A: What’s your ideal boss?
B: I have had an incredible boss, who was my direct supervisor during the last year of my co-op work experience. A-bout two months after I began working for her, she really let me spread my wings. She encouraged me to work independently, because she said she had come to trust my judgment and commitment. So I was able to move forward on projects without having to check in with her every day. Of course, I made certain that she knew what I had accomplished on a daily and weekly basis because I gave her summary reports, although she didn’t specifically ask me to. Without her support and encouragement, I don’t think I would have felt confident enough to have written up a proposal suggesting that the department change a process that had been in place for a long time. But she was open to suggestions, so long as employees could back them up with research and facts. When I submitted my suggestion, she reviewed it and told me where she thought It needed more work. She then took my revised proposal to her boss. He was a more conservative type, but she lobbied him to try It for several weeks. He did, and it was so successful that it was instituted as a permanent change. I’ve also worked for some very difficult bosses in summer and part-time jobs. And while l，d certainly prefer to work for one like IVe just described, l，m the kind of person who can get along with just about anyone.
B:我曾经有过一位令人敬佩的上司，她是 去年我教育合作项目的指导教师。我为 她工作两个月之后，她就对我开始“放 飞”。她鼓励我独立工作,她说她充分信 任我的判断和承诺。因此,我不必每天 向她请示就能推进这个项目。当然，有 些东西还是需要让她知道，我每一天、每 一周都做了些什么,会交给她总结报告， 尽管她并未提出特别要求。没有她的支 持和鼓励，我不可能信心十足地拟出一 份计划，建议系里对一个已经很久都停 滞不前的项目进行改革。她对各种建议 持开放态度，只要提建议的员工有研究 成果和数据支持。我提交了我的建议， 她审查之后，告诉我哪些地方她认为还 需要改进。后来，她又带着我修改后的 计划去见她的上司。那位上司比较保 守,于是她尽量说服他,让计划试行几个 星期。他答应了，计划成功了，此后作为 制度而永久执行下去。在暑期和业余时 间，我也曾经为一些很难相处的老板工 作。尽管我更愿意为刚才提到的那种老 板工作，但是我跟谁都能和睦相处。