My boss got suddenly nice to me today...
February 13, 2012 7:50pm CST
I just think this is somewhat a funny story. To me. I have been hassling my boss about getting a Friday off, using my vacation pay (any Friday, really, I have not been picky!) for about 2 months. She has kept putting me off with excuses and whatnot, and even jokingly (but seriously) saying things like, "You don't need a day off!", etc. I really don't NEED a day off but it would be nice, and I've been accumulating some vacation time, so I might as well use it to give myself a nice, long weekend. Anyhow, I was casually discussing with her a job I saw posted for the local post office, which I am increasingly interested in, and all of sudden she kind of flipped out and gave me all the forms I needed to take a day off. She knows that I'm not going to work for her forever, as it's a position that really isn't GOING anywhere if you know what I mean, but it must have freaked her out a little bit and reminded her of how much she relies on me! I just thought it was interesting that as soon as I mentioned a potential job, just in reference, that I hadn't even APPLIED to yet, she started acting WAY nicer to me and offering to give me that vacation day. I guess it just goes to show you - don't take people for granted.... Has this kind of thing ever happened to you? Humor me!
16 Feb 12
That's really funny! People (sometimes, bosses) really take others for granted that only when there's a threat of something else that they get their undies in a knot! It's like my old job. For a while I knew that I was well underpaid there. There were two us in the department and the other was a senior guy. Although I did 70% of the work, he was paid more. When I came to my boss and told her I was quitting. She suddenly offered me more money! Unfortunately for her, there were other things that I had to consider so I still quit.
14 Feb 12
Hahahahaha! Well that should teach her a lesson. I haven't experienced that before though. I guess this is a perfect example of the saying, "You'll never know how important someone is until you lose them