It seems to be a staple of old sitcoms to invite the boss to dinner, and pandemonium ensues. My dad was an up-and-coming executive when I was a kid (60s/70s timeframe), and I don’t recall him ever inviting his boss to our place, nor do I recall him being invited when he became a VP.
Before I retired, my boss had an open house around Christmas and a bunch of us went, but that’s not the same as sitting down to a meal around the dining room table. And I never had a boss I liked enough to want have in my home. Plus I never had aspirations of being in management, so there was no reason to schmooze like that.
My husband’s boss invited us to dinner (this was his boss in the late 90s, so not recently) but my husband was also a manager - they were practically equals, so there wasn’t a big power differential.
So have you ever invited your boss to your home for dinner? If you’re a boss, have you been invited to dine with one of your underlings?