Saturday, March 14, 2009

a small brag

Since this is my blog and feel that this is an appropriate place to brag. This week a received an award from SAS, the programming language/software I use at work. I receive the Customer Forum Leadership Award for my work as President of the Edmonton SAS user group. I stepped down this fall and it was nice to be recognized for my work building up the group for the last 5 years. Then that night, there was a big party for the retirement of the organization I work for. There is a huge government restructuring with health care in Alberta. And to pre-emptively answer the question, my job is very secure. There are not that many people in the province that have my knowledge about the administrative data used to evaluate health care. Anyway, this is me a Herta. She is the longest employee at the Cancer Board at 45 years. I have to admit that I can't imagine working at one place for that long. She is a fountain of knowledge and one of the people that really helped me when I started working.

And another brag, one of my co-workers asked me if I had a secret life as a sexy bombshell. I made my dress for the night and I love it. Some of my co-workers even walked right by me. It made for feel great about myself. Below are my friends Anthony and Amy with Herta. Anthony and Amy are my ranting friends from work. When I need to get on a soap box, they are there for me.

4 comments:

wilkinson_fam said...

Congrats girl! You're a genius who - I'm sure - people LOVE to work with. Intelligent, genuine, loyal and honest. Those are some of the traits that I love most about you. You have a bright future, my friend, and I'm glad to know you. Love you, girl!

kk Leilani said...

You should brag...and more! You are amazing with or without the award..but this just goes to show that you really know how to put your talents to work. I loved reading this post. Sounds like you work with some awesome peeps.

Razzle Dazzle Mom said...

Brag on! You are wonderful, I just love you! The dress looks great! I was folding my jumper the other day, and though I never wear it, the memories make it hard for me to part with. :)

The Sorensen Bunch said...

ROCK ON!!! Of course you get awards for leadership---you were born to lead. I LOVE YOU and am proud of you!