To dream of having a boss represents a sense of obligation with potential consequences. Decisions or obligations that can't be ignored. Seriousness or feelings about having to be disciplined in don't perform well in some way. Feeling that you have to do something all the time. Feeling that a situation, problem, or relationships has to take priority. Someone or something that is "running your life" or "bossing you around." A "super-ego or "top dog" mindset.
Alternatively, having a boss may reflect work issues.
Negatively, having a boss may reflect a fear of failing to comply. It may also be a sign that you are allowing a person or problem to have too much authority over you. Limitation or a lack of freedom. It may also reflect an obsession with work or being a workaholic. You may be taking a situation too seriously. Blindly doing what you are told. You or someone else that is too bossy or controlling. An ego out of control.
To dream of fearing a boss represents a fear of authority or problems standing up for yourself. Fearing losing something important if you don't perform well or follow orders properly.
To dream of being a boss represents your authoritative or assertive personality. Noticing a situation in waking life being totally under your control. Enjoy being in control.
Example: A man dreamed of his boss giving him a candy bar. In waking life he wanted a raise, but his boss would only give him compliments about his good work.
Example 2: A man dreamed of his former boss whom he didn't like. In waking life he got promoted and hated it.
Example 3: A man dreamed of having a boss. In waking life he felt obligated to help his sister move homes.
Example 4: A man dreamed of being a hotel manager. In waking life he had a number of sick relatives that he had to take care of all at once.
Example 5: A man dreamed of talking to his boss. In waking life he felt it was important to take care of his wife's failing health because he feared she could die. The boss symbolism in this case may have reflected his feelings of his wife's risky health and his need to save her being in control of his life.