Unless you work for yourself, there is usually that person that we have to answer to at work—the boss. Some of us have great bosses—they are fair, maybe even fun. I’m sure we all wish we had an Oprah type boss, one who doles out gifts on a whim and is all about spreading the love.
All too often, however, many of us in the workforce have a Miranda Priestly (Devil Wears Prada) type of boss.
You know, the one that wants their coffee a certain temperature; the one that has unreal expectations. That boss. Some of Miranda’s best quotes spoke to her character as a boss:
“Is there some reason my coffee isn’t here? Is it beyond the collective power of my staff to accomplish this simple task?”
“Is there some reason my coffee isn’t here? Has she gone to Rwanda for the beans?”
“Is there some reason my coffee isn’t here? Has she died?”
“By all means move at a glacial pace. You know how that thrills me.”
Whether you have a love/hate, love/love or hate/hate relationship with your boss, there is no time like the present to butter her (or him) up. It’s National Boss Day, so grab your plastic and hope your boss will remember you when it’s time for a raise. A little somethin’ sumthin’ that fits with their life in or out of the office is the ideal gift for your boss.
8 gifts for your boss that won’t break the bank:
1. She’s Budget Conscious
Give her: Burt’s Bees Essential Burt’s Bees Kit $9.99
2. She a Hands-on Boss
Give her: NUXE Rêve de Miel®Hand and Nail Cream $19
3. She Multi-Tasks
Give her: L’Occitane Shea Butter Head-To-Toe Discovery Kit $29
4. She Runs a Clean Operation
Give her: Pre de Provence Luxury Soap Gift Pack, Set of 7, $7.99
5. She has an Eye for Detail
Give her: Tarte Eye-ssentials Amazonian Clay Discovery Kit $33
6. He’s a Smooth Operator
Give him: Jack Black Comfort & Joy Shave & Lip Duo, $10
7. He’s a Frequent Flyer
Give him: Anthony Logistics for Men Three For The Road $12
8. He or She is All Smiles
Give them: GO SMiLE® ‘On the Go®’ Teeth Whitening Pen $22
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The concept of National Boss Day began in 1958 when Patricia Bays Haroski, then an employee at State Farm Insurance Company in Deerfield, Illinois, registered the holiday with the United States Chamber of Commerce. She designated October 16 as the special day because it was her father’s birthday. Haroski’s purpose was to designate a day to show appreciation for her boss and other bosses. She also hoped to improve the relationship between employees and supervisors.
Four years later in 1962, Illinois Governor Otto Kerner backed Haroski’s registration and officially proclaimed the day. The event’s popularity is growing outside the United States and is now also observed in countries such as Australia, India, and South Africa.
Note: The dates below show when National Boss Day was first officially proclaimed in 1962, although the concept for this observance began in 1958.
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