National Boss Day inspires many quotes, which are often either touching or humorous. For example, Woodrow Wilson said, "The ear of the leader must ring with the voices of the people." Byron Pulsifer joked, "If it wasn't for bad bosses, I wouldn't know what a good one was like."
National Boss Day, also called Boss Appreciation Day, is celebrated annually on October 16.
Patricia Haroski, a State Farm employee, created the holiday in 1958 by registering it with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. She felt her father was an excellent boss, so she chose her father's birthday as the date for the holiday.
There are many humorous quotes for employees to use on National Boss Day to communicate empathy and goodwill toward management. "By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work 12 hours a day," Robert Frost writes empathetically. “Show me a man who is a good loser and I’ll show you a man who is playing golf with his boss,” columnist Doug Larson quipps more lightheartedly. An unknown author jokes, “When my boss asked me who is the stupid one, me or him, I told him everyone knows he doesn’t hire stupid people.” Finally, Theodore Roosevelt eloquently explains the difference between a leader and a boss with the simple quote, "the leader leads, and the boss drives."