Thursday, September 14, 2006

Too Chipper????

I had to work from 8-12:30 today so I got up at 5 and had a leisurely morning of two cups of coffee and prayer. 

Then I went and dressed in  the  nice clean uniform I laid out last night.  Did my hair and makeup and was out the door.

I walked into work with a few hellos and good mornings to customers and workers.

I mentioned to Miss Grumpy that I loved to work mornings because I felt rested and ready to go.

She looked at me with a look of disgust and told me I was way too chipper.


Too Chipper now?

I have seen people who I thought were too chipper and they look and act fake.

I say hello how are you to my customers not to make myself look friendly or anything like that.  I ask them how they are because I truly care about how they are!

And when I say Good Morning I mean just that...I hope you have a wonderful day and that you celebrate the new day that God has given us to celebrate life!

Then I started thinking about being chipper.

If this means that I am a chip off of my parents then I take that as a huge compliment.  I feel honored to be a chip off the block of my loving, caring and awesome people who raised me.

My parents taught me to care about people and to show compassion and respect for those around me.

After my break I was called into the MAIN managers office .  I was being evaluated.  He said I scored high in every single category, my highest being customer service......

And then................................................



I GOT A RAISE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So take that Mr. KB and Miss Grumpy!

And I laughed all the way to the bank!!!!!!



jckfrstross said...

WTG Barb:)


treesrgreen78 said...

Way to go  that old  KB and Grumpy lmao  they need  a bit of chipper too.  Congratulations to you.  I think u should be the Public relations officer and teach those two  a thing or two.  They make a good couple Ass Kisser and Grumpy forever, lol.


mikev009 said...

Well I was going to say you should go in postal screaming and waving a shotgun to make everyone happy there, but since you got a raise never mind. Congrats.  ~ Mike

sharonna1955 said...

awesome Barb you so deserve that raise .noone wants to come across a phony hello and how are you it usually shows right threw your so genuine and real it just shines on you in your writing and im sure in your daily contact with people in and out of work ...god bless you.... love you

emabecmar said...

wooooooohoooooooooooo WTG on the raise!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And I think being chipper is a great thing, so tell miss grumpy to slap her butt and get over it, lol. ((((((hugs)))))))))

mosie1944 said...

Way to go!!!!  

siennastarr said...

Good for you Barb!  For some of us it comes easy.. being chipper and truly caring about others.  I always rated the highest in customer service too, because like you, I genuinely care about others!

Congrats on your raise!  I would have laughed all the way to the bank, too!


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plieck30 said...

Congratulations! Remember when the Handy Andy stores use to be larger then the HEB's and now look? Paula

lsfp1960 said...

Good for you, it pays (in more ways than one) to be nice to people.  Not only have you gotten a pay raise, you've spread joy to all who come thru your check stand and that's a personal payment...makes you feel good too.   Colossians 3:23       Linda in WA  

lisa41076 said...

Barbara, good job getting that raise !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It was well-deserved !!!!!!!!!!! Keep up the great customer service !!!!!!!! Have a great Friday, Love You Lisa XO

lv2trnscrb said...

amen amen amen amen amen!!!

So happy for you, Barbara!!! Congrats on the raise.

I love what you had for breakfast this morning. Prayer is definitely a great way to start the day.

The Lord is with you; He is rewarding you for your chipperness. You just keep chippering away


nelishianatl said...

This is so well deserved!  I'm so happy for you!  Jumping up and down over here.  I think chipper actually means like a bird chirping way too early in the morning for everyone's ears.  Though I actually like it.  Keep on being you!  It's working for ya!

queenb8261 said...

You deserve it Sis. Way to go!!! I can tell you something I know for sure though...the raise was not enough.  But I'm GLAD you got it!
Hugs, Barb  

ally123130585918 said...

Barbara that is really good news ~ so glad you got a raise ~ your friendliness to customers certainly paid off ~ LOL ~ Ally

tpiez4me said...

Hate when that happens!  Cha ching!

magran42 said...

Ya Hoo!  God always rewards!

bhbner2him said...

Well congratulations!  Maybe miss Grumpy doesn't start her day with prayer?  -  Barbara

fasttrack58 said...

All righty then... that's more like it...
Linda :)