This weekend, This American Life reran an episode about the worst FM boss ever. Steve Raucci was director of facilities in Schenectady, New York. He rose through the ranks and amassed power. He ran schemes to appear to be saving buckets of energy, terrorized his employees (as in bombs, slashing tires, etc.), bullied staff in other departments, and was just a bad dude all in all. He was convicted of 18 of 22 charges for vandalizing the homes and cars of his targets, and is serving a 23-years-to-life prison sentence.
For balance, I present to you a story of a really good boss, Alex Kogan, associate vice president of plant operations and housing, at Rockefeller University, in New York City. Kogan has legit saved the university buckets of energy, is beloved by his team and the university at large, and does everything to bolster smart facilities management delivered with excellent customer service. His hard work is rewarded with loyalty and results.
It goes without saying which man you should emulate. Do have you have any stories of an awesome boss or a horrible boss? Let me know in the comments below.
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