I'm an engineering manager and last week we just finished the first shutdown the site had in about 2 yrs (and the last one was for 24hrs, this one was for 7 days). Now for non-engineers, shutdowns are where we get all the work done that we can't get done at other times, so I had 4 times the usual engineers and techs on site, days starting at 4am and finishing as late as 8pm, things were really busy to say the least.
Still, we got through everything, despite a minor catastrophe for the other half of our site. My boss knew how long and how hard we'd all been working and I got the go-ahead to get in lunch for everyone on the last day (This rarely if ever happens and giving food to engineers pays back so much more than money a lot of the time!)
Today, I had to ring him to say my husband is going to the doctors tomorrow and I'm a bit worried it might be virus related so I was planning on working from home rather than go into site. Instead, he suggested I take some time back from all the hours I put in over the shutdown and spend the day with my husband. Not from annual leave balance, just an unexpected day off.
That to me is the sign of a good boss -looking at what's contributed and paying some of it at least back. And it reinforces my belief that the company policies don't matter much as the manager's policies!