Say thanks to workers with these 12 greetings on Employee Appreciation Day.
An employee works on his computer at the office of CloudFactory, a Canadian startup that based itself in Kathmandu, where it hires teams of Nepalese on Oct. 5, 2012. Reuters

Although all workers deserve to have their accomplishments recognized, more often than not, they don’t. Luckily, Friday is Employee Appreciation Day, which means bosses all over the nation will shower employees with the “thank you” they deserve.

The unofficial holiday has been celebrated in offices, factories, stores and every other type of work environment since 1995, and it allows employees to get a little recognition from their bosses for a change. While some head honchos will give their workers tokens of appreciation and treats to show how grateful they are for employees’ hard work, nothing makes an employee feel appreciated more than a simple "thanks.”

Bosses who don’t necessarily have the gift of gab shouldn’t worry, though, because there’s a whole list of quotes that show gratitude. Here are a few, collected from YourMotivationGuru, WishesMessages and Ideas.Baudville:

1. "Your personal commitment to quality is obvious in everything you do."

2. "Few people have your vision. Thank you for showing others an alternate perspective."

3. "Mere words can never be enough to admire your actions because your work always meets with our expectations. Thank you."

4. "Thank you for showing all your colleagues that the pursuit of excellence is the best way to climb up the organizational ladder in this company."

5. "Not everyone is a creative thinker… but you are."

6. "If your perseverance and integrity were contagious diseases, everyone at work would be as perfect as you. Thanks for doing a good job."

7. "Your dedication has shown that you can’t ride an elevator to success — you can only take steps, one at a time."

8. "My words can never be enough to praise your actions because your work always meets my expectations. Thank you."

9. "We recognize and appreciate your dedicated efforts."

10. "No job is too big or too small for you. Thanks for always jumping in and helping out."

11. "A perfect employee is the one who motivates his boss as much as his boss motivates him. Thanks for being an inspiration and motivation to me."

12. "Employees like you are the epitome of professionalism. Thank you for bringing your best to work every single day."