"I was pretty sure I'd get something from them before I was released from the hospital," she says, quickly adding, "But I was only there two nights, so I just figured that they didn't get it out in time."
The thirty-three year old woman is an Assistant Store Manager of Target in the upscale Buckhead neighborhood of Atlanta. She describes herself as "well-liked" and "witty." Cooksman was positive that seven days after her surgery, she'd have received a card, or a balloon, or a funny e-mail. But after a full week, the silence coming from Target #4072 is deafening.
"The whole store knows that I had the surgery, because my appendix ruptured while I was working. I even managed to help unload the delivery truck while I was waiting for the ambulance to arrive, because we were a little short-handed that night." The four-time winner of the employee-voted "Manager of the Quarter Award" has kept busy at home by crocheting a blanket for one of her pregnant Target team members.
Cooksman says, "I'm giving them the benefit of the doubt. It's possible that the entire staff signed a beautiful card for me and then it was lost in the mail. Definitely possible. Or maybe they're planning a big 'Welcome Back' celebration. That would be just wonderful."
Editor's Note: There was no celebration upon Cooksman's return to work.
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
ATLANTA, GA - Since being hospitalized over a week ago for an emergency appendectomy, Meredith Cooksman has been anxiously awaiting a "Get Well" card from her co-workers.