Yesterday I was talking to a colleague. It’s hard to say what her professional relationship is to mine without another very long post. OK, real quick: I’m in the organization that handles all IT except for things that are related to The Operations. If we were a manufacturer (which we’re not), I’d say IT is all of the servers, desktops, websites,etc. that people use for administrative, support, public interaction, etc. while Operations are the computers and servers (and possibly web sites) that actually run the manufacturing equipment. So we belong to completely different organizations, but there is a little overlap in our functions.
She asked me a question and I answered with a person’s name. OK, that is the same one she trusts to do that work. So we went through a few other things and ended up with the same people. We both told stories about how we’ve learned from experience to make sure we send tickets to those individuals even though others can do the exact same thing.
I work with a lot of very competent people and, really, even the “not-so-good” experience people are competent. Some people I work with are unbelievably good. They are very knowledgeable and helpful. It’s nice to know who these people are when I need something done properly, right now and without having to explain exactly what I’m looking for. I just think it is a little funny to find that my “go to” people are the same ones that are the “go to” people from someone in a completely different organization! It shows the high level of these people.
So that’s my smile for the week, those colleagues that we rely on to make our work lives easier.
What made you smile this week?
If you haven’t seen it, here is a little background to The Weekly Smile as well as some quick guidelines.
So, what made you smile this week? Write about it and post on the link-up (or click the little blue frog below). While you’re there, read what everyone else is smiling about! And come back to it later, if last week is any indication new smiles will be added daily!
Note – the weekly smile runs Wednesday Morning to Wednesday morning. I post in the morning (Eastern US) and put up the link usually between 7 and 8 AM EST. I also try to post on Sunday as a reminder. People can and do join throughout the week.