Be kind and lend a helping hand
The Little Things
I was in line at the grocery store and two small children were in line behind me. The little girl had a paper medal on that she had won at school, and her (jealous) brother told her to “take her medal off.” The mother said nothing.
These words stung, as I was once told by my (adult) cousin to take my well-earned medal off right after an academic ceremony. I turned around and told the little girl she should be proud of her medal, and I asked if I could see it.
Watching her little frown turn into a little smile made my day. No one should be made to feel bad about their accomplishments, no matter how small. (EngrBabe)
Behind the scenes, I appeal patients’ denied insurance claims and basically yell at them until they pay.
It’s the best feeling! My recent accomplishment was getting United Healthcare to pay an $180,000 medical bill after a year of appealing them. UHC basically said that they didn’t have to pay it because the hospital (my client) didn’t properly “notify” them when the patient physically stepped into the building. Thankfully, they realized denying such a huge bill over something so inconsequential is absolutely insane. (layla__)
I volunteer to work awkward holiday days, to allow other workmates to have longer family holiday time. I have no family nearby. (AnotherLeon)
I do this too – I actually really like working that period as well (way less incoming work because everyone else is away, so I can actually catch up with all my outstanding stuff), which makes it less heroic, but I like the fact that my colleagues with children can take that time and enjoy it. (Statscollector)