Discussion Thread

  • 1.  Thanksgiving in December

    Posted 12-08-2022 10:37 AM
    Spending 8+ hours a day for 5 days a week with coworkers creates a type of kinship. We see our coworkers on a daily basis and often can tell if they're having a bad day or week.

    Even though Thanksgiving is over and Mariah Carey is playing at every department store I wanted to ask;
    In the theme of Thanksgiving, how are you grateful for acts of kindness your coworkers/manager have done for you?
    Is there a particular event that comes to mind?

    Daniel Bressler EIT, A.M.ASCE
    Structural Engineer
    Brooklyn NY

  • 2.  RE: Thanksgiving in December

    Posted 12-09-2022 10:11 AM
    We celebrated the birth of our first child this year, and while I was taking time off of work for the first several weeks of our baby's life we had a meal train set up. I had multiple co-workers a) ask whether we had a meal train, b) contribute to said meal train, taking time out of their non-work hours to prepare a meal for us, and c) pass the meal train link on to other co-workers.

    It was wonderfully kind of my co-workers to help support us in that very sleepless transitional time of our lives, and I am quite grateful that I get to spend so much time around such awesome people.  

    Lawrence Simonson P.E., M.ASCE
    Senior Engineer
    Bunnell-Lammons Engineering
    Greenville SC

  • 3.  RE: Thanksgiving in December

    Posted 12-12-2022 10:31 AM
    I can think of at least two coworkers who try to make answering my questions a priority even if the questions are frustrating and even if they are busy with other things that require more time. Its been tougher due to remote work to focus on the human aspect of these things but I think this is a good topic that encourages all of us to look for and find the positive interactions with others that we may take for granted or otherwise ignore.

    Christopher Seigel P.E., M.ASCE
    Civil Engineer