This Thanksgiving I'd like to thank my boss, Mary H.
She's been so kind to let me have a flexible schedule around my school hours which has been a huge help! I don't know any other employment that will let me work for three hours, go to class, and then come back to finish working! She lets me take time off when I have exams and even makes sure I'm studying when I should be! Furthermore, she has helped me get a grant to cover a large portion of my school expenses. I feel honored to have a great boss who supports my academic endeavors.
At work, Mary assigns me lots of cool projects. Our department is all about getting people excited about technology, which means I get to learn how to use all kinds of cool software and tech tools. I got to use a digital pen/recorder, a tablet, a tablet pc, mind mapping software, the newest versions of Adobe and Microsoft Office products, a "smart" whiteboard, survey-making programs and work with many faculty and staff on their own projects. I can see how a little idea from one person, my boss, can spark the interest in technology in many faculty who, in turn, will pass on a great learning opportunity to many students.
Mary deserves a Thanksgiving treat from modcloth because she's also a cool geek gal! She is always finding new ways to make technology fun and girly! She's also into crafting and reading and always lends some coolness to me, when i'm lacking. I even have a lot of new geek friends, thanks to her introduction to the local social media network! I attended a Tech Conference and even a Geek Meet where I connected with tons of awesome geeks. I still keep in contact with many of these people and continue to make simillar acquaintances!
As my employment time nears its end (on to a new school adventure in the medical field!) I think the LEAST I could do is give my lovely boss a sincere thank you for everything she's done for me. Thanks for the kindness, concern, encouragement, and coolness. My
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