Posts tagged with 'holidays'
Happy Administrative Professionals DayRead the rest of this entry »
To all the the administrative assistants, office associates, receptionists, office managers and everyone who fills an office support role,
I want to say Happy Administrative Professionals Day.
I know I and my fellow managers don't tell you often enough how valuable and appreciated you are. But you are.
What you do day-in and day-out bears only the smallest resemblance to the job description. Coaching us as we practice for ...
Celebrate Einstein's Birthday With PiRead the rest of this entry »
If you love pizza, pie or math, rejoice because it's National Pi Day.
Without getting all arithmeticky on you, March 14 is pi day because when you write the date as 3.14 it's the same as what you get (approximately) when you divide the circumference of a circle by its diameter. Not that most of us have done this since high school geometry. BTW, we said approximately ...
Happy New Year From Green Key Resources
Happy First Night of HanukkahRead the rest of this entry »
Tonight is the first of the 8 days of Hanukkah (or, if you prefer, Chanukah, both are correct). It is known as the Festival of Lights in recognition of the flame that continued to burn for 8 days on only enough sacred oil to last a single day.
Hanukkah commemorates a great victory by the Maccabees, the Jewish rebel army, over the Seleucid dynasty, a Hellenistic empire that two millennia ...
Companies More Cautious About Holiday Parties This YearRead the rest of this entry »
It could be a sign of the times, but companies are being especially cautious and more frugal about their holiday parties this year.
After a record number of companies (62%) last year said they planned to serve alcohol at their party, this year the percentage has dropped to just under 48%. At the same time, a third are holding the party on company premises, up from the 28% that did ...
Happy Thanksgiving From Green Key Resources
You Can Carry-On a Turkey, But Leave the Gravy BehindRead the rest of this entry »
One of the joys of sharing Thanksgiving dinner with family and friends, is sharing the leftovers. For some reason, stuffing and gravy always seem to be better the next day, especially alongside turkey sandwiches.
But if you plan on flying home with leftovers -- or you're bringing part of the feast with you -- the spoil sports at the Transportation Security Administration caution that you better check the list of what ...
Bread and Some Filling and You're Celebrating!Read the rest of this entry »
Did you brown bag it today? If you did, heck, even if you didn't, chances are good that you or the person next to you will have a sandwich for lunch. On any given day of the year, 47% of American adults will eat a sandwich.
We tell you this so you can celebrate National Sandwich Day -- that's right, it's today -- knowing you are in good company ...
What the Smart Employee Won't Be Wearing On HalloweenRead the rest of this entry »
If you're planning to dress-up for work on Halloween, give your costume a sensitivity check. Wearing a costume that sends the wrong message can get you into hot water with HR or even kill a career.
A few years ago, Ebola costumes became trendy, until the backlash started. This year, retailers felt pressured to pull an Anne Frank costume after a social media storm ignited. People even came up ...