Back on Administrative Professionals Day, I shared with you a really nice thing my boss, Chris Edwards, did for us one year. Today is Boss’s Day. It’s time for us to let our boss’s know that we appreciate them too.
I was hired by A Cleaner World in 1996. I was in my latter 20’s and had held a few positions since graduating from college. In those few positions, I’d had a mix of bosses. We’ll just leave it there. After a short period at A Cleaner World, I knew that Chris was the kind of boss I needed. He was there for support and guidance. He laid out my responsibilities and expected me to do to my job. I did, and it was perfect.
Being single and young, I was also involved with the Greensboro Jaycees at the time. So realizing that I found the place and boss for me, I nominated Chris for Boss of the Year…..and he won! I don’t remember the details or even the year anymore – I think it was somewhere around 1998. My memory has slipped a bit with age. The one thing I do remember is that I had to get up in front of a bunch of people, make a speech, and present him with the award. That I didn’t forget and still remember the “I’m going to throw up feeling” before walking to the podium. I have a HUGE fear of public speaking! But I survived. And I’d face that fear and do it again today if I could. I still think he’s the best boss I’ve ever had.