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A good boss is hard to come by. Many bosses will be a total horror-show, like Bill Lumbergh in ‘Office Space.’ They’ll take credit for your work when it’s good, throw you under the bus when it’s bad, and make you come into the office on a Saturday. Sunday too.
But a good boss inspires their workforce to want to work hard and, in turn, make them look good. It’s all about respect. And nobody embodies respect more than our Vice President, Joe Biden.
From double-fisting Ice Cream to yelling about ‘Malarkey,’ no matter which party you affiliate with, you can’t deny that ‘Uncle Joe’ is an all-around great guy.
And thanks to an excerpt from Esquire, via Gavin Newsom’s Facebook Page, we now know that Joe Biden isn’t just a great guy, he’s a phenomenal boss as well.
To My Wonderful Staff,
I would like to take a moment and make something clear to everyone. I don not expect nor do I want any of you to miss or sacrifice important family obligations for work. Family obligations include but are not limited to family birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, any religious ceremonies such as first communioins and bar mitzvahs, graduations, and times of need such as an illness or a loss in the family. This is very important to me. in fact, I will go so far as to say that if I find out that you are working with me while missing important family responsibilities, it will disappoint me greatly. This has been an unwritten rule since my days in the Senate.
Considering that bosses these days expect literal blood, sweat and tears from their underpaid, underappreciated employees, it’s nice to see that the Vice President of the United States treats his employees with respect.
Let me say that again: The VICE PRESIDENT of the United States of America is saying that nothing is more important than family obligations. The guy who is a heartbeat away from the Presidency, who casts tie-breaking votes in the Senate that become laws, and whatever else he does that is considerably more important than what your boss is working on, is telling you that it’s okay to miss a day of work for your cousin’s college graduation or your parents’ wedding anniversary.
That, right there, is a class act. No Malarkey..
[via Gavin Newsom / Facebook]