Thursday, October 16, 2008

Happy Boss's Day


Yesterday morning I got up and made some cinnamon streusel muffins for my bosses... because it was "Boss's Day".  I like to do a little something to let them know how much I appreciate the kind of bosses they are to me. 

You'd be just plain jealous if you knew how good I have it!

Since back in the early 1990's I have tried to make it a point to do a little something to say "thank you" to my boss(es) on Boss's Day, October 15.  A little bag of candy, a freshly baked cake, muffins... you get the picture.

So, you'll understand why I was completely shocked when Jodi emailed me this morning and told me TODAY is Boss's Day, not October 15!

For some reason, dates give me trouble.  But ask me anyone's phone number or address in our church and I can pretty much tell you from memory.

I think my Boss's Day dilemma stems back to 1993 when October 16 was a Saturday and so the "holiday" was celebrated on that Friday, October 15, which also happened to be my boss' birthday.  Ever since then, I think I've been celebrating it on October 15. 

It's the thought that counts.

It reminds me of the time I was at the Barber Shop with my kids and the barber started talking about the day Elvis died.  I said confidently, "I remember - it was August 15, 1977".  He said, "August 16, 1977". 

I argued.

Of course.

He bet me a Mountain Dew, which I don't drink.  As soon as I got home I looked it up. Wrong!  I sent the pop the next day to the Barber Shop... he'll never let me forget it.

Not to mention that I always have to look at Jodi's birthday on the calendar because it is April 10 and I always think it's April 11.  Then, sometimes I think it's April 10 and realize I'm always wrong about it, so I think it's April 11 then.  Well, the truth is, it's April 10 (I think)... but I still check every year because I've only been best friends with her for 31 years!


I tell people all the time that I have been blessed with godly bosses in my last two jobs... and let me tell you ... it makes it so much easier to go to work every day under those circumstances.

I left a job I dearly loved to work at the church so that I could have more time for my family and to be a better mother to my two sons who were young at the time.  I have never regretted that decision.  Unless you count the first couple hours or so after I went in and gave Randy my notice and left crying like a baby wondering what in the world I'd just done!!  My job at Ranger was a great job and I enjoyed what I did immensely.  But, I knew I was even more blessed to have been given the opportunity to work alongside Randy.

Tomorrow marks an anniversary for me.  I will have been our church secretary for 14 years.  I was only 30 years old when I started this job!  Yikes!  It's hard to believe it's been fourteen years... time has just flown.

I am so thankful to have been able to serve my church and my Lord for all these years ...  and I hope Steve and Jack will keep me around for a while longer. (Even though I make a mistake on occasion!)  I am truly blessed to work alongside you both!  Thank you for taking such good care of me... and for all the free counseling.  Perks.

If you forgot to thank your boss today, on Boss's Day, maybe you can thank him/her tomorrow... he may not even notice the date on the calendar!


Kelly said...

I seriously doubt EITHER or your bosses even knew when boss' day was. ha!
I'm pretty sure they would be lost without you! I can't believe you have worked there for 14 years!!!!

Mary said...

I remember what day Elvis died too, 'cause that's my brother Tony's birthday. And I have a pretty terrific boss myself, me!

Soldier in Training said...

That's awesome that you remember boss's day (or at least close to it!) I'm am not the best at holidays like that. I am so paranoid about getting birthdays mixed up. I always double check a thousand times because usually I know birthdays but I have been known to be a day ahead or behind the calendar. And I don't really know why, since we all write or see the date about a dozen times a day!

His Doorkeeper said...

Jacquie,You know your two bosses love to give you a hard time about EVERYTHING but they could not do without you!

You have given so much of your time and energy to see that things are done right and we all are so grateful that you are where you are!

Gosh, were you just 30 when you started? Seems like forever ago, doesn't it!

Don't feel bad about getting dates mixed up. I always had to stop and think of what day my mother's bithday was...the 27th or the 29th of March. For years!