Nicest Thing Your Boss Has Ever Done For You?

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Hi monkeys, so today is my last day at my internship and when I got to the office, my boss left me an entire plate of homemade chocolate chip cookies as well as a gift card on my desk. Wasn't expecting anything like this and she didn't really have to do this.

So the title is pretty self-explanatory, can be from an internship, current job, past job, etc.

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Aug 16, 2017

Take me out to super high end steakhouses that I wouldn't personally pay for on my bday and let me run up the bill. Did the same thing when I passed my series exams and CFA lvl 1. Also paid for CFA lvl 1 out of their own pockets b/c the firm didn't pay.

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Aug 17, 2017
BobTheBaker:

Take me out to super high end steakhouses that I wouldn't personally pay for on my bday and let me run up the bill. Did the same thing when I passed my series exams and CFA lvl 1. Also paid for CFA lvl 1 out of their own pockets b/c the firm didn't pay.

My company was dragging their feet to pay for CFA L2 exam fees, so I just charged it to the Corporate Amex and told my boss to 'deal with it'.

lol - it worked.

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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Aug 17, 2017

Corporate Amex huh? Must be a high roller.

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Aug 16, 2017

One time my boss sent me an email saying "good job" and I printed it and hung it in my cube. It was like getting a gold star on a first place trophy that I could always look to for support in dark times.

Aug 17, 2017

that's a truly inspiring story and surely something that the next generation of monkeys will fantasize about

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Aug 17, 2017

Hahahahahaha. Every analyst in my bullpen used to do that. The most prized emails were ones where an MD would spell out "thanks".

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Aug 17, 2017

Ha yeah those were special ones too. One time I also got a "Get some rest" after a "looks good please print 20" - this was a close second place.

Aug 17, 2017
George_Banker:

One time my boss sent me an email saying "good job" and I printed it and hung it in my cube. It was like getting a gold star on a first place trophy that I could always look to for support in dark times.

I got a letter from my 7th line manager for being a top 10% performer one year. He was in charge of North America and 1/4 of the company (100,000) employees.

I wrote him an email and said thanks for the letter. His response?

"**Your **Welcome"

f'ing brutal...this guy.........

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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Aug 17, 2017

"There are no two words in the English language more harmful than 'good job'"

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Aug 16, 2017

$550ish bonus since I put a two weeks notice and was so good at serving food x)

Aug 16, 2017

Lmao bro wtf. Where was this at?

Aug 16, 2017

sears optical
she kept trying too. kept trying to pull me into the doc's office and push me up against cabinets in the file room and texting me asking to hang out and shit. shit was weird af

heister:

Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

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Aug 16, 2017

Two things
1 ) My direct boss took our team out to lunch about 1-3/wk. Pretty incredible considering he doesn't get ALL of it expensed.

2) My car had an engine problem and he drove me to O'reilly's and helped me fix the oil leak.

Overall, very solid guy.

Aug 18, 2017

I interned at a small boutique and my boss also was taking the whole team to lunch at least once a week, with only a small portion of it expensed. Simple things like this are the best imo.

Aug 16, 2017

Employment. Then a very nice gift card at Christmas and takes me out to lunch quite a bit.

Aug 16, 2017

Still waiting

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Aug 16, 2017

I've never had a boss push me to the point where I've beaten them to within an inch of death. So I have a clean record. There's that.

Now one or two have gotten me close.

Aug 16, 2017

My favorite boss story is when my boss took me to Costco at lunchtime and bought a bottle of Menage a Trois wine for me to take home to share with my gf

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Aug 17, 2017

gave me a raise after 7 month

You killed the Greece spread goes up, spread goes down, from Wall Street they all play like a freak, Goldman Sachs 'o beat.

Aug 17, 2017

he provided a salary that was just enough to pay for my expenses but had me coming back for more haha

Aug 17, 2017

I found a job in San Fran but they fought to keep me and gave me a raise to pay me what I would have made there + low COL in Texas, I stayed at the company (was an intern)

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Aug 17, 2017

A partner at a regional boutique took me in as an interns for my sophomore summer when I was desperate for an internship.
An MD in my current group let me took a half a day off so I could spent the time with my girlfriend before she left for her residency in another city.

Aug 24, 2017

would've never pulled that shit.

would've stayed at my desk. No go.

Aug 17, 2017

Did my work for me while I was on bereavement leave. And gave me extra time beyond the company policy.

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Aug 17, 2017

In high school I did direct sales (not mlm) and my then boss got me some cigar and scotch sampling packs, and a few months later Laphroaig 12 for graduation, of course saying "now you have to sell X in the new Y weeks so you can afford and try the 18 year old." Good incentives

Aug 17, 2017

My boss gave the entire team travel packages at the expense of the company after a successful year, and we had a great rest.

Aug 17, 2017

My boss arrived early for a client meeting, where his badge expired. He had to go to the bathroom in the common area but couldn't come back into the office section and had to message me to open the door. That brief moment of me deciding whether I should open the door or not is the nicest level of authority he has ever given me.

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Aug 17, 2017

Nothing.

Associate at Family Office
"Investing is not a game of Possibilities but of Probabilities."

Aug 17, 2017

Gave me a protected 2 hours once
- UBS IB

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Aug 17, 2017

I went on a fairly big vacation (rare for me) one time and when I got to the hotel room there was a bottle of wine and a card from my boss. Total surprise because I had only mentioned the name of the hotel one time and that was a few weeks before the trip.

"Successful investing is anticipating the anticipation of others". - John Maynard Keynes

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Aug 18, 2017

This one is actually pretty cool/thoughtful.

Aug 21, 2017

I would have ordered 5 more and room service and put it on their card.

Aug 20, 2017

3 weeks severance.

Aug 20, 2017

When my wife quit her job for a better one her boss said "want me to lay you off so you get severance?" You have to work hard to get loyalty like that.

Aug 21, 2017

Did she turn it down? In future background checks that employer would have to state she was terminated.

Aug 21, 2017

Appreciate the advice. We did think of that, and with her company a "layoff" would be easily understandable, but we decided against it, and tens of thousands of dollars. "frowny face"

Aug 21, 2017

Nicest thing? My boss approved my 3 day vacation and I was ecstatic. This is so sad thinking about it now...

Aug 21, 2017

I gave my Managing Director my 3 weeks notice to move from my first analyst gig to the buyside. My boss, at first, was not happy to see me leave but understood it was a great opportunity for me.

A few days later, the girl who handles our recruiting that I was friendly with showed me an email that she was copied on. The email was from my boss and sent to the the HR director, informing the director of my resignation and need to begin the recruiting process for my replacement. There was a sentence in there that said something like: "He exceeded our expecations and added tremendous value to our team." It was short, but meant a lot to me to hear him speak so highly to others without me copied, it showed - to me at least - that he wasn't just being "polite".

My last day was a friday, and he was participating in one of those industry organization golf outings with a client of ours. It is something they do every year, all the big wigs are there. He told me he would try to finish up early and be back by 4pm to see me off. This was a summer friday and our office usually clears out around that time. I hung around for 20 minutes or so, starting to think he was drunk, forgot, etc, until he finally showed up - full golf attire. We chatted a bit and he said "call me anytime you need anything...we will always have a spot for you here if things dont work out." I felt genuinely appreciated by those words and that he left the "party" to come all the way back to the office (45-mins to an hour) to give me a professional send off.

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Aug 21, 2017

Truly remarkable. In today's society and specially coming from a MD that is something else. He considered you his friend (in my point of view, that is)

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Aug 23, 2017

This might be the nicest comment on the whole thread IMO. It sounds like all of your hard work truly paid off, congrats!

Aug 21, 2017

Hired me?

That's about it the guy isn't very nice.

Aug 21, 2017

Just paying for my lunch - I mean they pay me a salary for this very reason, so its always super nice when they go out of their way like that

Aug 21, 2017

Took my girlfriend and I to the bahamas for a week

Aug 24, 2017

I have a buddy at a shop like this. They take the entire company and their spouses to the Bahamas for a week annually

Aug 21, 2017

Always bought more than his fair share of drinks for the rest of the team

Aug 22, 2017

Gave me a Daniel Wellington watch and a $60 bottle of booze. Made me one highly strung motherfucker...

Aug 22, 2017

Wrote me a 2 page recommendation letter that was from the heart and definitely has assisted me in developing my career.

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Aug 22, 2017

Nicest thing my (former) boss did was fire me. I say this in hindsight, of course.

Aug 24, 2017

Delete

Aug 23, 2017

When my boss gave me my offer he said, "I think you're smart enough to do this job, but you're not a genius. And if you do think you're a genius we need to have a different conversation".

Getting close to a year later and I haven't decided if its the nicest thing I've been told or the most backhanded compliment.

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Aug 23, 2017

wedding present and holiday = little bonus for honey moon!!

Aug 24, 2017

I was lucky enough to get tapped to help a Sr. Principal launch our 4th closed-end fund (real estate private equity). I researched and wrote the 10 or so pages of the PPM that detailed the Market Opportunity--essentially, the "why you should invest in our fund." This took hundreds of hours of researching, going back and forth with our lawyers and fund administrators, and probably 50+ rewrites. Rewarding, but extremely labor-intensive.

Anyways, as we were nearing the finish line, the out-of-state team from our fund administration firm flew out for a meeting at our office. The morning of, my boss texts me/another analyst and says to bring shorts and casual shoes with us to work. After the morning meeting, he tells us to change and meet him at a dock...where he has his 60 ft. boat (yacht? idk) parked. We took the rest of the day off cruising up and down the SoCal coast drinking margaritas and bullshitting with him and the out-of-town guys. Pretty cool thank-you.

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