Work has been NUTS since returning from my travels. I've already worked almost 25 hours this week and it's only Tuesday! I'm pretty pleased that I've managed to keep up with my post a day (ok, I've posted a couple things late, but I think that's STILL pretty good, all things considered!), even if I've not been able to offer anything too earth shatteringly amazing.
Anyway, the nutso week has been making me think . . .
Have you ever worked for a crappy boss? I've generally been pretty fortunate over all, but I have had a few who sometimes made me want to run screaming for the hills. By the same token, a great boss can make a crappy situation so much more bearable.
My job is pretty stressful, but when I think about the good luck in my life, my boss is pretty high on my list. After working for years for a woman who, despite being a decent human being, was a total micro-managing freak as a supervisor, I switched my current department a couple years ago. I've been amazed at how much happier it makes me to have a boss who stands back and lets me do my thing. It is so great to work for someone who is supportive and accessible when I need her, but trusts me enough to let me take ownership of my work.
If that isn't enough of a gift, she bought me an awesome Amazon gift certificate for Christmas. For the first time in ages, I am at a complete loss for what to buy myself, but I am sure I will find something fun.