Today is Boss' Day in the US, and though we don't observe the date here in Australia, there are never enough ways to suck up to the boss. Send a card. Give a gift. Pretend you appreciate their whip-cracking! Here are seven tools to help.
You're working, so you obviously don't have time to go out and get your boss a card. But you can make one and mail it to your boss with your iPhone using Apple's totally useless useful Cards app. Sure, it may not have that same personal touch, but then again, you're probably the only person in your office who knows it's Bosses' Day anyways. Free.
Know what your boss has that you don't? The office space to work on their golf game while you're slaving away. Get them this putt guide, which not only helps train the movement of a golfers putting stroke along the X and Y axes. $US50.
So everyone in the office knows where your boss hides that bottle of aged scotched, and help themselves to a nip thinking that they're the only ones with the audacity to do so. Your boss is secretly perturbed, but obviously can't make any accusations in the open lest he want an HR shitstorm on his hands. Anonymously gift them this liquor lock to please your boss and keep their mind (and booze) at ease. $US16.
Your boss spends the day making important decisions. That doesn't mean he doesn't need some help every now and then. Unfortunately, you're only good for helping to decide on lunch. This jump to conclusions mat won't really help either, but you boss can appreciate a good movie reference nonetheless. $US13.
Bosses drink coffee. Bosses hate cold coffee. Bosses will love you if you give them something to keep their coffee warm. $US25.
We don't make it easy on our bosses. It's why we're not bosses ourselves. And they really hate having to repeat themselves. These reminder flags will allow them to yell at you without having to yell. $US5.
Your boss can't get caught sleeping. It will start a catastrophic office trend. But if you sneak him some eyelid stickers, which make it look like he's in an intense state of mind when he's actually catching a quick nap, he'll probably let you doze off for a few minutes every now and then as well. $US2.