to correct my boss?

(38 Posts)
luckylucky24 Wed 05-Oct-16 07:48:57

I just got a "happy birthday" text from my boss. My birthday is tomorrow smile I am on mat leave so no embarrassing cards will given or declarations in the office to cause embarrassment.
Debating whether or not I should text back saying "Thank you, but it is tomorrow" or just "thank you".

user1471499349 Wed 05-Oct-16 07:49:38

Just say thank you

Paulat2112 Wed 05-Oct-16 07:50:23

Just say thanks. Don't be that person

UsernameHistory Wed 05-Oct-16 07:55:52

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VioletBam Wed 05-Oct-16 07:59:17

Username did you have a rough night? confused What a rude and unnecessary post! FAR ruder than the OP's thought of correcting her boss!

OP just say thanks.

RaeSkywalker Wed 05-Oct-16 08:00:17

Just say thank you smile

luckylucky24 Wed 05-Oct-16 08:00:47

Username, fro your comment you appear an arsehole. your tone is unnecessary.
I ask because next year I will be back at work and if not corrected, we will have the embarrassment of a big happy birthday as I enter the office only for everyone to know it isn't! Everyone else knows so she won't be able to get away with a public statement without being publicly corrected!
And at no point did I say I was pissed off. I am actually pleased she bothered to text me considering I am on leave!

ClopySow Wed 05-Oct-16 08:00:56

Jesus username chill the fuck out, it's far too early for stranger rage.

Op, just say thanks.

NeedMoreSleepOrSugar Wed 05-Oct-16 08:02:34

Definitely just a thank you. Its a lovely thought to send you a birthday message when you're off - I don't think any of my (lovely) managers would have done that!

Ginslinger Wed 05-Oct-16 08:03:35

I'd be more inclined to say something like - thanks that's lovely - I'm having a birthday week although the actual day is tomorrow - thanks for thinking of me.

FluffyFluffster Wed 05-Oct-16 08:09:03

I usually just say 'Thanks! You got in a day early haha!' And then make a flippant comment about cake.

Longlost10 Wed 05-Oct-16 08:10:16

who expects their boss to be accurate to the day? I know roughly which week my colleagues birthdays are

stonecircle Wed 05-Oct-16 08:10:32

No idea what's wrong with the first message. It's what I'd say but probably add an exclamation mark and a smiley face.

AnchorDownDeepBreath Wed 05-Oct-16 08:12:21

It'll be easier next year because they'll likely be conversation about it; so you can make it clear that your birthdays on the Thursday. This year I'd just thank her, it's nice that she remembered.

RebootYourEngine Wed 05-Oct-16 08:13:34

I would just say thanks and then accept that from years to come your birthday will last two days grin

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StartledByHisFurryShorts Wed 05-Oct-16 08:15:14

It probably came up on his phone. My phone always notifies me the day before someone's birthday. Just say thanks.

Galdos Wed 05-Oct-16 08:17:23

Why not answer primly 'I don't celebrate birthdays and I will thank you for keeping this quiet.'

That way you can annoy everyone!

senua Wed 05-Oct-16 08:31:05

Thank her nicely and some time in the next 360 days drop a joke-y comment, face-to-face, about her getting in a day early.

senua Wed 05-Oct-16 08:33:06

Oh, and happy birthday from me, too. For tomorrow.grin

CatNip2 Wed 05-Oct-16 08:35:07

Depends on your relationship with your boss, I would most certainly say "thank you, but it's tomorrow LOl" and a load of smiley faces, I would get some jokey response afterwards and probably a text tomorrow too.

BewtySkoolDropowt Wed 05-Oct-16 08:36:34

Just say thank you.

Then next year take your birthday off and tell your boss that is why. Or say a couple of days ahead 'its my birthday on blahday, so I thought I'd bring in a cake. Do you prefer carrot cake or chocolate?'

MidnightRunner87 Wed 05-Oct-16 08:43:06

I'd probably say something like 'thank you, looking forward to seeing if oh spoilt me in the morning ☺️ '

KitKat1985 Wed 05-Oct-16 08:44:03

I'd just say thank you to be honest.

blueshoes Wed 05-Oct-16 08:52:02

You are on maternity leave. In the nicest possible way, I don't think your boss cares either way which day your birthday is. If you tell her this year, she is not going to remember next year (all she might do is reset her calendar alarm or reminder) but you will just stick in her mind as that person for correcting on what is a thoughtful gesture on her part to show you have not been forgotten whilst you are away from the office.

I think a little perspective is in order.

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