Happy Boss’s Day!
Learn about National Boss Day and when it's celebrated
National Boss Day began in 1958 when Patricia Bays Haroski, then an employee at State Farm Insurance Company in Deerfield, Ill., registered the holiday with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Ms. Haroski chose Oct. 16, her father’s birthday, as the date for National Boss Day because she felt he was an exemplary boss.
National Boss Day has become an international celebration in recent years and now is observed in countries such as England, Australia and South Africa.
- National Boss Day is always observed October 16.
- According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, nearly 6.4 million people work in managerial roles. (May 2012)
- Workplace surveys confirm that one of the most important elements of job satisfaction is a positive relationship between a supervisor and employee.
- Although National Boss Day began in 1958, Hallmark first produced Boss Day cards in 1979.