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About Boss Day

Boss Day is generally celebrated on or around October 16 in the United States. It is celebrated as a day for employees to thank their bosses for being kind and fair throughout the year. It is the day when an employee can honor their seniors or bosses for the hard work they do. Moreover, they can show appreciation towards their bosses for being patient in the work and for showing the right way to do any work. Furthermore, it is the perfect day, when the relationship of an employee and his/ her boss can be better or improved. 

History Of Boss Day Celebration

Patricia Bays Haroski was the first person who registered "National Boss' Day'' with the US Chamber of Commerce in 1958. She was working as a secretary for State Farm Insurance Company in Deerfield, Illinois for her father at that time. And, she chose October 16 which was her father's birthday as Boss Day. The purpose of designating a special day for the boss in the workplace is to show the appreciation for her bosses she thought they deserved. This was also a strategy to attempt to improve relationships between managers and their employees in the office. She believed that young employees sometimes did not understand the hard work and dedication that their supervisors put into their work and the challenges they faced. Then, four years later, Illinois Governor Otto Kerner backed Haroski's registration and officially proclaimed the day in 1962.

But some people have opposed the concept of Boss Day stating that it is nothing more than a meaningless Hallmark Holiday. It places unfair pressure on employees to kowtow to managers who earn more than they do while exercising power over them. Furthermore, there are various criticisms regarding the celebration of Boss Day. The idea behind those criticisms is that people shouldn't feel obligated to purchase gifts for someone who has power over their livelihood. Also, managers shouldn't benefit from the power dynamic in that way. Furthermore, the Society for Human Resource Management suggests having HR handle appreciation for supervisors may be more appropriate in large companies.

Why Do We Celebrate Boss Day?

Boss Day is a special day when employees can show appreciation and gratitude towards their bosses for being understanding and helpful throughout any work. A true leader in an office or work place is someone who can understand their juniors, make them believe that they can do the work, and also encourage them to do their best to complete any work. A true boss never discourages their employees and if you have a true leader as a boss, then Boss Day is the perfect day when you can appreciate him/ her. On this day, you can give your boss a special thankful gift. You can also send your boss a lovely message or quote to give him/ her a special thanks for hard work as well as dedication.