Today is Boss’s Day. Did you celebrate?
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Today is Boss’s Day. Did you celebrate?

Commerce : CA : USA | Oct 17, 2011 at 8:11 PM PDT
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Today is a day to show admiration to the bosses all over the day because today is a “Boss Day”. Every year, the 16th of October or the nearest working day has been set aside to show appreciation to the people many people dread to love. How did you celebrate?

This year 16th October was holiday, so 17th October was celebrated as Boss’s Day.

It is also known as The Bo$$ Day or National Boss Day. It is a secular holiday celebrated on October 16 or the nearest working day in the United States and Canada. It has traditionally been a day for employees to thank their boss for being kind and fair throughout the year. [Wiki]

Boss Day also offers employees an opportunity to recognize those in supervisory positions. Popular ways to say "thanks" include cards, a lunch in the boss's honor, flowers, or gift certificates. Employees send their boss cards, gifts, flowers and ensure their success in the company. Many workers dedicate this day to their supervisors for various reasons, such as supporting staff with their jobs and careers.

But in India the celebration is done in different way where bosses present gifts to their subordinates.

Patricia Bays Haroski, State Farm Insurance Company worker in Deerfield, Illinois is credited with creating the day when she filed the registration request with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in 1958. She designated October 16 as the special day because it was her father's birthday, who was also her boss. In order to show her admiration and respect for her father-boss, she hit upon the idea of Boss Day. Four years after she registered the holiday, Governor of Illinois, Otto Kerner, welcomed the proposal of observing National Boss's Day and officially proclaimed the day in 1962.

The major Greeting Card Company Hallmark did not acknowledge and offer a Boss’s Day card for sale until the year 1979. It increased the size of its National Boss's Day line by 90 percent in 2007.

Boss’s Day is dedicated to all employers and provides a prospect of improving the liaison between employers and their staff. The day has become an international celebration in recent years and now is observed in countries such as Australia, India and South Africa and very recently Ireland and the UK. But this celebration has been the subject of controversy in the United States because several people would rather keep a distant relationship with their bosses.

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Surya Gaire is based in Kathmandu, Kathmandu, Nepal, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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