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Job Rants Thread – 12/20/2019 – Holiday Party Edition!

Work just hard enough to not get fired/as the bennies rather suck/
Chained to a desk, long past 8 o’clock/Your social life’s shit outta luck/
Ev’rybody knows, that traffic on the holidays/grinds your commute to a halt/
Though it’s been said, many times, many ways /This job can go, get(Apologies to Nat King Cole)

Hey, all; Ho-ho-Happy Friday –

Hope everyone’s doing well and making the best of things during this festive, though often stressful, time of year; and that, whatever token festivities your respective jobs offer up might at least take the edge off, somewhat. Assuming, of course, they even do that.

Not a whole lot to say, this week. Doubtless, we’re most of us working down to the holiday wire, so I’ll just leave you with a personal favorite passage of mine that reminds us that, even the worst workplaces can be made to turn things around with a little holiday cheer and goodwill towards their fellow man:

Scrooge was better than his word. He did it all, and infinitely more; and to Tiny Tim, who did NOT die, he was a second father. He became as good a friend, as good a master, and as good a man, as the good old city knew, or any other good old city, town, or borough, in the good old world. Some people laughed to see the alteration in him, but he let them laugh, and little heeded them; for he was wise enough to know that nothing ever happened on this globe, for good, at which some people did not have their fill of laughter in the outset; and knowing that such as these would be blind anyway, he thought it quite as well that they should wrinkle up their eyes in grins, as have the malady in less attractive forms. His own heart laughed: and that was quite enough for him.

He had no further intercourse with Spirits, but lived upon the Total Abstinence Principle, ever afterwards; and it was always said of him, that he knew how to keep Christmas well, if any man alive possessed the knowledge. May that be truly said of us, and all of us! And so, as Tiny Tim observed, God bless Us, Every One!