Every week in staff meeting at work we take a few moments to thank team members. Most of it is in the form of, “I thank X for helping me to finish Y on time” or “I thank G for helping me figure out what to do about Z.” But once in awhile a team mate offers extra thanks in the form of “pride award points” that can be spent on gifts through our gift store, or even transitioned to real $$$ to spend on Amazon.com.
Yesterday several people who worked on a project that I was involved in received pride awards. I didn’t get one.
I don’t expect recognition. I like recognition though.
And when everyone else on the team gets recognized and I don’t – well – it makes me wonder why.
Was I forgotten? I don’t like that idea. I don’t need to be popular, but certainly don’t want to be forgotten.
Did I do something wrong? If I did, I sure would like someone to share that with me so that I can learn from it.
Did I not put enough effort into it?
Why, why, why??? It makes me feel deflated, demotivated.