We are not all lucky enough to have a nice boss who appreciates our efforts. Today, I was reminded that I do. He does little things with some regularity that show that he does appreciate the work that we do, and today he brought me and the other members of our team each a slice of Key Lime Pie from Sullivans Steakhouse. He had gone there for lunch and thought it would be nice to share a bit of the joy that he experienced there.
This was definitely not the first time he has done this sort of thing. In the past, he has brought us Cinnamon Rolls from Quick Trip, which is much better than you might anticipate and my favorite memory of something he has brought us in was when he brought in a Tartufo from Jaspers which is still my favorite dessert that I have ever eaten. According to the linked site, it is a “Homemade white chocolate gelato dusted with chocolate biscotti and chocolate sauce”, and it tastes even better than it sounds.
It does not take much to be a great boss, but sometimes it is these little things that make all of the difference. They were not requested, were completely unnecessary but definitely showed me and the other members of our team that he cared. Sometimes that is enough.
If you have any stories of things your boss has done to show you they appreciate the efforts that you put in, please share them. I know I always enjoy hearing stories about people who have done something extra to take care of their own. It seems far more often, it is the other side of the story that gets told. But there are lots of good ones out there, so why not share what they have done even if it seems small.