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Boss came back from his hols and came in especially this morning to give me a pat on the back before flying back out, to Milan this time, for a QBR. And so I'm left to hold the fort for another week.

I find myself wishing more and more that I didn't have to go when J. returns to work on Oct 4th. Boss is the best manager ever: he trusts me and lets me get on with things, yet is always there to support me if I need him. He teaches and encourages me to go with my gut on the issues I'm confronted with, and if I have a problem, he'll take time out to talk it through reasonably and calmly until I arrive at the solution myself.

He tells me he's impressed with my work so far, and the fact that we are making progress in our efforts to improve CSAT scores across the board is largely down to me and my amazing communication skills. He says that from his point of view, I'm the ideal deputy, who understands the business goals and needs little or no direction in achieving them. He says a lot of complimentary things like that, and he means them, too.

I wish there could be more managers like him out there.



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Jul. 4th, 2011 10:59 pm (UTC)
Definitely the sort of boss to have.

Any chance of a permanent job in the organisation coming up?
Jul. 8th, 2011 06:35 pm (UTC)
Not really. Apple are looking to hire 4,300 new staff this year, but all in Retail...to man the new Apple stores that are coming into existence in Europe and Asia. I don't really see myself as applying for a job there.

But, as our HR manager said to me the other day, you never know what might happen!
Jul. 5th, 2011 07:02 am (UTC)
It makes such a difference to have a good boss. I have a lot of time for mine too.
Jul. 8th, 2011 06:37 pm (UTC)
Good bosses are like hen's teeth. They make the job so much more enjoyable.
Jul. 5th, 2011 03:37 pm (UTC)
I hope you can manage to stay on after your contract ends. It sounds like a good environment to work in.
Jul. 8th, 2011 06:41 pm (UTC)
Rest assured that if a chance comes bup for me to stay on after October, I will jump at it. But realistically, I should start looking for other opportunities.
Jul. 7th, 2011 10:51 am (UTC)
Now I'm green with envy and want to work for your boss too. x
Jul. 8th, 2011 06:42 pm (UTC)
Wouldn't that be something? :-)
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