National Boss’ Day
Sometimes, we don’t pay enough attention to our Boss. They are often viewed as adversaries or slave drivers with unrealistic expectations of what they can do in a day. But, how many of us stop to consider the hard work they put into getting clients and keeping them happy? Most of the time, it’s not. Boss’ Day reminds people that not everything is easy at the top of their pecking orders. Patricia Bays Haroski created Boss’ Day in 1958 while she was working as a secretary for State Farm Insurance. She chose her father’s birthday because she worked for him. She felt that her father’s work was not often recognized and that employees seldom showed appreciation for those who keep their workplaces running smoothly. It was so popular that Hallmark Cards began to issue a Boss Day card in 1979. Boss Day is a great opportunity to get to know your boss’s work and to give them gifts. It’s okay to be cynical. Sometimes relationships can be difficult and not entirely healthy. It would be strange to put flowers on their desk in that situation, even though it would make a nice olive branch. Tip: Don’t give them an olive branch. On the other hand, no one wants to appear like they are cosying up to the decision maker. Boss Day is a difficult job for employees, but it doesnt have to be. Its not surprising that some people believe its a croc that needs to be abolished. Ok, so “some” might be misleading. It is not as glamorous as it sounds, but it is worth it for employees. It can make a huge difference in a career if you are able to get close to the person making decisions. It doesn’t matter what other people think.