I know....I've been a bad blogger. I've been at the gym. :-)
Why is it when your boss asks you to "close the door" we all assume it's going to be bad. Even if we haven't done anything wrong???
Is it something that our parent's ingrained in our skulls at a young age? Is it the cliche...."We need to talk" talk?
Whatever it is....it gave me a heart attack today.
I went into S's office today to file some paperwork in the manager's file. S is a busy man so I try to keep my visits to his office minimal and short.
S: Hey Chep (he didn't call me Chep....but he has) go ahead and close the door. I want to talk to you before I get a million people in my office today.
Ah Crap....I think I saw him with one of those communications forms up earlier today....I wonder if that's for me...I see him whip one of those bad boys out and give it to me..I start to panic.
S: I want to read this.
**OK - don't show that you're worried - grab the paper....pretend to read....scan for diciplinary action.....wait....did I see a "exceptional on there??" I look up and see S just grinning....I start to re-read.
Basically he was telling me his good performance is due to my performance.
He got one of these too....it was a communication for commendable performance. He had gotten a written communication from the Academic Dean for commendable performance at his job and for an exceptional file audit.
He turned around and tossed me a compliment stating he couldn't have done it without me (not in those words....that would be hokey) but you get the idea.
I must admit it made my day. Heck I would have to say it made my week.