Guest Blogger: Mitzi Hathaway
“By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day.” -Robert Frost
We can thank Patricia Bays Haroski for creating National Boss’s Day in 1958. She was working for State Farm Insurance Company in Deerfield, Illinois at the time. She chose October 16th as the date to resister with the US Chamber of Commerce because it was her father’s birthday who was also her boss.
She wanted to recognize not only her father, but all the bosses who worked long hours within stressful situations while still showing their employees encouragement, kindness, understanding and inspiration. In 1962, National Boss’s Day was proclaimed by then Governor Otto Kerner. The idea spread throughout the US. Later it was adapted by other counties around the world.
So what, you may ask is the appropriate way to recognize this day and your own boss without looking like you are brown nosing? A group gift is always a wonderful gesture. However one should never be pressured into contributing. After all, gifts should come from the heart, even in the work place.
If you are close to a particular supervisor, a small gift or gesture is always appropriate when they go the extra mile to assist or accommodate you. It may be the extra encouragement throughout a project, allowing that time off for family obligations or for that promotion. Everyone likes to hear thanks, you are doing a wonderful job.
Even though I am new to Gifttree, I have to say that everyone here was and is more than accommodating, warm and generous. This is unfortunately not always the case. So, When you are working for a company that appreciates you, feel free to reciprocate. For when you work as a team towards a common goal, it hardly seems like work at all.
We at GiftTree pride ourselves on having unique corporate gifts, from traditional to whimsical. We even offer personalization on many items. Remember our helpful customer service representatives are always here to answer any questions you may have or even offer you suggestions to help you choose an appropriate gift.
Whether you are the boss or just have a great one. Happy Boss’s Day to you!