Friday, February 1, 2008

5 Year Harvest!

"Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later."

Og Mandino

From a short ceremony after the All Hands Meeting, Service Awards have been handed out. These awards were given to employees who have worked 5 years, 10 years, 15 years, 20 years, 25 years, 30 years in the company. During that time there were two people who had their 5th year service award (ehem ;)), two people for their 10th year, one person for his 20th year and get ready for this... one person for his 30th year! Beat that!

Meet the fruit of my labor. Labor of five grueling years. I just received my 5-year of service award from the company I work in. It also marks the number of years we have stayed here in Canada. Yup, this if my first job since my family migrated here in Canada and I have been blessed with such a caring and trusting work environment. It may not be the like the high level job I had back home. But it has given me a sense of acceptance (opportunities) and a considerable amount of trust for my abilities. I should say that I have accomplished a lot since but still need to do more. Within the five years I was able to move forward from being a clerk to a technician to a technologist and now supervisor. It was not an easy task but I'm pleased that my efforts have not been in vain.

This company has helped my family survive a completely new environment. It has earned my loyalty and dedication. I thank them for acknowledging my service and devotion.

Does it look good?


JTE said...

APPLAUSE! APPLAUSE!! APPLAUSE!!! Keep up the good work, Ems!

EM said...

Thank You JTE! *bowing*

I surely will.

JTE said...


A timepiece is a nice, meaningful gift. It makes you think of the lessons of the past, the challenges of the present, and hope for the future.

"In His time, He makes all things beautiful... in His time..."

EM said...

Sure does symbolic JTE. Very appropriate, plus the fact that I don't have one...hehe.

They did gave me some choices. Between a picture frame, a vase, a pearl necklace and a watch... it did not take me too long to take my pick. Although a digital camera would be very very nice. :) But hey, it's the thought that counts (as I've always said).

JTE said...

I hope they put a car among the choices in the next awarding ceremony! Or a free round-trip tickets for you and your love ones to Manila!

EM said...

Hehe... all things are possible JTE but i guess i have to really work my hardest for a car or a round trip ticket.

So for now, let's keep on dreaming.

nao said...

hey, congratulations!

the watch looks good on your hands because you really did a good job.

keep up the good work!

EM said...

Thanks Nao!! Something that needs to be treasured and be proud of!

Thanks for dropping by.