Do you respect your boss?

India
October 11, 2008 7:49pm CST
how many people are there whocanactually respect their boss? More often than not, people only give lip service inadmiring their boss. They do so because they know that their future lies in the hands of the boss. Is there anyone who really admires the boss and says "I would like to be like him."
6 responses
@cripfemme (7718)
• United States
13 Oct 08
I'm really good friends with my ex-boss. I only got let go because the website was restructuring. We were friends before I started working for him, as we are both disability rights activists. I value him more as my friend than as my boss. I've never worked for anyone I don't respect nor do I expect to as I don't think it would go over well.
• Philippines
13 Oct 08
when i had my first job as an encoder, i did admire my boss. she's very strict with rules but very kind and understanding whenever people make mistakes in the office. after working hours we would hang together as if she's my big sister. what's sad is that her other employees took advantage of her kindness (it is a recruitment agency where her own relatives run the rules when she's gone for business trips). the company crumbled because of her corrupt (if that's the right term) relatives. that's why even when i knew i wouldn't make much, i stood and supported her 'til the time the company broke down.
12 Oct 08
I respect everybody not just a boss. But even if you are my boss if I think you are wrong I will always tell you off, privately I am not that bossy but I just want to help to make things right at work. I am not scared to be fired anytime because I know there's always a way to find another job if I will have to. I have never had a boss that I idolized to be like him or her yet.
• Philippines
12 Oct 08
Ofcourse i do respect my boss cause she is nice and she loves his staffs. My boss is well mannered and very patient when it comes to mistakes of her subordinates. She treats us as her own family. We learn alot from our boss.
@cgobble (171)
• United States
12 Oct 08
I have to agree with the concensus, I have previous bosses that I did admire, but my current one, not so much. But then again the trust and admiration I had in one previous boss was betrayed after I left that job. She was brought up on fraud, waste and abuse. Which even though I had left that job, it still meant a lot to me that it felt like I was misplacing that trust. I mean, I know that's life, and people will let you down. But it is really hard to see someone that you admired and trusted and had the utmost respect for - betray you and many others. So I guess that even though there isn't a deep respect and admiration for my current boss, I guess that the chances of her faultering and betraying the trust of everyone at the job site aren't as great since no one really has too high expectations to begin with.
@jstmarfz (1499)
• United States
12 Oct 08
I do! I admire the people whom i worked for. They don't treat me as their worker but as part of their family. I met some of their relatives and I couldn't believe the treatment they give to me. They are so wonderful people I ever met here in the states except for my hubby's family.