The main thing to remember about Boss's Day is that it has too many ss.  (That's 'esses.')


So much s, you guys.

There are lots of reasons to celebrate Boss's Day.  In the vast majority of cases, if you have a job, you have a boss.  Sometimes even who don't have jobs have bosses.  Not to mention the people who don't have bosses at work, but have them at home.  Basically what I'm saying is that at some point, everyone has someone that they have to answer to.  On the surface, that doesn't necessarily seem like something to celebrate, so let me elaborate for you.

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World's Best Boss? Or World's Bestest Boss?

In the first place, your boss is not just someone who orders you around.  Your boss is also responsible for everything you do while you're at work.  So sure, if you do something great, your boss probably gets some of the credit.  But the flip-side is that if you do something awful, your boss has a share of the blame.  So remember as stressful as your job might be, your boss knows that pain.  Plus the stress of his or her own responsibilities.

Which brings me to point two, the fact that bosses are, by and large, better at your job than you are.  Now, before I go too far, I will say that there are a number of jobs where the "boss" is a remote figure of authority who legitimately does not know what the employees have to do and doesn't know a thing about the actual work.  In most cases, though, a person's immediate boss is someone who got put in charge of a group of people because he or she was really good at doing the thing that the group of people are supposed to be working on.  And, as I said, being the boss means more duties (lol, duties) on top of those.

Basically what I'm saying is that sometimes bosses get scapegoated a bit, and Boss's Day is as good a day as any to remember that bosses are people too.  :)

I'll just close this post by saying that working at KU makes me super happy to celebrate Boss's Day, because my bosses are the best.  <3

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