Work Break Holiday

22 Dec

‘Twas a few days before Christmas, and all through the office, not a keyboard is typing, not even the boss’s. The cookies are placed, around the kitchen with care, but not for long, once the workers find out they are there. Everyone is laughing and the halls fill with chatter, no one is working, does it really even matter?

I’m starting to think that most offices should just close down for the week of Christmas. We can use the example of mine. Half of my unit is out on vacation. More than half of my outside contacts (who I would need to work with) are out on vacation. No one seems to have any motivation. No one wants to start new projects because they will be leaving soon, and everyone is on some kind of a sugar high! Now I know that it might not be the most realistic thing to close the office for a week, or even better two, but productivity has to be WAY down right now. I really believe that it is in the best interest of the office to go ahead and close. I realize that some offices would be easier to close than others, but those that could, should. Just think of a world where all of the offices closed down for a two week Holiday Break. The economy would be booming because we would be out buying things, going out to eat, having a few too many overpriced eggnogs at the local pub, and catching a few of the holiday time movies. If McCain can suggest a ‘gas tax holiday,’ why can’t we have a ‘work break holiday?’

You heard it first; The Hay Say is calling for a ‘Work Break Holiday.’ I really think I’m on to something. Anyone agree?

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5 Responses to “Work Break Holiday”

  1. V-bear December 22, 2008 at 3:40 pm #

    Let me be the first to sign my name to the petition of a work-break holiday! Might I also advocate that employees receive full pay during this time also…it’s vital to stimulating this depressed little economy of ours.

  2. ginna December 22, 2008 at 3:42 pm #

    umm AGREED. are you sure you aren’t working here? because you just described my office exactly.

  3. ginna December 22, 2008 at 3:43 pm #

    btw, i think you’re on london time…

  4. In favor of Vaca! December 22, 2008 at 3:44 pm #

    Dude, I totally agree! I think it is 100% legit to let people out of work! It would make people enjoy their holiday that much more! Also, I’m pretty sure that many countries in Europe still take a loooong holiday break, maybe even a month? I think we should follow their lead & take more of a vacation!

  5. Jaclyn December 23, 2008 at 3:35 am #

    I’d have to agree. I know that we get NOTHING done this week because, as our faithful blogger has explained: 1) the majority of people we work with at the office are out and 2) all of our outside contacts are out on vacation. I am not kidding when I say that the week between Christmas and New Years I might bring in a book… and not feel bad about reading it at my desk. I have saved probably weeks worth of filing to do, but that will probably take me about 20 minutes to do if I set my mind to it.

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