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!