Yes, selecting boss birthday wishes can be hard and, depending on your boss, may even get you fired, if you choose the wrong one.
Stop worrying! You're a few seconds away from wonderfully original, entirely appropriate birthday messages for your boss. He or she will love what you pick — because there aren't any bad choices on this page.
Message Guy Tip #33: How to select boss birthday wishes...
Picking a birthday wish for your boss is not easy. Even if you have the best boss in the world, this is not an occasion you want to mess up.
So what type of boss birthday message should you select? If it's...
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If it’s too cold, it may suggest you don’t like him or her. Remember, bosses also have feelings. This applies to all bosses. By cold, I mean "generic." This kind of wish has no personality at all.
Of course, a very personal birthday greeting may imply the opposite: you like your boss too much. Plus, he or she might feel you're getting a little too close for comfort.
To make your boss feel appropriately special, choose a lighthearted birthday wish that shows him or her how much you respect him or her.
If your boss doesn't deserve any respect, lie or select "happy" boss birthday wishes, the type you would write for anyone. You can't go wrong a generic "happy birthday" greeting.
No matter what anyone says, everyone likes at least a little attention on their special day! After all, that's what makes it special. So pick one of the boss birthday wishes below. ◄ Read less
Pick the best boss birthday wishes
For me, it’s been a wonderful opportunity to work with you on your team. Have a great birthday, boss!
Happy birthday to the best-ever boss! Wishing you the fortitude to accomplish your goals and the vision to inspire us to achieve ours.
Happy birthday to an amazing boss and an even more amazing individual!
Only our best birthday wishes for a magnificent boss like you, someone who knows exactly how to inspires us to greatness!
Wishing you a wonderful birthday! We, your team, owe you more than we can ever repay you for your pillar of strength and inspiring leadership!
Happy birthday to a boss who can transform even the hardest of days into a rewarding, fulfilling experience!
Happy birthday, boss! May you have another 12 months of rewarding achievements!
We, your team, are so fortunate to have an incredible boss like you, someone who is both an awesome coach and an excellent person! Happy birthday!
Happy birthday to the "chillest" leader ever! May your special day be as extraordinary as your impact on us!
Have a magnificent birthday, boss! You deserve all the best wishes coming your way!
Happy birthday to a boss who makes every day of the week an inspiring experience!
Happy birthday, boss! May today be the beginning of a successful year for you and our amazing team (thanks to you)!
Your dedication and determination inspire us to be dedicated and determined. You make us better at what we do. Here's to the best boss we ever had! Have the happiest of birthdays!
May you always have as much strength and courage to lead us and, more importantly, a truly happy life. Happy birthday, boss!
May God bless you today with a wonderfully happy birthday and years of tomorrows filled with prosperity and joy. Happy birthday, boss!
May you live to be 100 and may you never retire! We like you too much! We don't want to lose you! Happy birthday, boss!
We, of course, wish you a long, satisfying, successful career. But that's not all! We also wish you a life filled with joy. It's only fair — you've made ours so great! Happy birthday, boss!
This should be no surprise...we only have special birthday wishes for you, because you're such a special boss. Happy birthday!
Message Guy Pick
I like these boss birthday wishes for a very good, very real reason.
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These boss birthday messages are my top picks because they express a thought most workers never have, which only makes these birthday greetings all the more complimentary and real for any great boss (who is typically good at reading people), so they can spot an insincere birthday wish from a mile away. ◄ Read less
Happy birthday! I've never had a boss like you. You make me want to try my hardest. I can assure you that this is no easy feat. Just ask my parents.
You make the hours of every workday really rock. It must be the fact that you have the heart and soul of a real rock star.
I never thought I’d put it in writing but I look forward to Mondays! That’s because of you! You’re the best boss ever! Happy birthday!
You must certainly be a rich person! That’s because everyone here owes you so much...for your kindness, guidance and inspiration. Happy birthday, Boss!
Thanking you for being a great boss just isn't enough for your special day! Thank you for inspiring us to be our best! Happy birthday, boss!
Happy birthday, boss! Your special day is special to us. You’re special to us…as an incredible boss and an even more incredible friend.
Hoping you have a long, fulfilling career with all the success you can handle…and more! You’ve earned it! Happy birthday, boss!
I know we never get a chance to ever say it but we think you're an amazing boss. Keep up the amazing work. Happy birthday!
Wishing you a totally carefree, special day. Get out of here. Take a day-off! You deserve it. Happy birthday, boss!
Can your boss actually be offended by your message? Yes, and I'll tell you why
I just read an article on why many people get offended by the slightest sign of disrespect. Although this piece is not exactly about "offended bosses," it does give you insight into why your boss might feel slighted by an offhand remark.
Wishing the best boss all the best on what should be your best day, your special day, your birthday!
Have a wonderful birthday, boss! We think you’re a wonderful person, a wonderful mentor and a wonderful friend.
It’s rather unusual to have a great boss! I never thought it would happen to me. But it has…with you! Happy birthday, boss!
Message Guy Tip #35: The best kind of funny boss birthday wishes
It's also okay to be a little funny with your boss on his or her birthday. Want to see funny boss birthday wishes? See some hilarious (appropriately hilarious, since you don't want to offend your boss) birthday messages!
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Here are some examples to use with your boss:
1. You’re the best boss ever — every morning, you arrive at the office later than I do! Happy birthday!
2. You’re the best drinking buddy I ever had… burp, I mean the best boss! Happy birthday!
3. You’ve taught me that my time is valuable. That’s why I leave promptly at 5:00 every evening. Happy birthday to my favorite boss!
4. You're really shouldn't be reading this birthday message on Facebook and wasting valuable company time. It’s against the rules, you know!
5. On your special day, you should really take a day-off. We REALLY think we — I mean, you — deserve one. Happy birthday, boss!
6. We thought you would appreciate this birthday message on your Facebook page (along with all your other really sincere birthday wishes). Happy birthday, boss!
7. There’s only one thing we want to say to you on your birthday but it’s against company policy. Happy birthday, anyway!
8. As a boss, you’re supposed to be a — you know — that other word for “Richard.” As my boss, you certainly are. Happy birthday!
9. Happy birthday to a boss who leaves work earlier than I do.
10. Happy birthday to a boss who inspires me to attack every problem with a vengeance. That’s why I want to attack and hurt you!
Kevin, the "Message Guy" who writes the birthday wishes, quotes, poems, toasts and speeches for this site, has been a professional writer, editor and translator for more than 25 years. He decided to create BirthdayMessages.net in 2012 to share his passion for birthday and "unbirthday" quotes on the best day of the year — your birthday.