Unbeknownst to me, Administrative Professionals Day was yesterday.
(Some admin I make, not having that anywhere on my radar!)
So HAPPY AP day to all my fellow admins out there! You know they couldn't function without you!!! I hope your bosses are extra nice to you and let you know how appreciated you are because you deserve it.
Anyhow, my boss had it on his radar and he gave me a card with a really nice note inside:
"Thank you for believing in what we do for people everyday and doing it in a caring, friendly way. you are a real asset and professional."
Awwwww. Isn't that sweet? We also went to lunch.
So, I was thinking...
(to which you groan and think, 'oh no, here she goes again')
My current boss is wonderful. That's not to say he's not without his quirks, but for the last 2 years they've been entirely LIVEABLE quirks. Some other employers over the years...not so much.
Someday I hope to be able to stay home and write. I know that's not realistic for most authors, but I really wouldn't need to earn THAT much (unless of course my hubs is planning on retiring early), so I think it's attainable here, if I can get a foot in the door.
I thought it would be fun to share boss horror stories. And if you don't have one, make one up! Entertain us...In retrospect, mine don't seem so horrible, but here we go:
One boss (an attorney no less) used to call in to the office pretending to be various people - some with unpronounceable names, some really rude or asking impossible questions - just to see if he could trip me up. The same boss used to also come into the office wearing a red clown nose...
Another boss, was attending a trade show but couldn't afford to have the brochures made up professionally. It was a really simple design, so I recreated it so all she had to do was have them printed (back before we had color printers in the office). Over a thousand copies. But she didn't have them collated, so yours truly spent hours upon hours collating these suckers and stapling them together. Finally, I finished them and left them in her office. When I came into work the next day, there was a three-inch pile of them on my desk. She didn't like where the staples were.
This same boss was also incapable of turning her computer on. When I left (to have my daughter), she called me at home so often (can you say stalker?) I finally had to change my phone number and fake a move out of state to get her to stop. I'm serious, she had NO clue who owed her money and who had paid, and wanted ME to straighten it all out even though I didn't work for her anymore.
The last crazy boss I had I'm grateful for because it's how I met my current boss. This guy told me one day that I was the best assistant he ever had. And this isn't the kind of guy to give compliments. The next day, he loaded spyware on my machine while I was at lunch and then pretended like it was MY fault when I complained about how slow the computer was running. When I found out what he had done, I gave him my notice.
There's one other I could mention, but I don't want to burn a bridge. I left on good terms and I'd like to keep it that way. Chances are no one from that company would ever find this blog, but I'm not taking any chances. So what about you? What nonsense have you had to put up with from your managers?
EXERCISE--would you believe I'm pacing myself? March of Dimes walk on Sunday--8.5 miles. I think that's my exercise for the week!
WATER--5 glasses (and a whole lotta Diet Coke!)
BOOK--About 500 words added...sigh.
It's not a purse, but I just got this from my sister and I thought it was soooo adorable, I had to share!