Today is National Boss’ Day. I always thought that this was a Hallmark Holiday, but after taking a peek at Wikipedia, and much to my surprise, I discovered that it was first started in 1958. Holy guacamole!
I often wondered why someone would want to give gifts, cards, or accolades to their employer. I’ve had a few bosses in my time, and although I’ve liked most of them, there have been none I would like to shower with any of the above mentioned.
Generally my bosses have been easy to get along with, but our relationships have been strictly professional. I had worked for attorneys mostly and they are well known for needing everything yesterday. It was always a high stress situation with time constraints and court deadlines.
At any rate, this holiday was started by a gal who worked for her father. Well, now I can see why she would want to do something special like this for dear ol’ dad, but eventually the holiday was proclaimed by the state and now it’s become a national holiday.
What on earth does this have to do with writing? Absolutely nothing, except to say that the thought provoked me to do some research. I generally write historical romance in which I need to do a lot of research before I even begin writing. It’s all interesting to me, but I have found that in writing my recent work, which is a contemporary romance, I still found the need to do some research. I think it’s my background in the legal field that prompts me to enjoy research, but perhaps some would say it is something that spills over from a past life. Most people I know do not like to do research, but there are a few out there that enjoy it.
So, to all the Bosses out there, Happy National Boss’ Day. Now my questions today are: Do you like to do research or hate it? Do you celebrate boss’ day where you work? And if you do, will there be cake?