Boss’s Day rolls around once a year, on a crisp October day when trees are just turning orange and gold, and we arrive to our offices with pumpkin lattes in hand. Before all of the fall and winter holidays consume all of our attention, we should take time to celebrate another holiday, Boss’s Day, and pause this October 16th to consider and give due regard to our bosses.

Where Would we Be Without Our Bosses?

Where would we be without our bosses? They are the leaders who guide us towards achieving the company’s mission. They are the drivers whose vision into the future far exceeds our own. Without our bosses many of us would undoubtedly comprise a group of disparate and aimless individuals without clear purpose. A boss is a person under whose guidance and enthusiasm we can rally together.

In today’s social climate, with equality being all the rage, the boss/employee relationship seems to strike a disparate cord, but let’s take a closer look. The boss may be the one who hands out the orders and holds a higher position over us, but he or she is also the one who offers us protection and a position of our own.

The Underappreciated Boss

Have you ever relied on a boss to clear up an issue or a dispute that escalated beyond what you felt comfortable with or capable of handling? Wasn’t it your boss who jumped in and dealt with the issue with clarity and final decisiveness? I bet there was never a time when you more greatly appreciated the limits of your own position. We are glad our bosses are our bosses and not us.

In a way, they are like parents; they give us boundaries, but those boundaries give us safety and freedom to move around within their borders. It’s well known that children thrive within structure; why, as adults should we assume it would be any different? We like a schedule, predictability, a clear grasp of our environment and our scope of responsibility. Bosses help define that. Life by its very nature is chaotic and unpredictable enough that the structure of our day is sometimes our only place of refuge.

Appreciate Your Boss on Boss’s Day

In honor of Boss’s Day this year, take a closer look at all of the benefits you glean from your boss, and we’re not talking about the tangible ones here. Then, take some time to sincerely show your boss or manager how much you appreciate him or her. Whether it’s a sincere post on your company’s recognition wall, a group gift or party, or a personal hand-written note of thanks, we bet your boss will feel more fortunate than ever to have you for an employee.

Earn Recognition from Terryberry for Recognizing Your Boss

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