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.