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Sunday
Dec252011

Who Does Your Boss Remind You Of?

Hulton Archive/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- While there undoubtedly are workers out there who wish their boss had never been born, a new survey found that one in five employees say their boss is so nice, he or she reminds them of George Bailey from the movie It’s a Wonderful Life.

Harris Interactive asked 4,721 U.S. workers to name the holiday movie character who most reminds them of their boss.  Nineteen percent chose the Jimmy Stewart character from the classic holiday film, and agreed that their boss is “well liked” and “always willing to help others.”

Here’s a rundown of all the responses:

  1. George Bailey from It's a Wonderful Life, 19 percent - “Well-liked, always willing to help others.”
  2. Rudolph from Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, 14 percent - “Can navigate successfully through tough situations.”
  3. Willie, the main character from Bad Santa, 10 percent - “Rough around the edges but not a bad person deep down.”
  4. Ralphie from A Christmas Story, 8 percent - “Stays focused on one goal and thinks about nothing else.”
  5. Kevin from Home Alone, 8 percent – “Very resourceful and independent”
  6. Ralphie's father from A Christmas Story, 8 percent –“Old school, swears a lot when things don't go as planned.”
  7. The Grinch from How the Grinch Stole Christmas, 7 percent – “Keeps a distance from others, but longs to be a part of the group.”
  8. Clark Griswald from National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, 7 percent – “Likeable but nothing seems to go right for him or her.”
  9. Santa from Miracle on 34th Street, 6 percent – “Jolly no matter the circumstance.”
  10. Buddy from Elf, 5 percent – “Naive and easily awed.”


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