Thumbs up or down on your supervisor for National Boss Day?

In case you didn’t know it, today is National Boss Day.

It’s normally October 16 of each year, but when that day falls on a weekend, it’s generally celebrated on the closest working day, which is today.

So, do you have a good boss? What does he or she do to make your life easier? (By the way, there’s a good piece today on this topic by Chicago Tribune columnist Mary Schmich.)

Or, unfortunately, do you have a lame boss? What does he or she do to make your life miserable? (Remember, unemployment is high right now, so be discreet if you’re going to hammer your boss.)

14 comments Add your comment

Miss Princess

October 15th, 2010
1:14 pm

We have an amazing manager. He’s funny, witty, and is very much into engaging everyone on our team. I always compare him to Michael Scott from “The Office” because he’s just that funny.He’s so very candid at times and works very hard. He supports business decisions that we have made and if he disagrees he allows open dialouge about it. He’s absolutely wonderful to work for.


October 15th, 2010
1:44 pm

There is nothing worse then a bad boss. He or she sets the tone for the staff. A boss should be supportive and treat staff equally but this doesn’t always happen. There is back- stabbing and it can ruin the morale of the organization. There is treating one staff different then the other which causes conflict. A good boss on the other hand is supportive, encouraging and doesn’t show special treatment towards one staff or the other. He/she is a role model for others and an effective leader.

Love, love, love my bosses

October 15th, 2010
2:02 pm

I have three wonderful bosses. I’d like to think I have them wrapped around my little finger but, honestly, they have me wrapped. Even though they are executives, they don’t have the holier than thou attitude which makes for a great working environment. We do disagree on my salary and hopefully one day they’ll realize that I am worth the big bucks. Not ready to say “I quit” just yet.

robert snow

October 15th, 2010
2:07 pm

every day is “boss” day….


October 15th, 2010
2:22 pm


October 15th, 2010
2:24 pm

He’s simply amazing. He works very hard and sets a good example.
I’ve been with him for years, since he invaded ……from Mars.
He supports me in my decisions and he makes great decisions and is very persuasive . He convinced me that I am now an alien.
He’s a great guy……….


October 15th, 2010
3:07 pm

Quit kissing up and get back to work!!!

3 boss admin

October 15th, 2010
4:07 pm

My 3 bosses are as different as they come. However, each one is supportive and allows me the freedom to manage their daily processes….you know to keep them on track!


October 15th, 2010
4:55 pm

My boss is an idiot. That is all.

Mei Mei

October 15th, 2010
5:15 pm

I don’t know which is worse—an incompetent boss or a crazy one. I have had both.


October 15th, 2010
7:09 pm

my boss calls me constantly throughout the day. nothing work related. most conversations are about his latest bowel movement or something sexually perverted. this is not a joke.


October 15th, 2010
10:46 pm

Do to the lack of comments here, we must not have a whole lot of good bosses in this State. So all you bosses out there, heads up, you might not be doing your job the way you should, especially in this economy. Life is tough enough without having a lousy boss to add to the stress of everyday life.


October 17th, 2010
8:59 am

To have a great boss is the greatest blessing in America. Since my college days, I had bad luck
to work with a many nice people, except a few times in my 25 years of work under boss. It was
too unbearable and the last bully was in 1985. I quit the job and prayed ” Lord, give me some small
busines, so that I can make a living toally free from the boss bullying. God answered the prayer
in two weeks, and ever since I have never worked under a bullying boss. I had to work with three
more bosses after the prayer, but they were all great friends. The last boss was Mr. Ron McAdams
while I was in marketing for the North Georgia area, for Selig Industries, Fulton county, Georgia.
Even today, we talk about the old good times. I greatly honor that “last boss” in my life, and was
greatly blessed by his friendship and brotherly love. God bless him.


October 17th, 2010
10:27 am