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25 instances of bosses being absolute sweethearts and treating their staff with compassion

The bosses and managers in this list are true gems who lead by example and compassion. Above all, these individuals understand the importance of mental health and seek ways to induce positivity in the office space.

25 instances of bosses being absolute sweethearts and treating their staff with compassion
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There is no end to horror stories about rude and conniving bosses. Such bosses make coming to work every day seem like a massive chore. But what about the other side of the coin? Where are the stories of bosses that make work seem like heaven on earth? The fun bosses who ensure that every employee actually enjoys their time on the premises? As much as the subreddit r/Antiwork might make you believe otherwise, such bosses actually exist and we are going to talk about them in this list.

Representative Image Source: Pexels | Andrea Piacquadio
Representative Image Source: Pexels | Andrea Piacquadio

It is quite evident that bosses can make or break the work environment. But having a good boss who actually cares about the well-being of their staff is not something everyone gets to experience. The bosses and managers in this list, however, are true gems who lead by example and compassion. They don't intrude on every detail of your life as long as you give the work on time. They do not seek their own comfort while planning activities for the team. They back up their employees in confrontations, rather than insulting them for the sake of customers. Above all, these individuals understand the importance of mental health and seek ways to induce positivity in the office space. Yes, they truly do exist and these 25 examples are proof of it.

1. "I wish more businesses backed their staff this way."

Image Source: Reddit/u/DivineMs_M
Image Source: Reddit/u/DivineMs_M

2. Who wouldn't want to work for someone with an emotional soul



 

3. "Our boss makes us breakfast every Wednesday without fail. Really helps the morale."

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Image Source: Reddit/u/DatNick1988

4. "This is how you boss."

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Image Source: Reddit/u/PhenomenalPancake

5. "Recently just had a kid. Have been struggling even with my new job that pays decently, I reached out to my boss thinking my request for overtime would be denied since I'm still in my 90 day probation. This was his response. I'm literally crying right now knowing my boss cares enough to break rules to help." 

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Image Source: Reddit/u/francoeyes

6. "I confided in my new manager how much I'm struggling mentally with my new job. I also commented on how much I loved her pin badges. This was on my desk this morning."

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Image Source: Reddit/u/IdgePidge

7. "I'm a student working for a chain of sushi restaurants. Got a gift card from my boss for New Year's. Will probably not get to eat like this until graduation."

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Image Source: Reddit/ u/mhaom

8. "My boss leaving notes on my paychecks." 

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Image Source: Reddit/u/Hai_kitteh_mow

9. "Got this from my boss at work (I’m a fitness coach). I don’t think I’ve ever received such positive words from anyone else I’ve ever worked with."

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Image Source: Reddit/u/justlooking033

10. "My boss got me an early birthday cake delivered to the office today. Can't wait to go home and dig in."

Image Source: Reddit/u/Lynx-Uganda
Image Source: Reddit/u/Lynx-Uganda

11. "When you stayed behind at work and your boss nicks a bun from the bosses' break room for you as thanks."

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Image Source: Reddit/u/Gaming_with_Hui

12. "My daughter was admitted to the hospital hours before I was due to leave on work travel. Then found out she was spending the next night too. No questions, my boss offered to call the hotel and adjust my reservation for me."

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Image Source: Reddit/u/niteowl183

13. "My boss is paying for my car repair."

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Image Source: Reddit/u/Echoris09

14. "For all of you with sh**ty, incompetent bosses... I apologize...this was on my desk when I came in today."

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Image Source: Reddit/u/winstonsmithwannabe

15. "Food retail is a nightmare at the moment, but this response from my manager is perfect. Thanks boss, it really means a lot to me."

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Image Source: Reddit/u/Chips86

16. "My old boss made care packages for his employees since they are closed. He truly cares about his workers!"

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Image Source: Reddit/u/xPenguinHD

17. "My boss gets it."

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Image Source: Reddit/u/tnv21

18. "I intern at a fashion magazine. My boss asked if I liked lipstick and handed me a bag of free samples."

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Image Source: Reddit/u/russian-red

20. Where do we apply for this boss?

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Image Source: Reddit/u/simonHaykin

21. "I’ve had terrible teeth my entire life. It’s been the bane of my existence. Today I got a $10,000 quote on the cost of what needs to be done, and it just made me feel even more helpless. My boss, mentor, literal angel, is taking care of this for me, free of charge."

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Image Source: Reddit/u/born2stab

22. "Boss mailed me this after two years at my newest job. Complete 180 from the last job I was at."

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Image Source: Reddit/u/farkleboy

23. "I was having a rough day at work so my manager brought me a bouquet."

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Image Source: Reddit/u/squidikuru

24. This is my boss, running a nearly $200 million dollar company, emailing the whole company."

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Image Source: Reddit/u/reddit_dis_dik

25. "My boss encouraged me to paint at work since it's been so dead, so here's a cute little snowman! Cheap tempera paint on a brown grocery bag."

Image Source: Reddit/u/sheikahslutt
Image Source: Reddit/u/sheikahslutt

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