October 16th is recognized as “National Boss Day.” This day began in 1958 when Patricia Bays Haroski was working as a secretary for her father at State Farm Insurance Company in Deerfield, Illinois. She choose October 16th for this special day as it was her father’s birthday. This day was designed as a special day in order to show appreciation for bosses. It was also a day made in order to improve intra-office relationships between managers and their employees. Ms. Haroski wanted young employees to understand the hard work and dedication that their supervisors and bosses put forth for their work and the many challenges they faced daily.

In 1962, Illinois governor Otto Kerner, supported Ms. Haroski’s registration and he officially proclaimed the day, October 16 th, as “National Boss Day.”

By 1979, Hallmark Cards jumped on the “National Boss Day” wagon and offered a card for Boss Day. According to Wikipedia, celebrations are also observed in countries such as Australia, India, Ireland and Egypt.

What do you think your boss deserves? A card? How about a heart-felt compliment to thank him for his hard work, dedication, and insight? Or in other words “thanks for keeping the ship rolling”!