I was working full time while trying to earn my college degree. It was very stressful at times, particularly when I was studying for exams. I put every ounce of effort I had into both my work and my education and at the end of the day, I was exhausted. One day, I was called into my manager’s office. I didn’t know why and was a bit nervous. Instead, she asked how I was doing with everything and if there was anything the company could do to make things a bit easier during exam time. She was genuinely interested in how things were going, asked me a lot of questions about school and even gave me extra PTO to study. I felt like I had a real champion in my corner, and it meant so much. When I walked across the stage at graduation, she was there cheering me on. I couldn’t believe she took time out of her schedule to be there for something so important to me.