I got some bad news and really good news from a colleague at work this week.
The bad news was that he was concerned that he hadn't gotten the raise that he wanted from his company for the last number of years.
The good news was that he said that despite that, "I and everyone else on the team really like working here--it is a special group."
It was funny, because recently someone else from a different office stopped me on the elevator when I was getting off on my floor, and she points and says "everyone says that is one of the best groups to work in!"
I can't tell you how happy I was to hear this feedback.
And while I certainly know that "you can't satisfy all of the people all of the time," it was especially meaningful to me to hear this on such a fast-paced and high performance team--where people routinely seem to not only pull their weight (and more), but also pull together.
As to the raises from this gentleman's company that is a separate matter, especially as I understand that we all have bills to pay, but in terms of a good work environment and inspiring team that is something that also means the world to me. ;-)
(Source Photo Andy Blumenthal)