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  Boss's Day(Z)
by Charles B. Neff
Saturday, October 13, 2012
Rated "G" by the Author.

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On October 16 we celebrate Boss's Day, joining Secretaries' Day and many others. Once we statrted with mothers, we didn't know how to stop. Some people like like all those opportunities to praise and say thanks; others point to one more opportunity to hype greeting cards. I was a boss for much of my career and I know I appreciated thanks, but still...And what's bosshood, anyway, if it doesn't include the willingness to poke fun at yourself once in a while?


 

               Boss’s Day(z)
 
And so we gather here to play
At celebrating Boss’s Day.
A boss, with his straight-backed sternness,
What does he really do in earnest?
He sits, he mulls, perhaps decides
In the comfy chair where he resides.
There may be times when what she does is
Weighty stuff, not fluffs and fuzzes.
But she does look right and knows her part:
How to fill that box upon a chart.
Don’t ask why the boss’s with us.
We’ve need each other, God forgive us.
You can cast a bon mot or perhaps a florin
At the feet of our resident oxymoron.
You can do it it with a flourish, add a bow,
Insurance that you’ll keep your job – for now.
But does false praise make a special day
Or can we say thanks in a better way?
Why not improve in your daily work,
Doing your best, shunning chances to shirk?
Thank with good humor, even truth that’s hard,
Give a real reward, along with that card.
 
Charles B. Neff
October 13, 2012

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Reviewed by Christine Tsen 10/13/2012
Ha! Charming insight into this with a high spirited touch.
I've been watching the Hallmark channel every once in a while and good grief there are nothing but weddings, weddings and more weddings! Hallmark does take us all as fools for love :)
Blessings,
Christine
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 10/13/2012
After Mother's Day, I think there are way too many days celebrating individuals at the office. My view of bosses has always been one of them being kind, considerate, and a mentor so that I could someday assume a leadership role, too. Unfortunately, political favors have led me to bosses without these traits and leadership skills. My last boss, could not sit still and contemplate anything. He spent his time hopping around trying to catch people taking a break and insulting their good work with snide comments. It makes one feel good when they lose a boss like that. Never one to celebrate those kind of people, even when they paid for their own party just to get people to come there.

Ron

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