Wonderful Work Moments from 2020
Maybe 2020 hasn’t been quite the year we were all expecting. So despite all the negatives, we wanted to focus on the wonderful work moments to come from this year.
To celebrate the good things to come from 2020, we asked people to share how colleagues have kept their spirits up, who helped them cope through each lockdown, what people had done to raise morale and any other wonderful moments which made them smile.
We’ve compiled our favourites here on this article, but you can see all of the stories on our LinkedIn and Instagram accounts or by searching #WonderfulWorkMoments – feel free to share some of your own!
Finding a new calling
By Anna I.
22 years in education then COVID came. Volunteered for the NHS, fell in love, handed in my notice and now I’m working full time in my local hospital. Hopefully going to be training as a nurse in September.
By Paula J.
Not sure it’s wonderful, but I did have to go to the office as my laptop broke and as it was lockdown, my daughter came too. I had a cereal bar on my desk which she insisted on eating. She instantly looked odd… Fast forward three hours and she was in casualty after she had breathing difficulties, and we found out she had a nut allergy! We didn’t know!!
Feeling part of the team
By Gayatri G.
My wonderful work moment has been working in a team who I have never met in person. I started my role just after the pandemic began and we have been working from home ever since. However, everyone has been so friendly and welcoming, I feel like part of the team.
Being someone’s sunshine
By Hazel C.
Changing my mundane office job of 18 months and struggling with mental health, to finding my happy again and going back to teaching in a primary school – and to be told by a child: "You're my sunshine!"
Every day is a happy day
By Ana-Dana V.
I just want to say every day is a happy day thanks to my wonderful team. When you mix a bit of humour with hard work and professionalism, you get the best results!
Seeing friendly faces
By Fatima V. H.
Coming back from Maternity leave and seeing the faces of all the staff. It was a great spirit to walk into despite COVID-19.
Lockdown music playlists
By Andrew M.
Having a virtual company workshop with lockdown music playlists, views from our "office" desks and wellbeing presentations – and yes, Perkbox got a mention!
It’s the little things
By Danielle K.
New CEO announces 'Christmas Eve early-day' for everyone this year and why not have your Birthday off too! It's the little things that make people feel valued.
Walking back through the door
By Lydia F.
Sometimes it’s the simple things. My happiest moment was just when all were allowed back in the workplace and we were able to get back to making each other laugh again. So the simple moment of walking in the door, and there they all were.
2020: The year of virtual coffees
By Paula L.
2020 has been the year of virtual coffees, strengthening bonds further within our team and appreciating what unexpected treats fit through the letterbox! We've enjoyed cocktails, retro sweets, flowers and optimistic quotes on postcards to each other. Also, it's been fun seeing each other’s pets, children and the weird and wonderful things in each other’s homes!
By Marie J.
Returning to work to help women who have been abused – I found it so rewarding. Also seeing my co-workers – I have missed them.
Becoming a permanent team member
By Kirsty A. W.
Working a zero-hour contract as a key worker all throughout the pandemic, and I've now been given a permanent job with them.
Giving out chocolates
By Cassie L.
Manning our charity giving gate at reception on World Cancer Day in February left me buzzing all day. It was so nice handing out chocolates and saying hello to all my colleagues.
Celebrating an online Christmas
By Siobhan M.
One of my colleagues arranged a secret Santa for all of us seeing as we wouldn’t be seeing each other this year. We’re putting them in the post and then having a Zoom party.
Having the best job
By Gem b.
The resilience and good spirits of our patients and our team at the Chemotherapy Unit where I work have amazed me. I have the best job!
I hope these uplifting stories warmed your soul as much as mine. Remember, you can see all of the stories on our LinkedIn and Instagram accounts or by searching #WonderfulWorkMoments – and feel free to share some of your own!