My boss is the most wonderful person in the world.
The tailpipe on my car is broken and has been for a while, and I have some other things wrong with my car. My boss knows this, and when he came in today (he's 67 and only comes in about once every 2-3 weeks, he should be retired by now) he asked about my car. I said I hadn't gotten it fixed yet and he asked why. I said because I didn't really have the money. Later in the day, as he was getting ready to leave, he told me a story about how he believes hardworking people should be rewarded...and he slapped a $100 bill down on the table. He said, "Don't tell your co-workers," and started to leave. I immediately started crying - I feel so guilty! I told him I couldn't take it, that he didn't have to, and that I didn't mean to make him give me money, and he just wouldn't hear it...he ran out the door and wouldn't let me give it back.
You guys don't know how much this means to me. I overdrew my bank account yesterday (I have overdraft protection so it only cost me $9, but still), I don't have enough money to pay my bills....and it's not my boss's fault. They've given me a promotion and two raises in the 10 months I've worked here, which is beyond anything I expected. They pay me well for what I do. I just have $425 in rent (too much), $251 in school loan payments, and all my other bills to pay every month. Plus this weekend I'm a bridesmaid in my best friend's wedding, so I had to buy a present, get my dress altered, go to the bachelorette party and all that jazz. So to say I'm broke is really an understatement, I'm in debt - I owe my boyfriend $200 for bills. And just when I need it the most...someone selflessly decides to give me their hard-earned money. I'm still crying just thinking about it.
Sorry, just had to share ...