Jul 22, 2010

Why I Love My Job


Today the owner and general manager of the store that I bookkeep for, took me and the department managers on a "Mystery Tour."  When we all showed up at the store this morning, there was a stretch limo waiting, and we were whisked off to five local wineries for a fun-filled day of wine and food.

The views were stunning, and the wineries were all so original.  This winery had a gorgeous deck with a pergola covered in grape vines:


I lost count of how many wines I tasted....possibly as little as 10....or as many as 20....


There were also so many great gifts and books and clever sauces and other yummy items being sold by the wineries.  I picked up a cool bottle of BBQ sauce for my brother the BBQ sauce connoisseur. 

I loved this little monk wine-bottle cover:


I was a good girl and only came home with three bottles of wine - but it was very difficult to stop at that.  There were so many wines that I just wanted to buy for the witty labels - like this one:


It was such a fun afternoon, and a lovely gesture by the owners of the store.  The managers work pretty hard this time of year, and it's such a treat to know you are appreciated, and to be rewarded with a day like this!

Now I just have to decide which bottle to drink first....



21 comments:

VintageSage said...

I'll take your job!! How nice...and what a fun time you all must've had. So nice of them to treat you!! Hope all is well. My oldest cat Mocha is having a tough time right now so if you could send some healing energy our way, we would soooo appreciate it. xoxo

Staci said...

I am officially jealous! How wonderful and how fun!

I've been doing bookkeeping for 12 years and I never...

halloween spirit said...

Hmmmm . . . The most appreciation I've ever received is a card . . .

Sounds like you had a great time. :)

TheBlakkDuchess said...

It's always nice to hear that management at least somewhere has the presence of mind to treat their employees like they matter... I dream of working for someone who doesn't treat me like just because I'm necessary, doesn't mean I'm important... I think I'll have to go into business for myself... ^-^

So glad you had a good time! I'm thankful your bosses seem to be good ones & know how to show their appreciation! =D

I suggest the time tested "Eenie, meenie, meiney, mo" test to see which bottle you drink first. ^-^

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Wow! Great boss!

mxtodis123 said...

What a great boss!!! Would you like to trade places? My boss just adds extra work. Grrrr!!!! Sounds like you had a super day. Driving off in a limo to boot...OMG!!!
Mary

the wild magnolia said...

Great job you have! Wonderful visit to part of the wine country. Sipping and munching!

How fun!

Blessings, magnolia (sandi)

The Traveler said...

sounds like a lot of fun. They are really getting witty with the wine labels, lol.

Linda in New Mexico said...

What a super "work" day and wonderful boss...the most I ever got out of a job is overtime. hehe

Wendy said...

What a smart employer because they know if they treat you wonderfully which obviously they do, you'll work hard for them. Thank you for sharing a glimpse into paradise :0

faerwillow said...

~hard work pays off in the end...what a wonderful way to spend the day...i l♥ve visiting wineries...aaahhh...and then coming home with a treasure or two only adds to the day...savor it...cheers little lady! warm wishes and brightest blessings~

Cora said...

What a wonderful treat!! That is a great boss who understands and appriciates all the hard work you do!

HappyCrone said...

It is amazing how much your Valley and my Valley are alike!!! To bad our boss's aren't!!LOL!~ Send healing energy to Mocha..

jaz@octoberfarm said...

what a great boss! and what fun! glad to hear you are embracing a little bit of year round witch!

The Frog Queen said...

What a great story. Nice to know that there are still companies out there like that.

Thanks for sharing - made my day!

Cheers!

Bogaman said...

You do indeed have a great boss. In my drinking days I used to make a lot of wine. One of my favorites was sunshine wine because of it's simplicity. Add one cup of sugar and one cup of fruit to a quart canning jar. Fill the rest with water. Place lid on loosley. Set in sun until ferminted. Strain and enjoy. X.

Sara said...

Such a nice surprise for you all.

Wendy the (Very) Good Witch said...

Everytime I come to your blog, I get an overwhelming urge to go visit a winery. What a great place to work, I'd love to be whisked away for a day like that! :o)

kim said...

Love it! How fun!

Sarah said...

Oh Jen what fun!! Only three!! Great Boss!! Nice to meet you, Sarah

girlichef said...

How awesome!! I would love to be surprised like that! I often go for the labels, too...could find a good wine that way, ya never know ;)