Scenes from the Office: The Oscars and Your Boss

Is your ideal boss more likely to say “Make my day!” or ask “You talking to me?”

This Sunday night, after Barbara Walters’s tete-a-tete with nominees but before the Academy Awards are handed out, take a moment to consider who your ideal boss would be if you could choose from past Oscar recipients.

CareerBuilder.com recently did just that, asking 6.704 U.S. employees which Oscar-winning actor or actress they would most like to work for. According to the new survey, most prefer Julia Roberts or Tom Hanks as their ideal boss.

Other top vote-getters included Stephen Spielberg, Denzel Washington, Susan Sarandon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Reese Witherspoon, Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, John Wayne, Robert DeNiro, and Clint Eastwood.

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In addition, the CareerBuilder.com survey discovered that 32% say drama is the type of movie genre that best describes their workplace, followed by comedy at 28% and adventure at 11%.

The good news for employers? Only 6% say their workplace could be best described as a horror or a war movie.

Elaine Rigoli has nearly 15 years of experience managing content and community for various B2B and consumer websites. Elaine has written thousands of business and technology articles and has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal and eWeek, among other publications.

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