Friday, October 16, 2009

Happy National Bosses Day!

Thanks to Patricia Bays Haroski, today is National Bosses Day. In 1958 she registered October 16th with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. She did so because she had forgotten her boss-slash-dad's birthday (which was October 16th, go figure). According to Wikipedia, it's a day for 'employees to thank their boss for being kind and fair throughout the year'.

But here's my dilemma: I am my boss. So any sort of thank you gift I give my boss, I give myself. Okay, so maybe that's not a dilemma. Maybe it's self-employment deviously masquerading as self-centeredness. And maybe that's the perfect excuse to give myself a gift!? I asked my boss-slash-self, "How can I honor you for the holiday?" And I got the perfect idea. It just so happens that my boss-slash-self's birthday falls on Friday, October 30. I always hoped to work somewhere that would give their employees their birthday off as a paid holiday. So my boss-slash-self and I had a little meeting and decided that yes, in fact, that is the perfect gift for all bosses who are also their own employees. In the spirit of Patricia Bays Haroski, I, Megan Joy Clark, give my boss, Megan Joy Clark her birthday officially off work from this point forward. (It might not be a paid holiday, but that doesn't mean it won't be a fun one.)

1 comment:

  1. Hope you treat yourself/boss to something extra special!