While I was waiting for my INTERVIEW in a reception area, a pizza delivery man, a young guy, dressed in a T-shirt and jeans carried a heavy pack of pizza boxes and water bottles.
He struggled with the door, I jumped up, but before I could help him, a receptionist let him through.
5 mins later I am sitting in the interview conference room, the pizza delivery man walks in.
He extends his hand for a handshake and says:
“I am Greg Tagaris, Chief Information Officer of DoubleClick. Sorry I am a little late, I was taking food to my guys. They are working without lunch because we have technical problems.
I saw you trying to help me, thanks”.
He offered me a job right at the end of the interview, and I accepted, without negotiation.
Greg was one of many good bosses I had a good fortune to work for.
You can tell a good boss very quickly by how they treat other people.
Greg was a good boss in a good company, but I would work for him in any company.
A bad boss can make your job bad even in a very good company – they will micromanage you, blame you, and make your life miserable.
A good boss will stand up for you, will trust you, will listen to you, will make yours a good job even in a weak company.
Do you agree ?