A Letter To My Manager

I can't thank you enough for the opportunity you gave me this summer. I am beyond I grateful I was able to work with you and our other team members.

I've held jobs in the past and, to say the least, they were miserable. I walked into the store and went up to the counter to say I had an interview and you had the most abundant energy, and I immediately was like, "Okay girl!!!!"

When I got the call that I got the job, I was stoked. I was going through a lot my second semester of college and needed something to distract me when I came home. That's all this job was going to be for me— a distraction from the hard parts of my life. I didn't know I would end up with a group of people I could call family.

I've never walked out after a shift miserable. (Alright, slight lie, I would get hangry.) But I never came home figuring out a way to quit. I don't see this job as a chore or just a way to make money. I see it as a place where I can see my friends and help out an incredible store staffed by incredible people.

When you called me this past Thursday with the news, immediately after hanging up, I was crying. We had talked about making it work when I visited home and was home for breaks so that I could still work there. I was thrilled because, honestly, finding another job that I love as much as this one was going to be next to impossible. Knowing I'm leaving this store and everyone that is a part of it is truly heartbreaking to me.

I'm writing this letter to you to know you and this job truly changed my life. There was always so much positivity radiating inside of our store and even though I didn't get super personal at work, I knew I had people to go to if I needed anything. I needed the positivity you and this store gave me so badly at that time in my life and I truly have no words to say how thankful and blessed I am I was able to become a part of your store.

My apologies for making this article so short (kinda sorta tearing up). I just needed everyone reading this to know how truly special my manager is to me, and you, deserve to know this more than anyone.

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