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14 years engaged…

April 24, 2014

…in my job, that is. 14 years today. Oh, yeah, it’s on LinkedIn. One “friend” congratulated me with some Southern Hemisphere humor:

Congrats from Rod

Um, thanks. Well, maybe in Australia, Rod, but we have child labor laws here.

Anyway… I’ve been thinking about this post for a while, and I had considered highlighting some of the work I’ve contributed to, but again, LinkedIn.

The thing about a job that drives high engagement is the people. Well, there’s the comp thing, too, but they say comp isn’t a big driver of engagement. Plus, that’s not important right now… The people… This is going to be like one of those awards speeches where I’ll struggle to remember everyone I want to thank, then suddenly they’ll cut to commercial like they did to Frank at the ’94 Grammys.

So first I’d like to thank my children, granddaughter, and (Play)Joyce who support me every day. Then Pete Broderick who hired me, and laid out three priorities for me as his employee:

  1. My family
  2. My personal development
  3. My work

I didn’t know Pete well at the time, but those priorities became (and still are) the reality of work life at Kronos. Oh, and Pete’s laugh… Barb Vlacich… Poor Barb inherited me, then poor me discovered she was a Yankees fan. Still, we’re friends, and she’s one of the smartest people I know; Barb has a commitment to customers that spreads across our organization. Speaking of laughter, (Work)Joyce Maroney vibrates my wall with it from next door. I’ve been so fortunate that my employee experience has been so influenced by them. Oh, I also need to thank Terri and Melissa, and Lesl…

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Rod Drayton permalink
    April 24, 2014 10:01 pm

    “Minors age 14 and 15 may work outside school hours in various nonmanufacturing, non-mining, nonhazardous jobs listed by the Secretary in regulations published at 29 CFR Part 570 under the following conditions: no more than three hours on a school day, 18 hours in a school week, eight hours on a non-school day, or 40 hours in a non-school week.” (FLSA)

    I do my research 🙂

  2. April 25, 2014 5:15 pm

    Thanks, LD. It’s a pleasure to work with you every day. Keep on keeping it real, Baby!


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