Today, offices around the country will be celebrating National Boss’s Day. The holiday was started in 1958 by Patricia Bays Haroski, an employee at State Farm Insurance in Deerfield, Illinois. Her purpose for starting the holiday was to designate a day to show appreciation for her boss and other bosses. She also hoped to the improve the relationship between employees and supervisors believing that often, employees do not realize the challenges bosses face in running a business.
When she registered the new holiday with the United States Chamber of Commerce, she designated October 16th as Boss’s Day because it was her father’s birthday. He also happened to be her boss at State Farm.
Over the years, National Boss’s Day has become an international celebration and now is observed in countries such as Australia, India, Ireland, and Egypt.
Take a moment today to tell your boss or supervisor that you appreciate their leadership. Here’s an idea… send flowers or a plant to brighten their office.