Mommy's Juice!: Taking One for the Team   

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Taking One for the Team



Below you will find an actual email exchange between my boss and I that took place last week when I noticed that my favorite band, Pearl Jam, would be headlining the ACL Festival this fall. 

From: Me
Sent:
To: Him
Subject: Fwd: The 2014 Lineup Is Here

I think I need to go do some research at this one!

From: Him
Sent:
To: Me
Subject: RE: The 2014 Lineup Is Here

What and leave your family behind?

From: Me
Sent:
To: Him
Subject: RE: The 2014 Lineup Is Here

YES, just this once I would take one for the team.

From: Him
Sent:
To: Me
Subject: RE: The 2014 Lineup Is Here

Your work ethic is admirable. 

Do you think that was sarcasm? I think it just might have been. My guess is the root of his sarcasm is coming from the fact that I recently asked for a more flexible schedule so that I could spend more time with my family. Which I was very generously granted. Little did I know at that time that PEARL JAM would be playing at a Festival I've wanted to go to for years!! And because I actually work for an organization that puts on music events, I think it is the perfect opportunity for me to do some research. 

So yes, I do want to take one for the team!! Yes, my work ethic is admirable! And yes, he told me no.

4 comments:

  1. It's a hard job, but someone's got to do it. I like your boss'sense of humor!

    Momfever

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  2. I laughed at his seemingly sarcastic reply. Well, he can't blame you, it's the one you've been dying to go to.

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  3. lol! Yes, that must have been sarcasm. Funny boss, and funny you!

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  4. Ah, he should let you cover the concert. Where is his heart? Having an employee with a flexible schedule that makes them happy is a bonus to him. He should research how Google treats their employees. It's amazing!

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