“Approve and Post.”
The phrase dominated my Monday as I clicked that option nearly 200 times in the UNMC Today database for comments our employees made on the UNMC Today story about an EVS appreciation contest.
The contest – held in recognition of National Healthcare Environmental Services Week – was simple. Employees were asked to name and say a few kind words about their favorite EVS workers. The EVS worker who generated the most comments would win the contest and get a $30 gift card to the Midtown crossing eatery, Crave.
Tomas Vizcaya-Landaverde – an Environmental Services employee who works on the fourth-floor of the Medical Science Building – received more than 40 comments/votes to win the contest.
The comments that Vizcaya-Landaverde generated alone would have made Monday’s item the “most commented-on” story in the history of UNMC Today.
But then more than 150 others commented, too.
Me personally, I voted for Craig Lainson and Zonia Nazaruk, who totally kick butt up here in the 4230 Building. My coworkers and I can’t see how any other EVS workers even compare to Zonia and Craig.
But one look at the infinite scroll of comments shows that you all feel the same way about your office’s EVS workers, too.
To be honest, I was thrilled to have my Monday plans washed away by the steady stream of Outlook notices that told me more people had more nice things to say about the EVS workers who do so much to make our work lives better.
It was one of my favorite days as editor of UNMC Today, actually.
We’ll do more this week to recognize our EVS staff but if you get a chance today, take a look at the comments from Monday’s story.
Furthermore, if you see any of the EVS workers who were lauded in there, bring them over to your desk and let them see what people said about them.
They work hard and they deserve to know how we feel about them.