My boss rocks!

  1. Okay, time for a happy topic. I had a busy week last week covering for my boss who was out sick. There was some crisis management to be done, and I had to put in some extra hours and make a last-minute business trip. Although I regard this kind of thing as just part of my job, the cool thing is that she always recognizes and appreciates the extra effort. She presented me today with a beautiful black leather wallet, which I love.

    A few months ago, something similar happened where she was out of town on a business trip and I had to put out a lot of fires. When she got back to the office, started reading her emails and saw what I'd been handling in her absence, she immediately phoned a florist and had a huge bouquet rushed over by 10 AM with a thank-you card.

    The gifts are nice, I won't lie--but that gesture of appreciation is even nicer.

    I know some of you out there have managers or bosses you like and get along well with, who show their appreciation and who support you no matter what. Share, please !
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  3. by   Brownms46
    Stargazer...you're totally in a great place..to have a boss, who not only notices...but notices, and rewards you soo quickly! Wow....you have me green with envy...but a very nice shade of green...I must say... Bravo to your boss...for being so aware....of what she has in you...
  4. by   Love-A-Nurse
    ah, i am so happy to hear your boss do take the time to say in different ways, you are appreciated!
  5. by   live4today
    That is so nice of your boss, Stargazer! She must be quite the person to be so thoughtful and appreciative of you. :kiss

    Can't say I ever had a boss like this, but it's great to hear they do exist.
  6. by   ceecel.dee
    I came to work after a 5 day week-end, to a note on my desk from the DON written alongside a copy of a hand-written letter from a patient thanking the nurses for their care on the one year anniversary of the ER visit that they remember. She took the time to look up the note so she would know who the thank-you was meant for, even though the patient didn't remember the name of his nurse. The time she took to do this is appreciated!
  7. by   maizey
    Keep that job. There are not many bosses out there like that. The last few I had never had anything to say to the staff unless they had a gripe. They never tried to catch us being good as the saying goes, just when things were not so good. That gets old. A pat on the back goes a long way.
  8. by   Stargazer
    ceecel.dee, that IS nice. I hope a copy went in your personnel file as well.

    To be honest, I started this thread because I was perusing the Would you recommend nursing as a career? thread and got a little depressed from all the people who were saying they hated their jobs, they tell everyone they know not to go into nursing, they're looking to get out, etc. I don't begrudge anyone the right to vent if they're having a sucky day, or week, or month, but I know SOME of us have positive experiences to share, and I wanted to hear some of them. And maybe reassure the newbies that they haven't made a horrible, horrible mistake!

    Believe me, I DO know how lucky I am--but my boss is scaring me to death by talking about leaving in a couple of years to start her own business--and I would be her logical successor. Waaahhh! I don' wanna be the boss! I wanna have my fun little niche job and work for a great boss (who does most of the heavy lifting like [snore] :zzzzz budgets!)
  9. by   Hidi74
    Hi everyone!! My boss is also my best friend!! Talk about a hard relationship. For 8 years now we have worked side by side through a lot of hard times. About 3 weeks ago I told her I had decided to go to school full time.I was a little scared because our relationship has been strained for a while. My decision to find a new career, made some weird difference to her. She not only was ok with it but for the first time in 8 years told me she was PROUD of me for working and going to school. WOW what a feeling. She has even said it over and over to others. I now feel our friendship has reached a new level. It made my choice to pursue nursing as a second career much, much easier.
    By the way, from the thread the other night about there being an "in" group here. I personally have never felt that. I feel like I know all you guys, and I learn so much from all of you. I feel support from all of you when Im feeling down or stressed. I am glad to listen to all you guys have to say everyday and I can't wait to learn even more!!!!!!

    Hidi74 Future RNangel
  10. by   nurs4kids
    kewl..glad to know I'm not alone in my "awesome boss" euphoria. I recently changed units and gained a new boss who I've known forever on a friendship basis. He's better than I ever imagined. He recently acquired this unit because the previous bit..eh, boss was running off staff. Anyway, I didn't realize just how pathetic my previous boss was until I was blessed with the current angel!
  11. by   SharkLPN
    My boss is always absconding with leftovers from her dreaded management meetings - doughnuts, cheese and crackers, fruit trays, and brings them 'home' for us to nibble on. Keeps us happy and keeps the ol' BS going during a busy shift as well!
  12. by   nakitamoon
    Stargazer,,,,, cherish & thank your boss,,,,

    I too, had a wonderful administrator,,,,, for four years,,,, I was her designee,,,,, She everyday did little things,,,, Knowing I was apprieciated & complimented job I did,,,,, She was about to have support staff,,,,, maintenence,,,,, housekeeping,,,, on thier toes,,, work being accomplished,,,,, She had the gift,,,,, of getting the best from everyone,,,,,,

    She retired two months ago,,,,,,, I miss her so much and I believe no one can replace her,,,,,,,

    Trying very hard to give the new guy a chance,,,,, He is a blob behind the desk,,,,,, good thing and bad thing,,,,, When I end up routinely doing his work,,,,,,

    So like I said,,,,, cherish the time you work together,,,,,,
    ~Moon
  13. by   Stargazer
    Off-topic: Tracy, nice to see you around again!
  14. by   Dr. Kate
    I have been fortunate to have had some really great bosses over the years. Not all of them but some. I think your experience with your bosses makes a difference as to how you view nursing.

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