 pm (UTC)
Ugh...it was so embarrassing...they even did a little speech...and I wanted to say..."Uh...it is just me showing up for a year..."
Apr. 11th, 2007 06:12 pm (UTC)
I got a clock and a pin with rubies in it for showing up for five years at PACCAR. Just wait.
Apr. 11th, 2007 06:20 pm (UTC)
Oooh...a pin with rubies? What's that about???

How exciting...if I ever stay here that long I suppose it is something to look forward to.
Apr. 11th, 2007 08:12 pm (UTC)
They were trying to buy my loyalty, that's all.
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