Boss from 1978 to 1999.
Longest boss relationship
In thirty-nine- year work history.
Patient and objective.
His mentoring made my accounting success
He despised my financial analysis writing skills.
Hammered me with negative comments
No clarity in my word communication.
Inhibited by criticism
Wouldn’t take to the pen for thirty years
Farewell to the man in 1999
Filled with admiration for his skills and style
Upon completion he said “No hugs.”
Even if this borders on humor,
Pained by his words.
The boss fatherly man
Had shuttered my nerves.