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. 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.