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Work Year
  1. Daylight Savings Time
  2. Income Tax Day (April 15)
  3. Take our Daughters and Sons to Work Day
  4. Secretary’s Day (Last Wednesday in April)
  5. National Boss Day (October 16)
  6. Office Christmas Parties
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Candies, presents, and balloons are sometimes given to Bosses on Boss's Day.
Photo from Altoona Family Physicians Residency.
National Boss Day (October 16)
National Boss Day, also known as Boss’s Day, is celebrated each year on October 16. However, if October 16 falls on a weekend, the day is celebrated on the workday closest to the sixteenth. The occasion was created in the United States and is now celebrated in various countries throughout the world. It is not a federal U.S. holiday.The day is an occasion for employees to recognize and express appreciation to their superiors in the workplace. Boss’ Day is not observed in every workplace. In those workplaces that do observe the occasion, employees might express their respect and appreciation for their superiors through gifts, cards, flowers, or food. Boss’s Day was created in 1958 by an American woman, Patricia Bays Haroski, who wanted to assign a day to honor her boss and other bosses. She wanted to improve the relations between employers and employees. She also believed that young workers did not fully appreciate the duties and responsibilities of their superiors. She chose October 16 because it was the birthdate of her father, whom she considered to be an excellent boss.
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