04-25-2018 06:36 AM
I know some of you on The Corner have seen this photo before. However, there is a deeper story to it than just a mug. I received my orange Jigsaw mug when I became a Rainmaker late 2006 or early 2007. I loved my orange mug. Not every new Rainmaker got a mug. Many broke during transit so Jigsaw switched to t-shirts; but I had my prized mug. Fast forward a few years to 2012 or so, and my wife was cleaning out our cabinets and getting rid of old things to donate to Goodwill. She donated my orange coffee mug! I was stunned and shocked. She had just returned from donating it, so I raced to the store to recover it and perhaps buy it back. To my extreme disappointment, I could not find it. It was gone...I posted my story on The Corner the next day.
A couple of weeks later I get a package from Chris Williams @cwills77, systems administrator for Jigsaw, data.com, Connect, etc. Inside of the box was a replacement orange Jigsaw coffee mug with a note inside that said, "Dear Granbit, you see, we do read posts on The Corner! Enjoy the mug - Chris". A hefty shout out to Chris...thank you, sir.
It is interactions like this that make (made) life in The Corner so unique. Users engaging with staffers like I've never seen before. Personal relationships established from several years worth of posts or even better, experiences like the Rainmaker events in Vegas. I will truly miss this thing we all called, The Corner/Jigsaw/Data.com/Connect.
04-25-2018 08:28 AM - edited 04-25-2018 08:29 AM
@Granbit Good story, and sure says a lot about a great staff member!
As much I as well have received/earned several items over the years, I can certainly see how that particular mug is extra special.