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My Daily Bread Crumbs 10 Jan


sandrewn

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January 10th 2022 - Holidays and Observances

 

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Observances (click on the day or week for details)

Peculiar People Day

National Bittersweet Chocolate Day

National Houseplant Appreciation Day

 

Fun Observances (2)

 Cut Your Energy Costs Day

Forgot to add being thrifty and eco-friendly to your New Year’s resolution list? Now is your chance to rectify that because January 10 is Cut your Energy Cost Day.

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Use this day to make changes in your daily life that would reduce your household’s energy consumption and cut down on your monthly energy expenses.

How to Celebrate?

  • Turn down the heat and the cooling when you are not home.
  • Switch off all unnecessary lights when you are home.
  • Walk or ride a bike to work – not only is it healthy, you will be saving $$.
  • Carpool or take public transport to work.
  • Take shorter showers to save on water consumption and heating costs.

Did You Know…

...that using lids while cooking can reduce energy consumption by as much as 15%?

 

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Clean Off Your Desk Day

To honor an uncluttered, organized and clean workspace, the second Monday of January is celebrated as the Clean Off Your Desk Day.

Overhead view of businesswoman working at desk.

This unofficial and clearly made-up holiday encourages people to have a clutter-free, clean, and organized workspace.

Increase Productivity

Productivity experts and scientists agree that a functional workspace is important for having a fulfilling and productive work life. Clean and organized work desks allow workers to focus and to organize and process information. In addition, research shows that those who work within cluttered spaces tend to get frustrated faster than those whose workspaces are organized and clean.

How to Celebrate?

  • Clean your desk, of course! Take a few hours to organize all the paperwork that has piled up over the last year and to purge your desk and workspace of things you have no use for anymore.
  • Shred any paperwork with any sensitive or personal information, give away duplicate office supplies, and file away important documents.
  • And while you are at it, organize your PC or laptop desktop as well.

Did You Know...

...that the word desk comes from the old Latin word discus meaning platter or plate?

 

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How To Translate Work Emails

I have a question.     =     I have 18 questions.
I’ll look into it.     =     I’ve already forgotten about it.
I tried my best.     =     I did the bare minimum.
Happy to discuss further.     =     Don’t ask me about this again.
No worries.     =     You really messed up this time.
Take care.     =     This is the last you’ll ever hear from me.
Cheers!     =     I have no respect for you or myself!

 

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I supervised an employee who had a negative view of everything 
I did.

If I took a vacation day, I was “never there.”

If I praised someone’s work, it was “too little, too late.”

He eventually took another job 
but was fired six months later. Shortly thereafter, he contacted 
me, hoping to return to his old job.

“Have you learned anything from this experience?” I asked.

“Yes, I should have stayed here,” 
he admitted. “You’re too indecisive to have ever fired me.”

 

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“Has your son decided what 
he wants to be when he grows up?” 
I asked my friend.

“He wants to be a garbageman,” 
he replied.

“That’s an unusual ambition to have at such a young age.”

“Not really. He thinks that garbagemen work only on Tuesdays.”

 

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My son was born while I was serving abroad, so he was three 
before we met. When I got home, I decided it was time for a little father-son bonding time. I bought him a 
toy razor and invited him to “shave” with me.

In the bathroom, I took 
up my razor and started shaving. 
I looked around to see how my son was doing.

His foot was up on the side of the bathtub, and he was 
running the razor up and down 
his leg. So much for male bonding.

 

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