Paying tribute

I’ve been employed at my company for just about three years now, with the vast majority of that as a part-timer, fit in around classes. And I would quite possibly be unemployed right now if it weren’t for my boss.

I was absolutely devastated to hear he was leaving. I wasn’t surprised – a few things had led me to think he might not be with us much longer – and it turns out my instincts were right. Sometimes, though, being right is bittersweet.

I’ve had a lot of jobs in my time, mostly menial PT jobs, with grumpy or tyrannnical supervisors to match. But for what it’s worth, my boss is by far the best boss I’ve ever had. Easygoing. Flexible. Supportive. Always puts his team’s best interests first and goes in to bat for us. I can safely say I wouldn’t be where I am right now otherwise; he recognises people’s strengths and does his best to accommodate them, and gave me a chance to prove myself.

So, to my boss: You’re leaving some massive shoes to fill, and you’ll be sorely, sorely missed. You’ve been the best manager anyone could have asked for and our loss is their gain.

4 thoughts on “Paying tribute

  • Reply Investing Newbie March 19, 2010 at 02:19

    I think managers like to hear that they are appreciated; at least if I were one, I would love to hear that from one of my team mates. I think you should get him a card and/or a little something as a going away present. Also get his contact information for future opportunities, or even to develop a mentoring relationship.

  • Reply Jessie March 19, 2010 at 02:32

    i just found out that my manger is leaving too…. pretty sad 🙁 hopefully they hire us some new good ones!

  • Reply Amber March 19, 2010 at 15:36

    Aww that sucks lady! Those kinds of things are never easy. I know it’s going to be so tough when I leave the company that I’m at now as I absolutely love all my co-workers!

  • Reply Stephany March 21, 2010 at 11:45

    I completely understand the feeling, as my boss has done her best to help me out with my crazy hours and taking time off for school. It would be really tough to top her.

    I’m so sorry that your boss is leaving. It will definitely be tough but hopefully this new one will be good (or at least a little bit) as your old one.

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