Just found out about another obscure holiday – it’s on our office calendar, but we didn’t think much about it until the morning drive time radio hosts mentioned it. Thanks to Exceptional Greeting Cards for the great card illustration!
As usual, the Internet helps us out with a Website on holidays.
National Boss Day is October 16 each year. When the holiday falls on a weekend, it is generally celebrated on the working day closest to October 16. National Boss Day offers employees an opportunity to recognize those in supervisory positions. Popular ways to say “thanks” include cards, a lunch in the boss’s honor, flowers, or gift certificates.
National Boss Day was started in 1958 when Patricia Bays Haroski, then an employee at State Farm Insurance Company in Deerfield, Ill., registered the holiday with the Chamber of Commerce of the United States. She designated October 16 as the special day because it was her father’s birthday. Ms. Haroski’s purpose was to designate a day to show appreciation for her boss and other bosses. She also hoped to improve the relationship between employees and supervisors. She believed young employees often do not realize the challenges bosses face in running a business.
Isn’t that sweet? Personally, I’d like to mention my all-time favorite bosses: Mr. R, a wise, kind and funny Italian who was our boss in Phoenix, and Teresa, our boss in California. Hmm, she was wise, kind and funny, too.
We see a pattern here. If we ever get a job, which we have sworn we would never do again, we will make sure the boss is Italian! We really love being our own boss, though we lack wisdom, etc. We just do the best we can, and try not to call ourselves bad names when we make mistakes.
And, by the way, here’s one we missed>>
International Freelancers Day. Notice our Swiss flag on the right. Whose idea was that? We’ll have to look into this.