I definitely stayed up way past my school night bedtime last night watching The Walking Dead. It is a pretty crazy show, and A-Rod and I finished the entire season. We just couldn’t stop! There are only 6 episodes in the first season though. Six awesome episodes full of awesome zombies.
Normally I’d post a pic right here, but they are kind of disturbing zombie images and I don’t have a disclaimer…
I was a bit on the tired side today, and maybe looked like a zombie myself…but at least my office was quiet.
My Executive Director (boss) and coworker are away at a conference in Newfoundland (lucky) for the rest of the week, and having them out of the office seriously changes our office dynamic. We only have five full-time staff (and four part-time retired teacher-coaches who drop in sometimes, but don’t have office space), so it’s very noticeable when two are missing.
I love working in such a small office environment. You get to know everyone really well, and I consider them my office family.
Seriously, sometimes I feel like my boss is my dad. Yesterday when he was leaving, he was all “and you can call my cell phone if you need anything, and here is the hotel we’re staying in, and here is our schedule…” and I asked “Can you leave us money for pizza?” (he didn’t )
These little interactions make me actually enjoy coming into work every day. Also, since we work for a non-profit, everyone genuinely cares about their job and the organization, which is refreshing.
Especially my boss. I have never really experienced having a horrible boss, but my current boss definitely takes the cake in the awesome boss department. I honestly cannot say enough about him. He is a hard worker, cares about our organization, and most importantly, cares about the employees.
During my last performance review he told me that what he truly wants for me is to learn and grow in the job. He doesn’t want me to ever feel like I just come into work, do my basic job, and go home. He wants me to feel fulfilled, inspired, and passionate about my work. He is all about learning experiences.
He said something along the lines of “I want to hear about what you’re doing several years from now, and be able to say ‘look at where she is now, look how far she’s come’.”
How amazing is that? No previous boss of mine has ever said that to me.
He has a great sense of humour also, and is easy to joke around with. Obviously we have fun too (and you can check out this post for examples of that).
Or you can just check out this picture:
Anyway, onto other things…
Yeah, that’s a McDonalds salad. People hate on McDonalds (and as they should, greasy double QP-eezies with cheezies are no good), but I don’t mind their salads. This is the grilled chicken Southwest salad, and with black beans, corn, peppers, and onions, it isn’t bad on the veggie front. I “healthified” it up slightly by using my own dressing instead of their creamy calorie-packed one, and I avoided putting their little taco strips on top. But I kept the cheese, of course.
I dunno, what do you guys think? Is a salad just a salad to you? I prefer my homemade ones, or Druxy’s amazing ones, but I don’t think a McDonalds salad is terrible just because it’s from McDonalds.
Lunch was leftover Santa Fe Chicken from the other day, and breakfast was peanut butter and sliced banana on a toasted whole wheat bagel.
I am off to meet up with my high school friends for a coffee date. I foresee a Starbucks pumpkin spice latte in my future!
Have a great evening!
Questions for ya:
- Have you ever had a horrible boss?
- What do you love about your boss?