Back to work
I was with some colleagues in the human resource management profession for lunch today and I couldn't relate with the general drift of the conversation, which was about how the looonnngg holidays have screwed up work habits and made things difficult for certain organizations. Huh??!
I could relate with the inconvenience encountered by companies with some cash flow difficulties. Holidays meant no clearing which translated into more days before check deposits could be drawn.
But I couldnt relate with that bit about how vacations and holidays encourage indolence and general laziness. I belong to the faction that believes rest and recreation energizes people and makes people more productive.
Okay. So Malacanan Palance went overboard with the holidays during the last holiday season. I don't think it will happen again considering that Christmas and New Year this year fall on a Friday.
Anyway, I have also been advocating that we move the official observance of certain holidays to December anyway so that people can have a longer stretch of rest and recreation. Many countries actually observe this practice such as Japan. They take the whole month of December off.
Whatever. I hope you guys had a great time recharging yourselves. Tomorrow we transform into work drones again.