Thank you for continuing to share your stories with us! Below are some of the updates we’ve heard from you this week. You Knights are helping more than you know – keep it up!
“As a retired military person with years of experience in the world’s “hot zones”, I’m not at all used to sitting on the sidelines during a crisis. This situation has taken me way out of my comfort zone. I find myself torn between getting things done (honey-do list already completed), and just hunkering down to ride it out. Obviously concerned for the well-being of family, friends, and associates, I must continue to force myself to resist the temptation to go out and assist – as must we all. I am thankful that I work for a company so dedicated to its people that its leadership (from the very top down) will continue to expend resources toward their personal well being in these darkest of times. As MLK Jr. so eloquently stated: “The ultimate measure of a (man) is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” Leaderdhip’s actions have certainly helped me cope and accept my newfound role as a watcher vs. do-er, at least until circumstances call for more.” – Scott
Thank you, Knighted!
“The last Town Hall virtual meeting brought tears to my eyes (in a good way). Thank you Knighted for caring to keep health benefits going for all employees. This is huge and most appreciated. I decided to take this down time to try to quit smoking (i’m on day 3), walk 4-5 miles everyday and we have planted a garden and orchard in our backyard. I am trying to turn such a negative, devastating time in our lives into something positive. When this is all over, I plan to hug my family so tight. So far 2 cousins, one from Michigan and one from Chicago have been hospitalized with COVID-19. My youngest daughter works in the ER at a local hospital and her health and safety are a huge concern. They are out of essential supplies to help her remain safe. My husband, my oldest daughter and I will buy the ER staff dinner on Monday . . . trying to find ways to do more.” – Erin
“Well, anyone that really knows me would tell you that my favorite thing ever is a clean house! If someone told me “here’s a couple of weeks of just staying home and cleaning” I would have thought I was close to heaven. Well, truth is I MISS WORKING AT KNIGHTED! It took me a few days to get use to the new sleep schedule (I work nights) and now I am in Spring cleaning mode. I am concerned about income but at least I don’t have to pay for a housekeeper 🙂
I can’t wait until we are all together working and attending the events I love. When I do get to go back to work, I’ll be super happy and only 30% will be from my clean house…lol!
Thank you Knighted for the Town Hall meetings and keeping our spirits hopeful.” – AH
“I’m in the middle of moving and 4 days before moving out my grandmother went into the hospital and finally came home today (3.30.20). In the middle of moving I was going through old photo albums and saw how many pictures we had and didn’t realize how much has changed. When she came home, I held her, fed her, and helped her fall asleep. As I watched her I thought to myself when did these wrinkles come in. Why haven’t I been as present, why did it take a quarantine for me to notice these things. I realize how much I took for granted, and I would say it’s something that a majority of us don’t realize.
Yes its unfortunate that we all have to stay in place, but we will make it through. Time may seem like its taking forever, but in a world where we let so many things pass us by, take advantage of this time.” – Sam