National Boss Day 2009 comes at a bad time for bosses. National Boss Day 2009 is in a year where bosses’ popularity is at an all time low, which says something. But National Boss Day 2009 is supposed to honor the good bosses, and poke comedic fun at a boss one might not normally stand. However, National Boss Day 2009 is one day of relief for bosses, before they go back to being blamed for office problems, and the poor economy.
National Boss Day 2009 celebrates its 47’th anniversary today, as the day began out of an employee’s love for her boss-father. According to the SF Holidays Examiner, National Boss Day was first registered by Patricia Bays Haroski in Chicago on October 16, 1958. Her boss was her father, and she wanted to pay tribute by making “Bosses Day” on his birthday.
Four years later, the governor of Illinois took the idea and made National Boss Day official every October 16. Now, America and many other countries mark National Boss Day each year on this date. Since then, the day has become a fitting tribute to the good bosses, and temporary relief for the bad or annoying ones.
Workers almost everywhere hate their bosses, and in these trying economic times, that is more of a constant than ever. Heading into National Boss Day 2009, workers are struggling to earn a living, and may be more fed up with their bosses for low pay, or a bad work environment.
But on the other hand, workers may also be more grateful to have a boss, since that means they still have a job in this economy. For others, they may have to work multiple jobs to make ends meet, and therefore have more bosses to honor/poke fun of today.
Of course, it was bosses in banks and Wall Street that helped tank the economy in the first place, as well as bosses in government. Every time news comes out of wealthy banking bosses giving themselves giant bonuses, like those in Goldman Sachs and AIG, public opinions of those in charge turn even more hostile.
National Boss Day 2009 may be just another occasion for some to rake those executives over the coals. But on a more personal level, some workers may feel more inclined to honor their bosses for not being that bad, and for defying the old bad boss stereotype. Others may just want to have extra laughs at their clueless, Michael Scott-esq bosses today.
Either way, National Boss Day 2009 isn’t just another day at the office – and thankfully, it falls on a Friday this year.
SF Holiday Examiner- “The history and origin of National Bosses Day – Who’s Your Daddy?” www.examiner.com/x-26847-SF-Holidays-Examiner~y2009m10d15-The-history-and-origin-of-National-Bosses-Day–Whos-Your-Daddy
Twirlit- “Tomorrow is National Boss Day?!” www.twirlit.com/2009/10/15/tomorrow-is-national-boss-day/