December is always a crazy month in the office. I had the fortune of visiting MegaCorp yesterday and be reminded of what an unusual month it is. It had been quite a while since I had been back in the old digs.
I saw the daily calendar printout of one of the people I was meeting with. He was back-to-back with 8 or 9 meetings from early morning to the end of the day. I remember days like those! With just a couple weeks before the Christmas/New Year’s holidays, everyone is jamming as many meetings into their calendars as they can.
In addition, many businesses schedule special events / holiday parties – on top of all the special events / holiday parties that are being scheduled outside of work! It is certainly the month of the year where there are not enough hours in the day.
His assistant was telling me how busy everyone has been at the same time she was looking forward to the end of the month – when the office practically shuts down with so many people on vacation. She was looking forward to the peace and quiet of being at home and enjoying time with family. “It will be like being retired!” she said – perhaps unaware of why I left MegaCorp a few years ago.
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That’s December. Three weeks of crazy business at work, followed by two weeks of relaxing vacation at home. It is a strange juxtaposition- working as hard as you can, right up to the point where you relax. It’s kind of like dieting all day, so you can indulge in a big box of Christmas treats before bedtime. That’s not a bad idea, come to think of it! 🙂
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