Throughout my time at ABT, I have made a great friend at work – Pat. True we did not get along at first and someone had to teach us how to work together, but we eventually became close friends.
Mailing is constant here at ABT, and I had to work with Pat often. He can do amazing things! He can seal your envelopes and knows how to pull the letters through on a conveyor belt to postmark them. You can easily send something to another country by selecting an international letter.
Though he makes life easier, he can also decide to act up. He will stop working and say he has to “warm up.” Or he holds onto a letter and will not let go until you yank it away from her. We will be working on a large project, and then he decides that she does not have the funds to finish and stops working. Of course, all the problems are resolved with the help of someone else or us taking a moment and revisiting the issue. Simply restarting has fixed many of our problems. All and all, we had some good times together.
Pat, if you have not have guessed, is our postage machine. It may seem weird to write about a mail machine’s importance, but around the development office, we would be lost without it. Huge mailings are sent out before large events, including member ticketing privileges. Whenever donations are received, donors receive letters in the mail explaining their membership or thanking them for their gift. During the seasons, we send out many mailing for the events, such as mailing dress rehearsal tickets and instructions to members. In general, the development’s primary form of communication remains ground mail. Without Pat, the development office would take longer to get out important information to donors and have to lick a lot of envelopes.