Purple Promise awards went to 11 employees for going above and beyond their duties to fulfill the company's pledge to make every FedEx experience outstanding.
Other Memphis-area employees receiving awards were Cynthia Fitzsimmons, a senior paralegal, who received a Purple Promise award for solving a customer's shipping problem at a national conference; and Debbie Stephens, senior human resources development specialist, recipient of a Humanitarian Award for supporting cancer patients.
I did a quick Google search and found what I believe is Fitzsimmons' blog, Silly Little Cynthia. I'm pretty sure I got it right, because it says she lives in Memphis, is a paralegal and loves her job at FedEx.
Her April 8, 2010 blog post, "An Attitude of Gratitude," says a lot about why Fitzsimmons is the kind of paralegal that goes above and beyond the call of duty. She writes:
I can get out of bed angry because I have to go to work or I can choose to be grateful for the job I have waiting for me. How you choose to look at this decision is also a choice. You can view life with either an optimistic or a pessimistic approach. It’s your call.
In another post, Fitzsimmons writes that she's grateful "to have a good company to work for and managers that care about our needs and concerns." I don't think Fitzsimmons is silly at all; she seems like the kind of person that gets up determined to bring a positive attitude to whatever challenges her day brings.
With a great attitude like hers, that's no doubt that Fitzsimmons is exactly the kind of person who will go the extra mile to help a client. Practical Paralegalism congratulates her for receiving a Purple Promise award in recognition of her outstanding service and commitment to her profession.