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Does your boss ever do this for you?

post #1 of 23
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I was alone in the office last week because Debi, my office manager and partner in crime, was in San Antonio for the Fiesta celebration they have. Well, while she was gone, our owner comes out of his office and we were talking, and he told me what a wonderful employee I am, that I always have a good attitude, do what ever is requested of me, am always bright and cheery with our clients, how I brighten up the office and how he wishes he could double my salary! (me too!) Well, needless to say I felt great and told him I really appreciated hearing that. It's a shame most bosses only let you know when your doing something wrong..............

Do your bosses give out more praise to you?
post #2 of 23
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Originally Posted by kittylover4ever
I was alone in the office last week because Debi, my office manager and partner in crime, was in San Antonio for the Fiesta celebration they have. Well, while she was gone, our owner comes out of his office and we were talking, and he told me what a wonderful employee I am, that I always have a good attitude, do what ever is requested of me, am always bright and cheery with our clients, how I brighten up the office and how he wishes he could double my salary! (me too!) Well, needless to say I felt great and told him I really appreciated hearing that. It's a shame most bosses only let you know when your doing something wrong..............

Do your bosses give out more praise to you?
Thats great and well deserved. I don't think enough bosses do that unfortunately. I think they fear it's like being a softy and they will lose control. I have two bosses, one does do that, he always shows appreciation. The other is very fearful and doesn't trust people and is critical of others only.

I am also a supervisor (of non career types, student employess) and I try to do that as much as I can.
post #3 of 23
I wouldn't know because we never know what they are saying to other people in private....


Yes, I always went up in every job I had very quickly...but I have no idea if I got more praise or not. If you mean did I receive more praise then compaints, and not more praise than other people...always...never had compaints.
post #4 of 23
My boss believes in telling people "JOB WELL DONE!"
post #5 of 23
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Glad to hear this guys.........it's been my experience that my previous bosses never had much praise for anyone.........but they were sure quick to tell you when you screwed up!
post #6 of 23
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Originally Posted by kittylover4ever
Glad to hear this guys.........it's been my experience that my previous bosses never had much praise for anyone.........but they were sure quick to tell you when you screwed up!

I have had my share of them too and like I said, one I have now is like that. She is so tense it's sad. I try to take her with a grain of salt but it's hard sometimes.
post #7 of 23
I'm fortunate to have had a great boss for the last 6 years! He rarely is "hard" on me. If he wants to tell me to change, he is straightforward and never mean. He offers praise and makes me aware that he knows how hard I work.

But the reason I love him is that he will deal with difficult people for me. If someone is irritable, he is always available to talk to them. And he doesn't just tell them to stop being rude. I have heard him talk to one person for half an hour, letting them tell him everything. He just says, "Really?" or "They said that?", and just pulls conversation out of the person. He is able to diffuse many situations. Since I work in a psychiatrist's office, we need to be careful with people-are they just plain mean, or is there a serious problem?

Great idea for a thread.
post #8 of 23
Are you kidding me my boss is a freek! She's not happy unless she's miserable and screaming at us!
post #9 of 23
Geez. Now I feel bad. I don't tell my employees how much I appreciate them.
post #10 of 23
"Thank You" -- two of the cheapest words in the world, but you would think they cost millions the way they are hoarded and handed out, miserly and grudgingly.

I had 3 women who assisted me before I retired, and EVERY day, I would go into the coffee shop and, for the slightest reason, or no reason, I would prepare a cup of hot chocolate and put it on a tray with a paper towell for a napkin and carry it up to the front office and give it to the woman who had done something "special", or "above and beyond," or as stated, for no reason at all.

At first, they were dumbfounded, their "boss" bringing them hot chocolate, but you have NO IDEA what a team we were, and the obstacles we overcame.

They were, all 3, super special people, and I miss them greatly, and tell them so when I can find an excuse every few months to visit the office and say hey to them.

The best feeling in the world is doing something for others.

One of the women told me after I retired that when I would come down the hall with the tray and hot chocolate, the word would spread and practically all work would cease and they would anxiously wait to see who was getting the "treat". I had no idea, as I was watching to be sure I didn't spill any or make a mess.

Strange what memories can make you misty, huh ?

Leonard.
post #11 of 23
awwwww Susie, I´m feel glad for you!
About my boss... , he never told me "Good work" or "well done" sinceresly, I can see it that is hypocresy when he talk to me sometimes...
But thank to God I have the Work...
post #12 of 23
Oh Susie, you really deserve it. I don't have a proper job, my employer is my Nana and she will tell me "Job well done" too.
post #13 of 23
Susie, it's really great working for someone who appreciates you, isn't it?

The place I work at now is like that. They do it in little ways all the time, and when yearly reviews come around it really makes me feel good. The last place I worked was nothing like that - only said anything when it was wrong.
post #14 of 23
My boss is a very dry. He doesn't express himself and I never know what he is feeling about my performance. However during my review I got an exceed expectation and one of the biggest raises so I must be doing something right.
post #15 of 23
The best thing a boss can do for his or her employees is to let them know that their efforts are appreciated. It isn't a show of weakness; on the contrary, it helps to build respect and trust. I try to tell my teachers specific things they are doing well as often as I can.
post #16 of 23
I tell my guys often - but one takes it as if it is "his due" and very "lordly"... hard to describe - but the bad thing is I *look* for things to praise him on - hard to find. Actually I think I need to be more critical and less nice.... not in my personality unfortunately/fortunately.

How about an additional question, is there something your boss doss to make you feel like poo - but maybe could be taken another way?

Also how to you take praise? Critisisim?

Critisisim makes me feel like poo, but I am learning. Today my boss asked me for an assignment he gave me.... it wasn't done. So instead of givining him alll the very valid reason on why it was not done. I just said "I am embarrassed to say that it is not done yet" He looked at me at said "Well, its like like you haven
't had much to do!" (Trying to get 150 laptops configured, data trasfer, et, etc,,,,during 4 da period in Fort Meyer Florida.. See he just laughed, and siad he understood. - That is what I like about my bose, I even liked my previous boss more - worked for him for about 8 yearsm\\, the current one, only about a year.
post #17 of 23
I've really been blessed with great bosses. In my current job at www.thefloatinghospital.org (check it out!) All my bosses are quick to praise me. Even our CEO, whom we all call by his first name has said many lovely things to me, and I've heard additional generous remarks from him, about me, through others.

When I was a floor nurse, my nursing supervisor Dale and I worked side by side for 20 years, man did we see it all. When I decided to leave, she wrote me a letter of recommendation that literally made me cry it was so beautiful. Other letters from doctors were just as lovely, they were never the kind of letter that was 3 or 4 sentences either, they were practically essays.
Dale and the docs used to always tell me, "Barbara, your nurses notes keep us out of court!"

Like I said, I've been blessed.
post #18 of 23
My boss is awesome about being positive and thanking us for our hard work. It's been a particularly rough week and she was extra careful to say thanks. I know I'm lucky - I've worked for other people who are the exact opposite.
post #19 of 23
He's never actually said it to me because he's not the type to show his feelings if that makes sense?!, but i have heard him telling clients how i take the pressure of phone calls from him, and because i've been there so long and know the clients very well, he sometimes tells them if he's not available to speak to no one else but me.

So that makes me feel like i'm doing something right, plus if i need to go somewhere in office hours theres no questions asked because unlike some at our place he knows i don't take him or the company for granted.
post #20 of 23
My boss is sort of aloof, but very appreciative of all that I do for the office (I manage an office and am the only woman there).

My guys are always great to me. I get flowers on Admin Professional's Day & Secretaries Day and all those other little days set aside for people like me who take care of the higher-ups!

My company is the type of place, if ya do something wrong, you are told about it right away and sort of raked over the coals; however for every little tiny thing you do RIGHT, you are rewarded! It's a fun company and we're all very close to each other.
post #21 of 23
my last boss was, without doubt the boss from hell!!
I hated her so much, and she made my life hell, i'm just glad she got sacked because i left, thats one way of getting back at her
post #22 of 23
Cap, your Lizbeth looks just like my Grey, a manx. Beautiful children and good pics.

Leonard.
post #23 of 23
Well, at my company lately, they've had to. We've lost one PM and I and the other experienced one are looking for other jobs because we're stressed out. I've had lots of health problems lately due to the stress. AND....we just lost 3 key people (2 of whom were resources for me so I now have only 2 left and one is my boss). *sigh* Right now I AM their top dog, or as a friend said, shining queen, but I'm a little sick of it because I'm underpaid and the commute can take up to 3 hours one way and I can only deal with 1. Oh, but I do have to say that I love both of my bosses. They are working very hard to make our jobs easier, it's just that that's nearly impossible to do right now.
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