Breaking Up is Sometimes Too Easy to Do, So Take a Break!
We interrupt our usual format at Humor at Work because it’s time
for our annual summer break. Now a recent survey I came upon
suggests fewer people are taking their vacations than ever before,
which prompts the question, “What’s wrong with these people?”.
So I want to remind everyone that at those times you feel like it’s
simply impossible to slow down and take a break, is when you MOST
need to! You need to take a break BEFORE you break! And when you
consider that July is official Anti-Boredom Month, Ice Cream Month, Picnic Month,
Baked Bean Month, and Hot Dog Month, how could you
not take a break? Even if it’s just a “stay-cation” in your own
Of course, if your work schedule doesn’t permit you to take a
summer break, then use this summer season to commit or recommit
to upping the fun factor in your workplace, to exploring creative
ways to instill a greater sense of work/life balance and to
reenergizing your workplace culture!
Mike’s Fun at Work Tip
Instead of a “curse jar” which some families use, create a
“jargon jar” at work wherein anyone who says any trite or
overused workplace buzzword, jargon phrase or acronym has
to pay a dollar into the jar, which then goes towards your
social fund or fun at work committee (which I know you all
have by now). This could be a fun way to raise some moola
and encourage people to speak using straight forward language.
Deep Thought to Hold You For the Summer
“The best place to be during an earthquake is bungee jumping.”
It’s a Wacky World
Today is “Let it Go!” day. So go on, let it go. See how good
that feels? And tomorrow, June 24 is Handshake Day, while
Friday June 25 is Take Your Dog to Work Day!
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