I like my boss...

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  1. EugeneR

    EugeneR Second Unit

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    Weird, I know. But today he just marched into my office and handed me a check for $500 out of the blue "to defray the rising price of gasoline." I live pretty close to the office, don't drive that much on business and have a pretty fuel efficient car. But I didn't turn it down. [​IMG]

    Last year I mentioned to him I was trying to buy a house and he gave me a sizable raise two days later, and told me I would still get my review which wasn't due for several months. When review time rolled around, he gave me another chunky raise. Funny, but when I first interviewed with him, I thought he was kind of an asshole, and that he didn't like me at all. I was sure walking out of the interview I wasn't going to get the job. Turned out to be the best boss I ever had. Shows how much I know.
     
  2. Robert_Z

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    It's funny that your first impression of the guy said A-hole. My experience is similar but on the other end of the spectrum.

    In my experience, most of the people I have met who seem to be friendly and helpful at first turn out to be the biggest pricks/b*tches of all.

    I have come to judge excessive niceness from strangers as a warning sign of trouble.

    By the same token, people who initially seem distant or uninterested usually end up being down to earth and easy to get along with. Go figure.

    Can you ask your boss to give me a raise too? [​IMG]
     
  3. Scott L

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    Pretty interesting philosophy Robert. The more I apply it to the people I know, the more it seems to be true! [​IMG]
     
  4. Holadem

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    Where do you work? Are they hiring? [​IMG]

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  5. Paul McElligott

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    I think I'll print out your message and show it to my boss. [​IMG]

    I actually work for a pretty generous company. After exceptionally good months, the CEO hands out $100 bonuses to all employees.
     
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    Our drinking fountain is free and they don't charge us for toilet paper.[​IMG]
     
  7. Jeff Ulmer

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    Ah, but flushing is expensive, and they didn't tell you that the fountain and the toilet are connected...! [​IMG]
     
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    THAT was good! hahaha[​IMG]
     
  9. Adam Bluhm

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    Sounds like a good boss, Eugene. My boss does yours one better, I'm afraid. He lets me sleep under his roof and eat his food.

    Thank heavens for parents. [​IMG] They let you save your money for retirement/house while you mooch off of them!
     
  10. Joseph J.D

    Joseph J.D Cinematographer

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    That is a good boss....the place I work at doesn't seem to have the term 'bonus' in their vocabulary.[​IMG] Also, their yearly raise (if you can call it that) averages between 2 and 4 percent which is pathetic. Can I have your job Eugene?[​IMG]
     
  11. Chris Lockwood

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    Eugene, what type of work do you do? Did all the employees get those checks?
     
  12. Danny Tse

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    I work for the government....enough said [​IMG]

    My supervisor refuses to give me a performance evaluation, so I have nothing in my personnel file. Going to HR and complain didn't do any good. Forget about raises. And worst of all, I've seen my supervisor enter bathroom stalls with work papers....only to see those work papers given to his subordinates later on. [​IMG]

    Really....what line of work are you in, Eugene?
     
  13. Kirk Gunn

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    That sucks, usually HR is all over supervisors for this stuff. How long have you been with the company and how many employees ?
     
  14. LewB

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    Ahh, Human Resources. Their motto is: Human Resources, were the employees are considered to be neither.
     
  15. Paul_Fisher

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    Interesting, your boss must not have some sort of budget to go by.
     
  16. Henry Carmona

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    Sad, do u work for Initech?
     
  17. EugeneR

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    I'm a lawyer.
     
  18. Chris Lockwood

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    OK, so the $500 was like an extra hour's pay, eh? [​IMG]
     
  19. Max Leung

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    Eugene, are you by chance working for Wolfram and Hart?
     
  20. EugeneR

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    No, but it sounds like a good place to work. [​IMG]
     

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