Best thing I’ve heard all year

“I miss you, man.” I was traveling through the city and was dropping something off at my old office. It’s been 4 years since I was an employee there. But it felt like no time had passed being inside the building. The facilities guy let me in and the first thing he said was that he missed me. Literally over the last 4 years, I’ve been raked through the coals, the pandemic turned my once-easy and predictable life into me swimming upstream for years, and I’m still swimming upstream and exhausted and burned out. Facilities guy’s words were the best thing I’ve heard in like freaking years. I felt seen and instantly centered. Like my past good life was not a dream, that I could get there eventually again someday, because it exists. Thank you, Facilities guy.

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Frances Harder

Oct 5, 2023 at 8:52am

A good reminder to everyone that it doesn't take a lot to make a person's day. Try it!

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That's awesome

Oct 5, 2023 at 9:47am

This confession speaks to me about how much passing comments can make or break our day. The little things do count!

We need more facilities guys out there, and we all have the power to be one for someone else.

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There's a lesson here

Oct 5, 2023 at 10:09am

Never underestimate the power of kind words to positively impact someone else's life.

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Anonymous

Oct 6, 2023 at 9:07pm

So so happy for you and facility S guy too. Yay to a new cantered life on the horizon!!!

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Excellent post

Oct 13, 2023 at 8:53pm

It’s nice to see a post full of positive energy about work because usually most people complain about toxic coworkers, and evil bosses or what have you. But reading this one truly made my day!

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