I've had some seriously good ones, and some seriously bad ones, that were complete nightmares. Most of my working life I've been in middle management 'hands on' roles, where I've always tried my best to be a good manager, and protect my team should we have a more senior manager that has been a complete fuckwit. At sometimes I've been the 'big boss', like I am now, running a small business, which I only set-up because I had to walk out of my last job, as the senior management was shit, and caused more problems than they solved. There was nowt else going locally where my experience & skills would fit in with any position that would suit me personally, so I was left with little choice, but do something myself. I think one of the worst I came across was at my last job, a temp manager was brought in to cover maternity leave, I had a separate team, but in the same open-plan office. I witnessed her treating her team like shit, and reducing some to tears, I couldn't get my head around it, certainly a 1 out of 5 twat. In the end, I had to go to our joint senior manager, only to discover they were friends, which is how she got the job, so that went down well. Being a temp manager, my sister-in-law described her as a 'Seagull Manager' - flies in, making a lot of noise, shits on people, then flies off again. Personally, my basic principle is to treat people as you would expect to be treated yourself, which seems simple enough, and has worked for me. I've also never really considered myself as a 'boss' as such, just a team member that by accident happened to be the team leader, if that makes sense. I've moved jobs, and when vacancies have become available, people from my previous job have applied and ended-up coming across, I can think of at least half a dozen having done that. I take that as a sign that I am a good 'boss'. So, anyway how do you rate your current boss, or yourself if you are boss, and what good or bad boss stories can you share? I am giving myself 4 out 5, because whilst I consider I am almost perfect, there's always room for improvement, and I didn't want to be seen as too arrogant!