Recently, a senior woman colleague of mine, someone who I know but don't know well, stepped up and went out of her way to protect my time by getting me out of a time-consuming service task. Even though it put her in somewhat of a bind and left her scrambling somewhat.
I am so very grateful to this colleague. For protecting the time of a junior faculty person. For helping out someone who's not even in her department. For seeing potentially problematic things in this situation that I was not able to see. And for just doing something really, really nice.
Thank you, Senior Colleague.