"Oh, there's no place like home for the holidays'Cause no matter how far away you roamWhen you pine for the sunshine of a friendly gazeFor the holidays you can't beat home sweet home!" ~ Music by Robert Allen and Lyrics by Al Stillman “My Thanksgiving is going to look very different this year. I would … Continue reading HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS
"Turn failure into Victory, don't let your courage fade; And if you get a Lemon, Just make the Lemon Aid (sic)." ~ Men's Wear, Vol. 26, page 65 "He picked up the lemons that Fate had sent him and started a lemonade-stand." ~ Elbert Hubbard "If You Have a Lemon, Make a Lemonade." ~ … Continue reading MAKING LEMONADE DURING THE PANDEMIC
"There is no normal life that is free of pain. It's the very wrestling with our problems that can be the impetus for our growth." ~ Fred Rogers “Bad days happen to everyone, but when one happens to you, just keep doing your best and never let a bad day make you feel bad about … Continue reading BUSINESS ETIQUETTE AND THE NEW WORK-FROM-HOME CHALLENGES: TOTS, TOILET PAPER AND TECHNOLOGY
“I think this may ‘turn misfortune into a blessing’. It’s an opportunity for more people to be at home, for remote work to be pushed forward, for a more flexible lifestyle to progress.” ~ Hiroshi Ono, Professor of Human Resources Management at Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo, Japan - Fortune, March 1, 2020 "We are recommending all … Continue reading FIGHTING CORONAVIRUS BY WORKING FROM HOME
"Just like with the flu, good hygiene habits, proper handwashing and sneezing and coughing etiquette, are important to help reduce the spread of illness." ~ Robin Gurwitch, Duke University School of Medicine "I think this virus is probably with us beyond this season, beyond this year, and I think eventually the virus will find a … Continue reading FIGHTING CORONAVIRUS WITH EVERYDAY HYGIENE ETIQUETTE
"Pain is such an uncomfortable feeling that even a tiny amount of it is enough to ruin every enjoyment." ~ Will Rogers Is your boss the cause of that chronic pain in your neck? Or is that pain -- or the pain in your back, butt, shoulders, hips, hands, feet, knees or joints -- stemming from … Continue reading That Pain In The Neck Might Not Be Your Boss
Men who consistently leave the toilet seat up secretly want women to get up to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night and fall in. ~ Rita Rudner For many years one of the hats I wore at my financial services company was that of disaster recovery liaison; during the September 11 attacks I helped employees … Continue reading Workplace Restroom Etiquette and Best Practices
Throughout modern history women who ventured out into public have run the risk of having to hold it in, either because there were no facilities or not enough facilities for women, creating endless lines. Some years ago at my company's annual employee bash, I was waiting with my colleagues and other guests in a very, very long line to … Continue reading The Line to the Women’s Room – From Then To Now
Staying home when you’re ill can be a bummer.
But, going to work is a whole lot dumber!
With so much in the news about Ebola and other dangerous viruses and bacterial infections, we need to remind ourselves that most people are likelier to be catching the common cold or coming down with the current seasonal flu bug. Together, these viruses cost the U.S. economy billions of dollars each year in lost wages, business profits and healthcare costs. Even worse, they cause inconvenience, suffering and in rare cases the flu can result in life-threatening scenarios.