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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

The perks of service to your employer

One of the perks of working for Mayo Clinic is the service awards that we earn.  
After every 5 year increment we are giving the opportunity to go through an on-line catalog of gifts to pick from . The longer you are employed at mayo, 
the more substantial & expensive the gifts get for picking.
In years past I have chosen a large wall clock, camera's, a watch
 and a 10k gold ring just to name a few.
I just met a new mark on January 11th and I was given the link to pick out my gift.

The gifts for 35 years of service are quite nice, I'll list just a sampling of what's to choose from including luggage, sets of cookware, jewelry, bikes, furniture, camera and stereo equipment, camping gear & knife sets. As I looked through pages and pages of gifts to pick from
 I could not pin anything down that I needed nor really wanted, ( I know, crazy)
My eyes kept going back to several pages of really nice power tools. 
Yes, tools that I know would be helpful to Rick for projects around the cabin!
I sat him down next to me and we looked...
At first he was hesitant... "this gift is suppose to be for you, not me"
There was nothing I would rather have, then for him to pick something out that He could use, 
it really does benefit both of us, because what ever project he is doing, it's really for both of us.
I insisted... 

He chose this

DEWALT DW713 15 Amp 10-Inch Compound Miter Saw

This beast goes for $219.00 at Home Depot

and today it came via UPS.... he is thrilled
so am I  :)

Let the project begin....


  1. Ha! Ha! I think that's great!! I love it! Now get to work Rick! :) Congratulations Jackie!

    1. Projects at the cabin are always fun for Rick :)

  2. Wise choice!!! Those are incredible gifts BUT not as incredible as your many years of dedicated service!!!! I am sure you have had opportunity to touch many souls with your love and caring nursing skills! Congratulations!!!! (I would LUV that set-up!!!! Great choice!!!!!)

    1. Thanks Doreen, hard to believe it's been 35 years!

  3. First, congratulations on 35 years of service with one employer. That is incredible, especially in today's world. Knowing you as a friend, I expect you are as equally loving and kind as a nurse.

    About that gift...how selfless and loving of you to give this to Rick. True love, for sure.

    1. Aw thanks Audrey, you're making me blush. I was happy to get the saw for Rick even though he was reluctant. It really will benefit both of us :)