Don’t forget to thank your supervisor for National Boss’s Day

Today is National Boss’s Day, so don’t forget to do something nice for one of the most important people in your life — at least from 9 to 5.

Boss’s Day goes by unnoticed for many Americans each year, but its origins go back half a century. National Boss’s Day was created on Oct. 16, 1958 by Patricia Bays Haroski, an employee of State Farm Insurance Co. in Illinois. She chose Oct. 16 and registered her idea with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce because it was her own boss’s birthday. Haroski’s boss, incidentally, was her father, so she would have been celebrating Oct. 16 anyway.

According to the Web site, the attributes of a good boss include being fair, honest, understanding, approachable and having good communications skills.

Whether that exactly describes your boss or not, it still might be a good idea to take the boss to lunch or bring him or her a card or gift. You never know, remembering the day just might pay off with a handsome promotion in your future.

For those visiting a Las Vegas-area casino today, National Boss’s Day does not apply to pit bosses — unless you happen to be a dealer who has the boss looking over your shoulder all day watching you work.

— John Maltby

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