Topic: holidays

‘I’m Working On Christmas Day’: 7 True Stories

âIâm Working On Christmas Dayâ: 7 True Stories

It’s Christmas Day, and no matter your own religion or lack thereof, you almost certainly have the day off work. The post office is closed, the stock market is closed, the mall is closed. But that doesn’t mean everyone is off work today. Many McDonald’s restaurants will be open, for one. And plenty of white-collar workers will be using the day to get a leg up on the competition while you and I sit around in pajamas with family. Here are 7 real-life Bob Cratchits who are toiling away today, accompanied by photos of the Christmas movies they’re missing out on watching. More »

Real-Life Jobs For Mary, Joseph, And Other Characters In The Christmas Story

Real-Life Jobs For Mary, Joseph, And Other Characters In The Christmas Story

In the traditional Christmas story as told in the Bible, an angel comes to young Mary, who is engaged to Joseph, and tells her she’s pregnant. The couple travels to Bethlehem, where Mary gives birth to Jesus in a stable after being turned away from several inns. Most people think of the story in spiritual or historical terms. But most of the figures in the story were ordinary working people. If we transplanted them to 2012 in America, how would their careers be going? Would they earn a good living, be praying for something better? (Don’t take this too seriously, we’re just having a little Christmas fun!) More »

4 Tips For Turning Seasonal Employment Into A Full-Time Position

4 Tips For Turning Seasonal Employment Into A Full-Time Position

It’s officially the holiday season.

For many, this means working a temporary seasonal position. Some like the additional income for the extra spending involved with this time of year, while others may be in-between jobs and searching for a more permanent position. While there are many pros and cons of seasonal employment, the concern of many is that the work is only temporary and lacks a guarantee past its ending date. More »

Survey Says Women Spend More Time Thinking About Their Work Party Outfit Than Working

Survey Says Women Spend More Time Thinking About Their Work Party Outfit Than Working

According to a new survey, women spend more time thinking about the dress they are going to wear to the office party than actually working the day of the office party.  It found that women typically spend 12 hours picking the right look for the evening. Nearly one in five (17%) spend at least two days choosing the perfect clothes and accessories to look their best. More »

5 Reasons I Am The Debbie Downer Of Halloween

5 Reasons I Am The Debbie Downer Of Halloween

Confession time: I hate Halloween. I don’t understand why grown-ups want to play dress-up. I consider it a waste of money and time. I forgot it was even a “holiday” until the Internet reminded me this morning. I hate that we’ve let it bleed into not only adult life, but office life. Hereby, my official plea to give the holiday back to the kids who are its rightful owners, and to keep grownup zones for grownups. [Cue “sad trombone” sound. More »