Since June 2015, I’ve been working at a fairly new marketing/advertising company in Ottawa. I’ve mentioned it a few times on my Instagram account, showing off a few perks my office offers. It seems like a rare thing nowadays to find a job you love and in your desired field. I’ve been lucky with both. Sure, there’s some slow days, but for the most part, I adore the people I work with and I have become a little obsessed with being successful at my job. When I’m sitting in the bus, on my way to work, I check my stats. It’s a lot like a video game and I’m always hoping to beat my personal score.
This brings me to my good news. The company outlines goals employees must reach in order to get rewarded. I’m the first person in the company to reach the first goal, which means I now get a bonus. My office even celebrated the momentous occasion by taking everyone out for lunch. I even got to invite my dad to tag along. I picked out the restaurant Milestones (which my dad pointed out the irony that we’re celebrating a milestone). It was a lot of fun, giving me some time to get to know my co-workers a little more while enjoying some appetizers and my favourite dish: the butternut squash ravioli.
To my surprise, the office got me this cute card and a little gift too:
The company is pretty small right now with only three employees, including me, that it’s quite easy to find out eveyone’s hobbies and obsessions. I personally use Steam to do most of my gaming and I was recently sharing my enthusiasm with my co-workers about the release of Tom Clancy’s The Division, having no idea I’d be lucky enough to receive a gift card to buy it for myself.
As an employee and hard worker, it’s awesome to be recognized and rewarded for all the time and effort I put in. It definitely motivates me to do more. I’m looking forward to achieving my next goal. In the meantime, I’m going to have some fun buying these games from my wishlist: