This week at work we had an vendor in to work on the machine for which I’m the process engineer. Since I was out sick on Monday, 3/4 of my 4 day week were spent with the field engineer going over the machine. Basically just tweaking it to keep it going. The machine is getting old, and as I like to say, as a personality all her own. When something happens with it, I try to troubleshoot it as best I can, but there are bits and pieces in it that I have no clue how it works.
So when the field engineer comes in to tweak it, I stand back and take notes. I can learn some ins and outs of the machine that aren’t in the manual. At the end of every day I wrote the more interesting bits and posted them in an email to my boss, the manager of the area, and the VP of the area and CC’ed the head of maintenance. Little did I know what the VP was forwarding my emails to another VP and the President of the company.
I hadn’t gotten any feedback on the emails, they were going out more as an FYI to everyone, and so I’d have a written log of what transpired (as all my sent mail is saved in my sent mail folder).
Then today, I sent the last one out pretty late, about 4:35pm or so.
About 10 minutes later I get an email from the President of the company with a thanks and a kudos in it.
Wah? Sure he has given me compliments, but they are few and far between. I would say I could prolly count the number on one hand, if I could remember them. So it was pretty nice, it gave me a warm fuzzy feeling inside.