By Wilmarie Brits
In the weeks leading up to the end-of-year holidays, everyone is running around the office trying to tie all the loose ends together and slowly but surely clearing their diaries in order to end the year on a high note at the office party, before they leave for the Christmas break. Except, of course, if you are the unlucky winner of working the graveyard shift during Christmas and New Year.
Perhaps you have fallen victim to blowing all your vacation during the year or your co-worker pleaded with you to work on his or her behalf. Whatever the reason, you’re in the office and reading this, and to stay focused on your work when holiday cheer is buzzing all around you may seem like a losing battle.
According to Marsha Egan, a workplace and e-mail productivity coach, the most important thing to do to keep yourself at task during the graveyard shift is to find a balance between work productivity and holiday fun. Here are a few guidelines you can use to survive working between Christmas and New Year.
If you have been asked, or pressured, or requested to work on a public holiday, try to see it as an opportunity rather than a burden. Make sure you make the best of the situation. Who knows – it may open the door to greater opportunities in the new year.
Deur Cilleste van Dyk Ons sal self. Hierdie drie woorde kan baie arrogant klink sonder die regte konteks. Solidariteit sê: Ons sal self, nie omdat ons dink dat ons dinge alleen of deur ons eie krag sal regkry nie, maar omdat dat daar geen ander opsie is vir ’n voorspoedige toekoms nie. Daarom sê ons […]
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