Please write 100 word responses to the 2 discussion posts. 1. Discuss a positive

Please write 100 word responses to the 2 discussion posts.
1. Discuss a positive or negative experience you have had with a supervisor, (no real names please).
Positive: A positive experience that I’ve had with my supervisor who recently just PCS’d to his new duty assignment was last weekend. Before I wished him well on his new endeavors my team and I actually got to go to a backyard bonfire and of course share one last moment with the best supervisor the Airforce could have asked for! During the bonfire we sat around and talked for hours and hours sharing endless memories. It was so hard sharing final laughs and tears before his final days here in Alaska. To me that was the best experience! Because it was on a personal level, meaning on a deeper level and that was the kind of Sgt he was. He cared for his airmen on and off work. Each of us individually got to hear his thoughts about how he felt about us. Once he got to me, I remembered all those short heart to hearts we would have because I sucked so bad when it came to working in customer service. I never really seemed too enthused about working customer service until he encouraged me to put myself in a customer’s shoes and have more empathy. Although he hasn’t been gone that long, those words still stick with me and will continue to stick with me. He never gave up on me and believed that I am better than what I see in myself. If I really must say, working alongside him period was the best experience too. Loading him with questions was literally an everyday norm, but he never got tired of the endless questions because he knew that having knowledge in your job is what it was really all about. Needless to say, he really is a high-class Sgt and I will never forget all the positive experiences I got to experience with him as my supervisor. He is really the leader I inspire to be one day.
2. Have you ever left a job due to a bad supervisor?
In all honesty I have never just up and walked off of a job because of a bad supervisor. For the most part I got along with all my supervisors. If there was a time I felt like me and my supervisor weren’t on the same page I would literally just ignore them. I know that isn’t the best way to go about it, but sometimes in certain situations I feel like you can’t win and knowing how my attitude is I rather just ignore it rather than let it get the best of me. Plus I would never walk off of a job knowing I had responsibilities to take care of.
3. Knowing what you know now (after 4 weeks of our time together), what would you have done differently as that supervisor?
I cannot really speak on what I would have done differently because I never really had an experience of a bad supervisor to the extent of walking off of the job. However, from what I have experienced visually from previous co-workers and previous supervisors altercations, I would definitely try to be more understanding and trusting of my employees when it comes to actually being in a higher position. I think a lot of supervisors fail to realize that it is not always about having power or authority over people in a lower position than you, it is about being an influence to others and giving them the proper tools and guidance to succeed and possibly succeed further than yourself.
-Alaina M
Hello everyone,
Discuss a positive or negative experience you have had with a supervisor, (no real names please).
A positive experience I had with a supervisor was about seven months ago, we transitioned from an MSU to two separate AMUs at work and my supervisor offered me the opportunity to move from an aircraft mechanic to a program specialist unofficially. This opportunity was a game-changer as well as an eye-opening experience, I realized my potential in something other than aircraft maintenance and I enjoyed it. Since then, I have started school and started looking for an official position within the federal government, before this I was super unhappy at work and was ready to leave. This supervisor has played a big role in wanting more from my career and gave me the motivation to invest in myself.
Have you ever left a job due to a bad supervisor?
I have never left a job because of a bad supervisor, the closest I have ever got was before our transition to AMUs. I got into an argument with our division commander in my supervisor’s office over a training TDY I could not participate in due to childcare and prior obligations. After the argument, the commander left and my supervisor tried his best to rectify the situation, but the damage was done, my supervisor had no problem with my decision and said the commander was in the wrong in this situation. After this, my morale was nonexistent, I was pretty unhappy with the organization and did not have an issue verbally expressing my problems, I guess you could say I was pretty disgruntle, I constantly called in and was ready to quit. But luckily my supervisor is pretty great at his job, he realized the problem and we came up with a great solution. This argument took place in June of last year and in April of this year, the division commander was asked to retire due to over 80 union grievances filed against him plus a few other underlying issues.
Knowing what you know now (after 4 weeks of our time together), what would you have done differently as that supervisor?
As that supervisor nothing, I felt he dealt with the situation as best as he possibly could, even after the fact he did his best to resolve the issue. He performed a one-on-one discussion, promoted professional growth, and delegated the responsibility of critical unit programs to me which express confidence in my abilities. He is the reason I am still there.
-Jeremy L

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