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Thursday, October 30, 2008

My Other Family

I have been blessed in that I have found a job that has me working with phenomenal individuals. The doctors, although they will drive me insane some days, are marvelous human beings who treat me with respect and love. I am one of their family, as they are mine. We go above and beyond for each other. Here is a prime example.

It was going to be one of those weeks. It is the CHEST conference, here in Philadelphia, and the docs were attending. This left me with one doc a day. The hospital is insane, as is the office. We would be running short and running long days.

My cell phone has assigned rings to individuals (because I can) and the docs all have the same one. I did this so that I would know to answer it when they called without looking. On sunday, I was getting ready to leave the shore to head home when my cell phone rang. It was GSW.

-(GSW) I have a big favor to ask. I am at CHEST tomorrow and was wondering if you could go in early so that HTL is not alone.

- (ME) Not a problem

- (GSW) Good. I have another big favor. It is a big one and will take alot of your time. It might be a big inconvenience.

- (ME) ok, spit it out.

- (GSW) I have a ticket to game 5 of the World Series for you.

- (ME) silence

Ok, so for those of you who are not baseball fans. Game 5 was a 2 night affair of rain, sleet, cold, suspended play, and then a second night of cold excited fans who witnessed the Philadelphia Phillies win the World Series for the first time in 28 years. It was INCREDIBLE. It was a once in a lifetime experience and they included me. I bawled like a baby when they won. (So did HTL...)

In any case, you can see what I mean. These guys work with me day in and day out. We bicker, we joke around, and we worry about each other. I could not have picked a better group to work with....


karengberger said...

That is a wonderful story. What a nice man. I am so glad that you have a working environment like that. It sounds rewarding and enriching in spirit. You deserve it!

Mary Beth said...

So jealous! Not of the cold, rain, sleet, of Philly winning but you got to go to the WORLD SERIES! Someone here turned down a ticket because his team wasn't playing. ?????

BusyBeeSuz said...

How great it is to go to work and enjoy it. You are lucky. So nice to be appreciated to. Kuddos to you!!!
Congrats on the win.

ewe are here said...

What nice people you work with!

Not Your Aunt Bea said...

I am super jealous! I have worked in 2 different clinics and have only had that rapport with 1 of the MDs. But I have worked with some incredible mid-levels who I am still friends with today.
How awesome to go to the world series! Too cool.

HappyWifeHappyLife said...

Awwww. That is so SWEET!
I haven't been to your blog in forever, but I knew you lived in PA, so I thought "I need to go congratulate her on the Phillies win" and lo and behold you were THERE!!!!

Lucky ducky!

I am so happy to hear that you've landed in such a wonderful work situation! I've always said how important it is to work with GREAT people! I've been in situations where I've worked with great people and made CRAP money; and I've worked in situation where I've made great money and worked with CRAP people and by FAR I'll take the GREAT people (and crap money) ANY DAY!

Congrats on such a wonderful arrangement!! And congrats on being there for the great win!!

painted maypole said...

that's so great! :)

KBL 2 ORD 2 SAN 2 LUV said...

Now THAT is what I call a "work outing". People will think I'm freaking nuts, but I would have paid a million bucks to have been in YOUR shoes rather than in Puerto Vallarta. Your office rocks!!! Luuuuucky!