Eight Years Of Blood, Sweat and Lives Saved At Blood Assurance

Today I celebrate eight years with Blood Assurance. My work is in my veins and in the veins of others who I have brought in to save lives. I have worked hard and I feel good about my contributions to the company. Blood Banking is important and I’m glad to have been a part of it all these years. Thanks to all the people I’ve been on this journey with. Here’s to more years ahead of doing work for the greater good.

Pride Is More Than Your Paycheck

A person’s paycheck is a recognition of their work. It should never be used to judge someone’s worth. People who show up to do jobs that don’t make a lot are doing the best they can. Pay shaming isn’t cool and doesn’t do anyone any good. There are many people who need to be paid more than what they make.

Most people are paycheck to paycheck workers. Some folks have to hold down two or three jobs just to make ends meet. Many work long shifts that aren’t 9-5. It’s important to support those who work hard every day, no matter what they do. Pride is more than your paycheck.

Change Is All Around

The more you stay in a place the more it changes around you. Whether it be a job, a neighborhood, or somewhere else you see people, places, and things change and there’s really nothing you can do about it. Life moves on, people move on, everything moves on.

I have been in my job for almost eight years and I have seen faces come and go. My roles have changed. Yet I still remain because I have built a career in which I am helping people and saving lives.

The more things change, the more they stay the same is a philosophy I am not sure I agree with. Change is all around you. Don’t get too comfortable.

The work goes on. Life goes on. The thing about it all is you have to adapt and change along with all the stuff. I suppose you hold on to the important things and keep the main thing the main thing.

Keep Swimming at Work

Work is one of those things that challenge you. It’s been my experience that you will have more productive days than others. When you have a daily quota that means working to meet or exceed whatever number that might be. There have been more days than not that I have overperformed.

Now there are times when you can’t just get there. Everyone has an off day but keeping your cool is important. Granted I have been frustrated because of the circumstances of the day but I try to keep going. As the movie “Finding Nemo” says just keep swimming. There is wisdom in that.

Just keep swimming and eventually, you will find your way to where you need to be, hopefully.

Changes On The Job

Every job has some changes that happen over time. You get hired, train and after a while forces outside your control (like COVID) means you must adapt and adjust. This is something I am experiencing as my work tasks include changing how I do customer service and recruitment.

I still enjoy what I do because of how important the mission of my organization is to the lives of thousands. I am just saying that every day has the potential to be completely brand new in how one is supposed to do their daily work.

Covid has changed the game for so many and we have a responsibility to learn new ways of living, working, and doing the best we can. This is where experience can pay off for both employee and employer.

Rolling with the punches is the rule of the times we live in. Every day is a new adventure. Be ready and do what you can.