I have just become the recipient of the first ever 'Staff Award' at the purple charity. I got a certificate and £100 in vouchers of my choosing. This is my reward for keeping the department alive while my manager was off on 3 months sick leave.
Over a month later I am only just begining to catch up and get back to what resembles normal. In an uncharacteristic surge of bravado I asked for a pay rise. the answer as expected was a big fat no.
I am tired.