Today is a day to honor the person in charge at your place of work – your Boss!
We often forget to thank our Bosses for their hard work and sacrifice. Take a few minutes today to share your appreciation to the Boss.
(from www.daysoftheyear.com) History of Boss’ Day
Boss’ Day was created by Patricia Bays Haroski in 1958, when she registered it with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce while working as a secretary at State Farm Insurance. The date she selected was her father’s birthday, due in no small part to the fact that she was working for him at the time. She felt that the work her father did was rarely recognized, and that employees rarely showed appreciation for these people who kept their workplaces moving smoothly. By 1979 it had grown popular enough that Hallmark Cards issued a Boss’ Day card to honor the holiday.
How to celebrate Boss’ Day
Celebrate Boss’ Day by giving them a nice card, or just stop in and let them know how much you appreciate what they do. If you realize that you don’t really know what their work consists of or what demands are placed on them, Boss’ Day can also be a good opportunity to learn exactly what they do each day to keep your workplace moving smoothly.
You can also celebrate your Boss with some simple, everyday actions that show your appreciation.
Check out these 5 ways to show your bosses that you appreciate them from www.bizjournals.com. Click HERE for the full article.
A few simple everyday actions will show your recognition and thanks:
1. Be on time
Boss appreciation begins with timeliness. From the time you arrive at your work station, be prepped and ready to go for a full work day.
2. Offer to help out
Whether you volunteer to cover the shift or workload of an absent employee, stay late or work overtime, offer to help out. Think about what is best for the company and offer your support.
3. Never say it’s not your job
Four words that a boss never wants to hear, “That’s not my job.” If your boss asks you to do something that is not your job, strongly consider doing it anyway. Then (with a smile on your face) say you’re happy to help out.
4. Always say thank you
We all learn this early on from our parents, but saying “thank you” will always matter, even in your professional life. If your boss commends you, gives you time off, lets it slide when you’re late or helps you out in any way, those two little words show a great appreciation.
5. Be direct
A boss likes it when employees are honest about work. If you have a question, concern or even a reasonable complaint, let your boss know in a professional manner. Schedule an appointment to speak with your boss and be clear and honest.
When you stop and think about everything your bosses have done, you realize that showing them appreciation is valuable. So, save the cake and presents and use courtesy to display your gratitude. This will ensure a healthy employer-employee relationship — and it’s free!