Bosses Day. What a load of Bull Shit.

Posted: October 10, 2017 in for your reflection, Real Food For Thought, we dig it.

Let’s start this right. Here we go.

I noticed on the calendar that October 16 is celebrated as Bosses Day. To this we must say what a load of Bull Shit. Its a day set aside for workers to honor their bosses. Well we will give a big BOO and then some for such a stupid idea. What are we suppose to do, give the boss a gift of $, flowers, take him out to lunch, get her a nice vase? In many offices foolish employees will take up a collection, get a card have everyone who donated sign it. How does anyone think that the employee who can not afford to contribute the money will feel? Like maybe the boss will look at her in another way and think up ways to get rid of her. Tradition would hold that the boss should be the one giving to the employees not the other way around. There are acutally websites that have gift giving ideas and a list of do’s and don’t for Bosses Day.

We have nothing in common with bosses. Nothing at all. Bosses represent the ruling class and the ruling class is not us. The boss keeps us in line day after day and thwarts our every move to organize to make our lives and the lives of our fellow workers better. He very rarely will bend any of the rules for us. He never misses an opportunity to show you who’s in charge and believes that employees are little more than worker bees who obey orders and follow the rules. In return for their good behavior, and if they’re lucky, employees may get to keep their jobs. The rallying cry of these bosses is, “Do what I say or else.” To them, there’s nothing that another rule or policy can’t fix. He says,  “Don’t tell me your story as I don’t care ones rat ass, that you have a problem with childcare, your car doesn’t work, your mother’s sick or your fathers dead. Too bad.” We got a job to do here. You haven’t been here a year yet why should you even think that you should get a day off? Sick, no pay poor boy. What is a boss? I don’t even like the word even if you find a good one among all the rotten apples they still play by the rules set up by their bosses.

I once worked with a woman to whom I was very close. She was from Vietnam. She never could make the connection that the term was boss and she would always add a y to boss and called him Bossy. Yes she got it right he was a bossy boss. Why he even bossed where he shouldn’t be bossing. I know best I am boss. “Well,” said a couple of women, “we have been doing this cleaning when you were still in diapers so don’t tell us how to do our job.” Lucky for the workers they were organized into a union and soon the boss was finding himself a new place to boss and hopefully as Marion said, has learned a lesson here that he can take with him no matter where he works. Number one, Don’t mess with us! Number two, you don’t know the job so don’t act like you do. Another boss that was so dreadful that one day someone who knew he would be running around a corner put a good mess of cleaning fluid on the floor and wham! down he went and was out of work for months. You know people can only take so much. Nothing brightens up a room like your absent boss and you know its not even a matter of the cats away and the mice will play. You know its that strut, that looking down their nose, their better than you, their I am boss, their BS, their always right never wrong, how about their very being.

We won’t even get into where all the profits go but we know not to the workers who do the work.


We do not need a boss to do our work. We can all learn to be leaders on the job, doing what we must do to get the work done. But this will take training of ourselves so we don’t become bosses in any leaderless situation.



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