I have been working with many bosses for my 16 years working experience through out my life. Some I label them as evil, witches,bitches,stupid, idiot and not to forget the most charming one :) Yeah! I am trying to be honest here. Not all of us love the person we work with. Most of the time we bitch about them. Why? May be we failed to understand why they behave in such a way and make us hate them. Try to be boss on your own and feel the pain of people to hate you. You are not boss if everybody loves you. You are a boss if you have a combination of hate and love. (my opinion only ok)
Well among all the bosses, I have one boss that I wish I could understand him more. He is not the most perfect Boss and he has his own limitation too. I remember him because there is some chemistry that I feel when with him which is still mystery until now.I guess it is also call fate. He support me all the way by giving me good recommendations for my MBA course (I graduated last year) and to all headhunters and future bosses whom I provided his mobile number as my referrence. His good words make me who I am and my intention for him to proud of me , really make me push myself to who I am now. I want him to feel not a waste for him to throw all good words on me to the people who called him for verification.He once told me I am one unique Malay Lady he ever met and wish we could get to know each other better during my tenure in his company.
It has been 5 years since I left, he knew I went all the way to pursue my dreams.We communicate through emails once in while to catch up on each other update. He have been reminding me on not to get carried away with my career and forget about starting a family. He is a bachelor until now for his own reason. Sorry Boss, I feel not responsible enough to take care of people. I have been breaking my own promises to him to drop by sometimes to his office. I feel really ashamed of myself. I have my own reason and limitation from not doing so. Maybe 4th Quarter this year, perharps? Hope not too late to so later.
Today for the first time I sent him a vase of orchids and boxes of blooming flower chinese tea as my appreciation for his kindness to me and also a humble wish for a bless new year ahead. He love it! I am so glad and as much as you mentioned I make your day today and for me you make my day.
I cheeriesh the friendship and hope this will last. No other intention! :)