Some days ago Enjoy posted about false friends and mentioned the word ‘Boss’. Many Enjoy Students asked us the difference, so now we post about it:
BOSS – Person in charge of making important decisions (…) on behalf of a work force or a group of individuals, for their eventual benefit. A boss (…) gets work done from his/her employees (…), being labeled as a ‘boss’ by their peers or subordinates.
CHIEF – The highest ranking official or the primary person among a group of individuals. The patriarchs of a tribe or a leader of a civilization are often termed as the chiefs (…). In a corporate setting, a chief (…) is the person who holds the highest authority available, for making decisions which affect the working of the entire corporate house (…).
|Language of origin||The Dutch word ‘baas’, meaning ‘the master’||In old French it means ‘leader’|
|Time of origin||17th century||13th century|
|Title/label||Boss is any person who’s in charge of a group of employees||Chief is a person considered to be the most important in an organization|
|Overall authority||A boss may or may not have the overall authority over an organization.||A chief means a person who has the full authority over an organization.|
|Related designations||In charge, supervisor, controller, etc.||Chief executive officer, chief financial officer, chief marketing officer, etc.|
This post is a bricolage of the texts published at http://www.differencebetween.info/difference-between-boss-and-chief , http://www.thefreedictionary.com/chief and http://www.thefreedictionary.com/boss. Read the originals and learn more about Boss and Chief.