I was out with a touch of the flu the other day. Despite a fever and general flu symptoms, I still tried to get some work done from home. At one point, I e-mailed my boss to try to get a quick answer for someone else’s question.
That’s when I got an answer that surprised me. She told me to stop working. Imagine that! In today’s economy when people go to work with strep throat because they’re afraid to take just one day off for fear of getting fired, my boss told me to stop working. She said if I continued to try to work through the illness, I was only going to get sicker.
I’ve never felt more valued as an employee than I did reading that e-mail.
What have your bosses done to make you feel appreciated?