## Thank goodness for the boss ##
April 12, 2007 2:41pm CST
okay, okay, I was pregnant and I couldn't see my feet. My boss was discussing something with me and noticed that my shoe was untied. Finally, she couldn't stand it any longer and got down of her hands and knees in the hall to tie my shoe for me. I guess that was a good thing since I might have tripped otherwise, lol.
12 Apr 07
Ooooh, that's funny. You have such a nice boss. Or maybe she's just a little bit nicer to you because your pregnant. Sorry to say, I haven't been around any pregnant women lately; but if my future wife were pregnant, I wouldn't let work and would dote over her night and day. I hope I could it up for 9 months. ;-)
14 Apr 07
Thank god , even I have a wonderful boss. My boss is my dad and he has given me a piece of advice written and framed in cabin. His advice is -- A good boss? Encourages staff to grow and learn new things. Gives credit to staff and never acts as the lone hero. Treats staff equally, never showing favoritism. Takes responsibility when something goes wrong, instead of pointing fingers. Doesn't belittle or humiliate employees in public. All criticism is done in a helpful way, and in private. Gives employees a chance to shine by allowing appropriate levels of autonomy. Clearly defines the job duties and goals, and gives evaluations based on those agreed upon terms. Makes decisions and acts upon them. Likewsie, do what you say you are going to do. Respect your staff as professionals who were hired to do the job because the boss thought they could do it. Show gratitude and acknowledge good work. Act in an ethical way so that you serve as a good role model. A bad boss would not do these things, or do the exact opposite. For example, making promises that are never kept. Yelling at a staff member in front of colleagues. Having the attitude that "a paycheck should be thanks enough." Taking credit for all the good and laying quick and heavy blame for anything that goes wrong. Having lived through the bad boss scenario as well as the good boss, I know which one I choose.