Fridays are usually the most anticipated day of the week in many offices, including ours. But that was not the case this past Friday here at Innovative Energy as we held a farewell celebration for our logistics manager, Andrea Day.
Day has been a part of the Innovative Energy team for eight years. She recently balanced work and classes as she completed her first year of graduate school in pursuit of a master’s degree in education. But in preparation for the upcoming fall semester, Day decided that it was time to focus solely on her classes.
To mark the bittersweet occasion, employees gathered in the break room to surprise Day with cake, roses and a Pandora bracelet.
“It was our pleasure to work with Andrea for the past eight years. Hard-working, dependable, trustworthy, honest and innovative are just a few words to describe her, the list is long,” said Carrie Smith, office manager.
“We will miss her here, especially her signature laugh and sense of humor, but we wish her the very best and support her decision to leave the company to further her education and make this world a better place.”
On Monday, Day reflected on her first work-free work day.
“When I passed IE, I felt an ache in my heart. I knew today was going to be hard on me,” she said. “I don’t think it’s going to get better anytime soon.”
However, we think that it might get easier for her sooner rather than later … right about the time she starts to become overwhelmed with school work.
Good luck Andrea!
For more photos from the farewell celebration, visit our Facebook page.