Thursday, November 10, 2011

11/10/2011 It’s Nice to be Appreciated

In almost every workamping situation we’ve been in we have felt welcomed and needed. Not all mind you, but most. Remember our very first workamping experience in Florida? We put up with THAT for a whole week and a half! Our jobs in Missouri and South Dakota were both good jobs and pleasant experiences and the owners and/or managers were good to us. Arizona brought us another good experience with fantastic leaders our first year there. Park management? Eh, not so much but we didn’t have much dealings with that since our leaders were a good buffer. The following year? When I was Activity Director? Let’s just say hindsight is 20-20 and leave it at that.

The management in this park go out of their way to show you how much you are appreciated here. Whenever you go into the office you are welcomed warmly, your concerns and suggestions are taken seriously and if one goes above and beyond it is noticed.

Today when I went to check our mail I found this in our mailbox.


Attached to the back was this.


A big deal? In the grand scheme of things, no. But thoughtful! Each and everyone of us felt appreciated by this little gesture.

It gets better yet. I saw Pat in the Friendship Hall and she said, “I have something for you. I’ll bring over.” What a surprise it was when she did.

A welcome bag from the park.


Inside? All kinds of goodies.


Two nice “potluck” dinner trays, a small bottle of hand sanitizer, a candle, a scrubby/sponge, a shower scrubby and two certificates for free park dinners (not shown).

What a wonderful welcome gift! Totally not necessary, totally not expected and totally received with surprise and appreciation.

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