For the first time in my tenure as manager here, we actually left the cinema for our party. We went to dinner at a little Italian place a few blocks away and ate, drank and made merry. It was fantastic and everyone had a wonderful night. Perhaps too wonderful in a few cases - there were a lot of green - faced people wandering in this morning.
The party was a chance for us to celebrate our working relationship. For me, work is my social life so I consider the people I work with my friends. Some of them have been here since I started the job, and as I'm heading toward the six year mark, that's pretty impressive. Cinema workers tend to be fairly transient, but both here and the cinema I managed in Melbourne mange to keep people for crazily long times. I love that. And it makes me feel like I must be a good manager, because if people hated me or my management style, they wouldn't stay would they?
How do you measure success in your job? In life?