If we could all settle down for a minute, I would like to propose a toast to Vivienne. Viv, today you will be leaving us here at Anytown Department Store, and I just want you to know how much we'll miss you and how much your work in the Shipping Department has been valued.
Often, our behind-the-scenes employees think no one notices when they do something truly great. Well, I'm not sure if you all know this, but Vivienne is responsible for the entire overhaul of the Shipping department that resulted in a 15% increase in productivity. Not only did she get her employees moving faster, she also got higher ratings than any other manager in the company that year.
What's so impressive about this is not the results (although those are pretty striking) but the way she did it. Vivienne didn't just crack her whip; that's not her style. No, Viv figured out exactly what would motivate her team and then implemented it without costing the company a dime. Vivienne is, without a doubt, a shipping genius.
Well, Viv, we're sorry to be losing you to those grandkids of yours, but I guess we'll just have to get along without you. Besides, I'm sure you'll be busy spoiling your little spaniel rotten. So, here's to Vivienne! Behind the scenes, but always at the front of our hearts!
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