Tuesday, November 5, 2013

A Benefit in my Honor?

I'm a little speechless right now.

yesterday, i got an email from one of the publications that i manage(d) at my job before i went on medical leave. I really haven't heard from any of them in the nearly 3 months I've been out.

apparently, they had been talking about doing a benefit to help us out, and wanted to make sure i'm ok with it.

yeah, i'm ok with it. as i told her, we'll accept all offers of assistance, with our deep thanks. seriously, we're scraping along, but it's stressful - there are a lot of days that i seriously consider ignoring my doctor's advice, and toughing it out at work, living on meds, simply because we need the paycheck. and then i have to take more meds, and lay down for a bit, and know that it wouldn't work really well. so we scrape along.

an email was sent out to the entire company (as best i can tell), announcing the fund raiser. they're doing a chili cook-off.... so a bunch of people will cook chili, there will be prizes and raffles for the people there, and the money they raise (they're charging something like $5 a person to eat chili) will be sent to us.

i'm speechless. i'm so appreciative of what they're doing, i'm not sure they know how much it will help, but i do.

clearly, i work for the best company out there. CBM, I thank you!


Dorothy said...

That is WONDERFUL news!!!! Good for them...and hooray for you!!!!

Deb Debdeb said...

That is so nice of them to think of something to help you out. That is wonderful. I will be praying for you and yours.