I L-O-V-E my job and my boss! And I can safely say I’m “in love” with him cause he’s not much older than my son-in-law plus he’s a cutie-patootie!
I’ve worked as a legal secretary all my working life. I got my first job as a legal secretary working for a friend who eventually became a district judge. Her husband was our mayor for several years and is now a state senator.
The majority of my years as a legal secretary was working for a firm that believed in “cracking the whip”. (You girls out there in the legal field will relate to this post). I worked under some pretty stressful situations. Whenever there was a trial, the attorney was in what I called “trial mode”….stressed to the hilt. His wife would call me in the morning to warn me he was on his way to work and I’d call her in the afternoon to let her know “Elvis had left the building” (he did a great Elvis impression). Don’t get me wrong, there were some fun times too, but mostly lots of drama! If court was at 9:00, it was not unusual for me to get a tape to transcribe at 8:40! Judges calling from the bench dictating an order and they wanted it yesterday! I could go on and on but thankfully, those days are in the past.
I “retired” from full time work about 6 years ago when hubby and I got married. He didn’t want me working full time and I’ve never looked back. At first, I was off on Fridays and since hubby was self-employed, we’d go out of town a lot of time for the weekends. I remember the first week I was off on Friday….when I went to bed that Thursday night, I was so excited I could sleep in in the morning!
Then about 3 years ago, I started worked for my sweet boss. At first I worked two days a week for him and now I work 3 days from 9-3….off on Mondays and Fridays! Doesn’t get any better than that.
Mr. Wonderful is so easy-going and I boss him around unmercifully! He lets me, too! He appreciates the experience I bring to the table and I appreciate his easy-going nature. While he’s not a top-gun attorney (he could be, doesn’t want to be), he is a combination of kindness, consideration and compassion, traits not typically found in a lot of lawyers. Trust me, I know!
Just today, I got an e-mail from him where he said he realized he didn’t pay me last week and apologizing! How many bosses do that? I hope you’re as lucky as me and your boss is this sweet.
And in case you’re wondering, yes, my hubby knows how much I love my boss….it makes things much better at home!