Of course, the criteria for a good boss are different than for a good professor. (Except for hotness; we’ll leave that column.) Truth be told, I have a had time compressing my thoughts on any of my former bosses to a numerical value. Some thought do occur to me, though–
- How demanding is s/he?
- How patient is s/he?
- Is s/he a yeller? (might go with the above)
- How specific is s/he?
- Does s/he play favorites?
Since this blog focuses on production, I’m mostly interested in those positions that directly supervise PAs: production coordinators, APOCs, 1st ADs, 2nd ADs, etc. UPMs, Line Producers, and producers might be helpful, as well.
Let’s get this database started right away. Please email me with any and everyone you’ve worked for. If you have ideas for categories to rank bosses in, post them in the comments; that way, everyone can see and discuss.
(Don’t invert those instructions, or your old boss will know you hate him, even though he’s hot.)