Most of us celebrate Thanksgiving by feasting on turkey and fending off well-deserved food comas. But really, Thanksgiving is more than all that. Its true essence lies in being thankful for all the beautiful things we have – including our jobs.
For adults, we spend most of our time at work. We frequently rub shoulders with our colleagues, and focus on developing client relationships, optimising our skillset and doing what we are so passionate about – our job.
As we celebrate Thanksgiving this year, we ask the youngest members of the PRecious Communications team to share what they are thankful for at work.
The warm and deep feeling of gratitude is one of the brightest feelings a human can ever experience. With 2020 introducing numerous challenges from a life safety perspective, the simple notion of physical and mental well-being has gradually gained tremendous importance. What has also played a crucial role for me personally, is being with people, who have constantly stood by my side.
Throughout my PR-adventure at PRecious, I have been surrounded by an indefatigable and creative team. My team would always support, advise and guide me throughout the sophisticated art of communication and public relations. The energy that nourishes their endless efforts in achieving better results and applying smarter strategies has continuously inspired me, and being able to embark on this priceless PRecious experience with them is probably something I am most grateful for.
Contributed by Anastasiia Tsilyk, Junior Client Executive, PRecious Communications
As a young padawan trying to navigate the foreign wilderness of PR, I’m beyond grateful for the guidance and support of my colleagues. My manager Darren has been there to show me the ropes since day one and has been instrumental in my journey at PRecious.
Many other kind souls have also taken me under their wing, though I have yet to get the chance to snap a pic with them, and they’ve really made stormy days seem brighter and more manageable. From laughing through the stress together and finding ways to help each other, my teammates are the MVPs of my thanksgiving cornucopia.
Contributed by Tisha Martinez, Junior Client Executive, PRecious Communications
Thankful for sharing the passion, joy and struggles with colleagues
Stepping into a new industry is always challenging as one is stepping into the unknown. One cannot always expect to receive a helping hand constantly, especially in an SME, but I’ve received guidance not only from my direct bosses but also from managers across different departments and countries.
I’m thankful for sharing the passion, joy and struggles with my colleagues and clients as we bring PR initiatives to life. The first picture shows the planning stages prior to our weekly webinar, and the second one shows our mandatory pick-me-up after it’s all over. Because at the end of the day, one should reflect on your accomplishments and give a little pat on your shoulder – you did great!
Contributed by Toh Liu Han, Junior Business Development Executive, PRecious Communications
Grateful for colleagues nudging me in the right direction
The last feeling one would expect in a new job is comfort and familiarity, but that’s exactly what I’ve felt from day one with my Edge team. Each of them has been nudging me in the right direction so that I take wings on my own very soon. It’s the best kind of nurturing any person needs when he’s just starting out, and I’m truly grateful to my colleagues who have been kind, sweet and patient in dealing with my myriad doubts and questions. I haven’t had a chance to interact with many others in the office, but I’m sure they will be as delightful as the fascinating Edge team. Overall, my Edge team is a warm embrace that soothes me even on tough days.
Contributed by Aishwarya Valliappan, Junior Client Executive, PRecious Communications
Thankful for the lucid presence of PRecious people
Team meetings and office sessions are days not be taken for granted, purely due to the lucid presence that PRecious people have. This year has been a roller coaster one, but joining the PRecious team has marked a great highlight in my life. Every day, I get to be encouraged in the process of developing myself to become a better communicator in the PR industry. Learning is the only gift which has no end button, and learning together with this bunch of remarkable individuals never gets me awed and excited. Go PRecious! 😀
Contributed by Jeslin Kaur, Junior Client Executive, PRecious Communications
Thankful for guidance and directives
As we come to the end of the year, there are many moments to look back and be thankful for here at PRecious. The guidance and the directives I receive from my team members are what I consider the most valuable takeaways from this internship.
I have grown a lot (though still learning) and have overcome many challenges along the way. This learning journey would not have been possible without the team’s care and concern. And of course, not forgetting, our wonderful clients, who have been working closely with the team – always imparting their expertise and widening my perspectives.
Contributed by Grace Chan, Junior Client Executive, PRecious Communications
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