As some of you know, I stepped down from my position recently. That means I am trained in management but chose not to participate in it. I am used to getting things done right away, using my own judgement on decisions when they need to be taken care of, without waiting to be asked.
The past few days my boss gave me compliments on my job performance, noting my eagerness, sense of urgency and my being overzealous when taking care of a project. He said that he will also ask me to do special projects because I am not lazy and will get it done NOW. He in turn will do things for me like give me days off for my doctor appts over someone elses request (yet then I do have seniority) and also made allowances for my upcoming trip to Colorado.
I am starting to hear that my coworkers are squawking about how my requested days off are never turned down.
How would you feel about this and handle it with the others (who get along well with you otherwise)?