Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Happy Boss's Day

Today is National Boss's Day. I was planning on writing a long post detailing the history of this important holiday, noting that it was first celebrated in 1958 by Patricia Bays Haroski, a State Farm employee who chose October 16 because it was the birthday of her boss, who also happened to be her father. I was going to remind everyone that the best bosses follow the golden rule -- treat your employees as you would want to be treated, or you would want your spouse, or child, or parent to be treated -- and that if more bosses followed this rule, 90% of employment lawsuits would never get filed.

Instead, let's all commemorate this day with the world's greatest boss, Dunder Mifflin's Michael Scott. Happy Boss's Day everyone.