Sunday, February 13, 2011

Next Time You Feel The Need to Share, Please DON"T

As a note, I like my boss, alot. We talk often. He tells you what he needs and he expects it done. No over the shoulder watching or micro-managing. Just do your job.

That said, He came into my office last week sharing what began as good news. Seems I was nominated for the annual innovation award(That I wasnt aware existed)for a piece of field equipment I developed last year. I was kinda surprised because while it worked out on site very well I thought it was a one and done project.

I was excited for a minute as he said JH was really pushing for me. Thats really nice I thought. Then he said I was the only one nominated this year. OH?? Hmmmm. I'm feeling pretty good about my chances now.

Then....He tells me the board is considering not awarding it this year. Seems it's normally awarded to engineers and Phd's and the like for more advanced developements.



Not sure how to take that. While I was tickled how well the thing worked, I didnt think it was a big deal to start with so I really shouldnt be disappointed now. The boss said he told me because he thought it was important and he was putting it in my file. While I appreciate the sentiment I wonder if I really wanted to know that I may lose to nobody.

13 comments:

bunny said...

...lol, I know exactly why he told you.Everybody needs to have an ego stroke every once in a while...and it's only February the best is yet to come.
I think someone out here in blog land should send you an award..

Come on ladies...

bunny

Not So Simply Single said...

Don't you just want to bitch slap your boss?

Damn it...seems like some people have no common sense when they speak.

Come here boss man and let me slap the shit out of you....come here....

Wait, let me do it tomorrow, on Valentines day when I really will have my panties in a wad....

Laughing...

Lisa

Pearl said...

I would be a bit disturbed by that, too.

It's worked so well that you should be awarded something, but because you don't meet the educational levels that have been present in prior winners they're just not going to make any awards this year?! Since when do you need an advanced formal education to have a brain that cuts to the chase and gets the work done?! ACK!

Pearl

Simply Suthern said...

Whoa Now!!!
I prolly need to clarify some things here before y'all ladies lynch the boss. Put down the torches and back away for a minute. LOL

I won't be upset or really disappointed if I dont get the award. I didnt know it existed so nothing really lost. I totally understand it might not be in line with what the board typically looks for because we have some amazingly brilliant folks working here that have created some very innovative things. Hey, I've created cooler things than this. I am in the "development group" Recently renamed "Integrated Solutions" so thats my job.

I suppose my beef is the way I heard it. It's like someone tells you, "Hey, I had an extra ticket to the Super Bowl, I was gonna call you but I forgot and I ended up going alone" Kinda thing. Why mention it. Why dangle the carrot(or Girl Scout Thin Mints). I spose he had to if he was going to put it in my file.

Again I aint mad at the boss. He's one of the best managers I've ever had the pleasure to work for. I was just a bit befuddled and wondered if I was being a bit sensitive about it.

But thanks guys for being so kind.

Not So Simply Single said...

Happy Valentine's Day!

I am cheery. I just am writing the Hate thing on my blog to be funny... That's all.

I know it's just another day...and I am lucky to be single when I remember that a bad relationship sucks...

P.S. YOU didn't give me your name...

My Aimless Infatuation said...

Well in my mind "you got the award". I think maybe that's the way your boss saw it too.

J.J. in L.A. said...

Why tell you something that wasn't going to come to pass? He could've just put it in your file and left it at that.

karen said...

Odd, truly odd.

Travel & Dive Girl said...

Knowing what you know should be award enough. Still odd.

OLLIE MCKAY'S ~ A Chic Boutique said...

Good for you anyhow!! Keep up the good work ~ rewards or not :)) Happy Friday to all!

Sandra said...

I think that's terrific. In our house, our motto is: If you're not a winner, what are you?...the response: a loser!
....so clearly you aren't a loser. Go with that!
And congrats on your Innovator of The Year award!....see, when I say it like that you're excited, right!

Donna said...

Hello my friend, I have been so busy the last couple of months that I haven't written or read anything. But I got to catch up today....here is the deal...good job fixing your heater. Nothing is worse than being cold, I can be hot so much easier...congrats on the award, who cares how many people were nominated? The thing is you did something great and no one else did. That is all it means. And if they do something scandalous like discriminate because you don't have a PhD.....well that would be a mistake. I am glad you are well...work hard, and find a place in your house for the award...

KaLynn ("MiMi") said...

Backhanded compliments, don't cha just love it!

I think he was a bit ticked that the board wasn't gonna see fit to give it to ya. He wanted you to know that you are a great person in his book. Sounds like a great guy, honest.

I have a boss like that but when the owners decide something there is nothing he can do. He just runs the place and takes orders just like we do.

Congrats on the non award that is in your file but not on your wall!!

Cheers!