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Just in time for Christmas, the jobs website Careerbuilder has released a survey of 4,500 employees around the country – asking them “which holiday movie legend most reminded them of their bosses.” Perhaps surprisingly, there were a lot more good bosses than Bad Santas.
Here are the top 10, in order of their popularity…
- George Bailey from It’s a Wonderful Life - 19 percent say their boss is “well-liked, always willing to help others.”
- Rudolph from Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer - 14 percent say their boss “can navigate successfully through tough situations.”
- Willie, the main character from Bad Santa - 10 percent say their boss is “rough around the edges but not a bad person deep down.”
- Ralphie from A Christmas Story - 8 percent say their boss “stays focused on one goal and thinks about nothing else.”
- Kevin from Home Alone - 8 percent say their boss is “very resourceful and independent.”
- Ralphie’s father from A Christmas Story - 8 percent say their boss is “old school, swears a lot when things don’t go as planned.”
- The Grinch from How the Grinch Stole Christmas - 7 percent say their boss “keeps a distance from others, but longs to be a part of the group.”
- Clark Griswald from National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation - 7 percent say their boss is “likable but nothing seems to go right for him or her.”
- Santa from Miracle on 34th Street – 6 percent say their boss is “jolly no matter the circumstance.”
- Buddy from Elf - 5 percent say their boss is “naive and easily awed.”