Have you told your Boss or Manager Thank You?

How often have you told your boss or manager thank you?  Once a month, once a week, once a day or ever?

For the sake of argument, let us say that generally employees would like to hear the phrase, Thank You, from their boss from time to time.  How many times have you had a coworker state that they are frustrated because they worked really hard the other day and that the manager didn’t even say thank you.

Almost every employee states that they do not hear thank you enough, but have you ever thought of how many times you or others have genuinely told you boss or manager thank you?

I am not talking about your boss giving you your copies that you forgot on the copier machine or opening the door for you and you say a quick thank you.  I am talking about your boss doing things that you are not aware of such as redoing a schedule so you can spend more time with your family, getting to work before anyone else to ensure that the heater or air conditioner is on and running and that their a fresh brew of coffee started so when you get to work everything is as most comfortable as they can be.

Its How you Say it

Telling your boss or manager thank you sometimes not as effective as the way you say it.

Boss, I just want to tell you that I notice the things you do in the morning AND I also notice how many people overlook this and don’t say thank you and those people are so used to you doing all of these things for us in the morning that when or if you stop doing it then they will notice how much you do for them.  It is just unfortunate that they don’t notice your hard work, you must wake up so much earlier than us to ensure that you can make this office the most comfortable as it could be.  I just want you to know that I do notice and I am very gracious of what you do for all of us.

Typical Results

Let me tell you, your boss will not expect a response to their morning routine actions such as this.  What you told them will hang on to them for days or weeks to come or even longer.  They will most likely think of you or what you said fondly from time to time.  When your boss thinks of what you told them while they are frustrated with something else, so they can calm themselves down to help them remember what their employee’s think of her/him, you will be on the boss’s eye more often.  This could help with future promotions, a better office or simply a happier, higher morale boss (who wouldn’t like that last one).

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