About Boss's Day
Date When Celebrated: This holiday is observed on October 16 or a weekday closest to October 16
Today is Boss’s Day, an October 16 holiday that your fearless leader is certain to enjoy. Now here is a day that gives you a chance to both tell and show the boss what you really think of him or her. And, it is an opportunity to give your boss the appreciation that he or she truly deserves. So go right ahead and give it to him…..give it to him good! After all, it only comes around once a year.
What Makes a Good Boss
Here are some attributes people say make for the best boss:
- A good communicator
- A good leader
How to Celebrate Boss's Day
- Tell him or her he’s a good person.
- Tell him or her you appreciate him as a person, his supervision, and his leadership.
- Give a Bosses Day Card.
- Give a gift. However, we recommend you keep it small.
“By working faithfully eight hours a day, you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day.” – – Robert Frost
History and Origin of Boss's Day
The origin of Bosses Day dates back to 1958. Patricia Bays Haroski, an employee at State Farm Insurance Company in Illinois, registered it with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Ms. Haroski chose the date because it was her father’s birthday. Who was her boss? ….her father.
We found an occasional reference to this as a “National” Day. The originator did not use “National” in the title.
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