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So following my last post about not getting the job, I was feeling a little down but I knew it just meant I needed to focus on my current position and moving up and becoming a leader on the team I'm currently working on. Yesterday, about 30 minutes before the work day was over, my career leader called me down to her office.
I was caught off guard when she informed me that through a recommendation, I was awarded a bonus! She spoke briefly of the work I had done that was included in the recommendation. She also mentioned how my team lead/manager and herself as well as others really appreciated the work that I do and the contribution that I make to the team.
Hearing about the appreciation, reminded me how blessed I am to be in the current job position I am in and that I am doing a good job. Also, staying in this job position means possibilities of greatness and reaching my career goals.
So it was a great way to end the day and to follow up with Friday's not-so-great news.