Boss: "Hi, how are you?"
Me: "Good, and you?"
Boss: "Good. So tomorrow is your birthday."
Me: "Yep, it is."
Boss: "Well, I wanted to give you this in case I don’t see you tomorrow. (holding out envelope) I was going to get you a gift bond, but thought maybe you could use this now.
Me: (opening envelope to find a crisp $100 bill inside) "Wow, thank you so much. I can definitely use this!"
Boss: "You’re welcome. I hope you have a good day tomorrow. See ya."
I was pretty much in shock. This will be the 5th birthday I’ve had since I started working here and he has barely even acknowledged any of them previously. But, it was very thoughtful. Every time I get really serious about trying to leave and find another job he does something like this that makes me want to stay.