It sounds like the answer to every downtrodden wageslave’s prayers – Boss/Employee Exchange Day, when workers and bosses swap roles. A day when bosses answer the phone, make the coffee (two sugars, please) and deal with that awkward customer. Workers, meanwhile, get to play golf in the boardroom.
Practically speaking, however, when there are lots of employees and only one boss, switching roles is fairly unworkable. So, Boss/Employee Exchange Day is less about doing one another’s job, and more about exchanging ideas. What could make the employee’s day easier? How can we improve this company? What can the boss do about his lamentable swing? You get the idea.
To celebrate, why not take the chance to make that pitch to the boss about flexible working and child-friendly hours? For one fine day, he can pretend he’ll think about it, and you can pretend you believe him.
History of National Boss/Employee Exchange Day
The origin and history of National Boss/Employee Exchange Day are not known, On this day workers and bosses can see how the other one spends their hours at work by swapping their roles at the office. Switching of roles for a day can be beneficial to both boss and employees. At least for this one day let the bosses answer the phone calls, deal with the paperwork and tackle that problematic customer and let the workers, meanwhile enjoy being a boss at least for a day. But practically when there are many workers and only one boss then switching roles is not possible so take this day as an opportunity to exchange ideas and to see the other side of the business by educating the team members on how much problems and difficulties both boss and employees faces in the company.