Today is National Boss Day, the day in which we celebrate the bosses we love and pretend to tolerate the higher-ups we can’t stand.
According to Wikipedia National Boss Day is meant to give thanks to the people who help us keep our jobs and act “kind and fair” to us throughout the year.
The national holiday was registered with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in 1958 by a secretary for State Farm Insurance Company. The holiday became an official national day in 1962 after it was confirmed by then-Illinois Governor Otto Kerner.
In 1979 Hallmark jumped into the spirit of the national holiday with its own line of cards. To celebrate national boss day Hallmark offers several interesting facts about our bosses:
- Nearly 6.4 million people work in managerial roles, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
- Surveys show that one of the keys to job satisfaction is liking your boss
- National Boss Day has become an international celebration in recent years – with observances in England, Australia and South Africa.
It might be hard to muster up the energy to celebrate your boss, just remember that they probably have a boss they don’t care for much either. Also, sometimes putting your differences aside for a single day to get along with your manager(s) can make for a better working environment in the future.
In case you aren’t really sure how to define what your boss does for you, here is a good explanation:
Do you think National Boss Day is a good way to give thanks for the jobs our managers help us keep? Do you plan on doing anything special for your boss today?