Office Mom

My mother works at a packaging and shipping company in the Accounting/un-official HR department but she is also known as the “Office Mom”. She’s generous, sweet, nurturing and mentors her employees.

One of her job duties as the Office Mom is to plan the raffle giveaway at the annual company holiday party. Throughout the year, the warehouse collects scrap metal and recycles it for money; my mother then holds onto that money and uses it to purchase gift cards for the raffle prizes. But this year my mom decided to give each employee a little something. She told her boss and the warehouse manager what she was going to do. (They didn’t have a choice in the matter, she was just informing them)

For the raffle drawing at the holiday party each employee received one ticket. First, they raffled off a set of envelopes which each contained $100 cash (cold hard cash). Then they raffled off another set of envelopes which contained $50 each. Finally, they raffled off the rest of the envelopes which contained $25 each until everyone received one. As a result, each person got a little something, something.

But not only did each person receive a little bit of cash but my mother made sure that the higher amounts went to the men who work in the warehouse because they’re the ones who do all the hard manual labor throughout the year. She said “if it wasn’t for their hard work, then we wouldn’t be able to run this business.”

My mom is the greatest! I want to be like her when I grow up.

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My mom and I on Christmas Eve in Palm Springs

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5 Comments

  1. awww i love this story! your mom is so so so sweet!

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  2. so she rigged the raffle? =)

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  3. Your mom is soo thoughtful and sweet!! 🙂

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