Even thought tomorrow (10/16) is the official day – I ain’t working, or thinking about my boss on Saturday…
Patricia Bays Haroski registered “National Boss’ Day” with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in 1958. She was working as a secretary for State Farm Insurance Company in Deerfield, Illinois at the time and chose October 16 because she forgot that the birthday of her boss, who was her father, was actually on the 16th. Four years later in 1962, Illinois Governor Otto Kerner backed Haroski’s registration and officially proclaimed the day.
National Boss’ Day has become an international celebration in recent years and now is observed in countries such as Australia, India and South Africa and very recently Ireland and the UK.
Hallmark did not offer a Boss’ Day card for sale until 1979. It increased the size of its National Boss Day line by 90 percent in 2007.