you would need to know the bosses username
the simple ansewer is to put some code behinf the forms on open event that detects whether that person has a sepcific privilige and take appropriate action
if username="blah" then
'set up for da boss
'setup for the troops
getting the username of the boss can be difficult
you can get the username using an API call (google Dev Ashish API, or look in the Access code bank for some routines from PKStormy). that will tell you the network name of the current user
then you need to workout whether that person is a boss or an employee.
you coudl do that by creating a table with userid's in
Username string PK
then lookup that Username in the Users table..
if CanUse is set then that username is allowed to tuse the application
if IsBoss is set then that user has 'boss' privilege
y'get the picture
personally I'd do the lookup by qurerying that usernames privileges int he workgroup file, but thats a whole different ballgame