What You Could Have Bought on ‘National Boss Day’ But Didn’t

Worlds-Best-BossPublic relations is no different than any other industry — folk just have it in for the boss. Come on, people with alphabet soup in your title, statistics prove this to be true.

Even though our unemployment rate ebbs and flows from barely tolerable to utterly uncontrollable, more than 2 million people each month quit. Why? Polls have shown that at least 70 percent of U.S. workers have negative feelings about their jobs — and we shouldn’t assume that PR is any different.

ICYMI (and you probably did, reading that): National Boss Day was last week, and a few brands took the opportunity to honor their bosses promote themselves. If you didn’t get your PR director anything here’s a glorious idea for the PRNewserverse next year.

The day began in 1958 when a State Farm insurance employee decided to suck up to the boss register with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Its origin story is actually sweet: the employee in question was a State Farm secretary, and the “boss” was her father.

And like a good neighbor, another senseless celebratory moment was born.

If you didn’t stop by the grocery store to purchase a gift card for your PR director last week — and odds are, you didn’t — may we interest you in the genius of Grand Rapids, Michigan-based graphic designer Sarah Brockett and her business The Bold Bakery?

What is it? Its description lists it as “the perfect place to have a pie created for your cheating husband, or your bratty pre-teen daughter” — and even if you don’t have anyone on your sh!t list, that’s OK, too. The pictures below are all from Brockett’s Behance portfolio, and fun for the whole agency (save a few NSFW pictures). 

So, for next year, file these pictures away and enjoy padding your resume. You have 360 days to go until you will need it. Happy hunting.

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