If extreme winter weather has kept you home for the past few days, consider satisfying your yearning for office life by watching one of these entertaining movies (under a blanket with a big bowl of hot popcorn, of course):
Nine to Five
Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda, and Lily Tomlin star in this comedy of female employees who have had enough of their sleazy male boss. Warning: The Oscar-nominated theme song will run through your head for days.
You planned on returning to the office today after a few days break with renewed vigor and a clear strategy on how to get the new year off to a great start. Then, Mother Nature decided to throw a curveball -- nasty weather that caused your bus to be a half hour late and left five staff members stranded at home unable to make it in to work. Now what?
Getting back into the swing of things can be difficult for any worker returning to the office after vacation. If you found your break unsatisfactory, though, it may be especially hard to muster the motivation to get back to business as usual. Whether your next scheduled time off is a three-day weekend for Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday or a week-long respite in the summer, vow to make your next break better by taking time to evaluate what you want out of it.
Yesterday, we noted that finding a new job came in at number four in a Harris poll of the most common goals Americans are setting for 2014. Today, let’s take a look at number nine: stopping procrastination.
Is finding a different position on your list of goals for 2014? If so, you aren’t alone. According to a Harris poll, getting a new job ranked as the fourth most common resolution for the upcoming year. (As you might have guessed, losing weight was number one.)
The end of the year is a popular time for disgruntled workers to reflect upon their current employment situation and consider new possibilities. But while gathering the motivation to make a move is admirable, watch out for hasty decisions just because you’ve concluded something needs to be done. Rush too quickly out of one unhappy situation and you may find yourself stuck in another with the exact same problems. Instead, take some time to pinpoint what is bothering you where you are now and what would make things better.