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National Bosses Day

Everyone who has ever set foot in a work place has had, in some way or other, a boss, good, bad or indifferent.

Bosses are like flowers. The come in various sizes, shapes and colors. They come with a variety of temperaments, a range of goals and ways to meet those goals.

Today is National Bosses Day, a time to honor those for whom all others work.

Someone once said most bosses know instinctively that their power depends more on employee’s compliance than on threats and sanctions.

Another said that you catch more bees with honey than with vinegar.

A good boss cannot be chosen. You are chosen for a job or position and it’s up to you to adjust and do your job to the best of your ability. That boss can be a Godsend, a mentor, tutor or a tough taskmaster.

Boss’s Day, National Boss day or Bosses Day, is not a nation wide public holiday, but is a time for employees to show respect and honor to their bosses.

The concept began in 1985 when an employee of State Farm Insurance Co, in Deerfield, Ill., registered the day with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

The purpose was to designate a day to show appreciation for her boss and other bosses with the hope of improving employee-supervisor relationships.

Criticism aimed at the special day said it was a “Hallmark holiday.” However special cards came about in 1979, several years after the day was first observed.

Want to be a boss? By working faithfully eight hours a day, you may eventually get to be a boss and work 12 hours a day.

Think on this, if a train station is where the train stops, what is a workstation?

Get on with it.