National Boss Day is observed every year on October 16 in the United States to show respect to the boss. On this day, people thank their boss for being kind and understanding towards them throughout the year.
This day eventually began in the United States but over the years many countries around the world have also started to observe the day.
History and Significance of National Boss Day
Patricia Bays Haroski introduced the National Boss Day in 1958 and registered it with the United States Chamber of Commerce while working as a secretary for State Farm Insurance Company in Deerfield, Illinois for her father.
The day was introduced by her as she felt that the employees at times failed to understand the efforts of bosses. In 1962, Illinois Governor Otto Kerner backed Haroski’s registration and officially proclaimed Boss’ Day. Hallmarks Cards began introducing Boss’ Day greetings cards in 1979.
However, some of them believed that the day should be celebrated as encouragement for managers who reach their goals and manage their subordinates well.
National Boss Day is often ignored and not celebrated as the employees think that their managers need not to be celebrated. They think it’s yet another hallmark day with no meaning or significance attached. Also there are times when the employees and bosses never get along with each other well and that is the reason the day is not much appreciated or celebrated well.