On Saturday I went to a BellSouth reunion. I worked at this particular office, the Thornton Road Collection Center, about 20 years ago. I haven’t seen any of the people who worked there since I left the building to go to a different job at company headquarters. I was so nervous about going! I must have changed my clothes five times before deciding exactly what to wear.
I only spent about two years at Thornton Road, and it was during a particularly bad period in my personal life. I was sad and depressed for most of that period. Fortunately, I had the best supervisor on the planet when I worked there. She was, and still is, one of the most caring people I have ever met. She truly cared about “her girls”, those of us in her work group. I went to the reunion because I knew she was going to be there, and I would have a chance to tell her face to face just how much I appreciated her. She is the most Christian person I have ever met because she not only talks the talk, she walks the walk, and treats everyone she meets with love and respect.
The job I did there was not fun. As a matter of fact, it was a drudge. I was a collections representative–I talked to people all day every day who had had their telephone service disconnected for non-payment. They were not happy people, and difficult to work with. I am so glad I got out of there when I did.
I enjoyed seeing a lot of the people at the reunion. After dinner, each of us stood up and told our “story” of what we have been doing since we left BellSouth. That was very interesting to find out what everyone has been up to. And of course, I loved telling MY story! I would love to go to another reunion of one of the places where I worked.