Despite the seasonal good cheer one encounters at the workplace, lurking beneath the surface, there are holiday haters.
And guess what their top five most hated workplace practices are? You don’t need to guess — with the help of Dr. Paul White, we’ll tell you.
White is a psychologist who specializes in sorting out sourced workplace relationships. The creator of the Toxic Workplace Prevention and Repair Kit, he decided to find out what bugged folks the most at work during the holidays. After getting feedback from more than 500 workers, here’s what he learned:
No. 5: Being required to bring food for a holiday luncheon.
This one was sort of a culmination of other hateful holiday traditions. It’s bad enough that the workload actually increases at year-end because of year-long inefficiencies. People are struggling to get everything done, and then, not only must they attend a holiday luncheon, but they have to bring a covered dish too. Deck the halls with Gramma’s green beans in mushroom soup!
No. 4: Having to work on holidays.
While most companies pay extra or grant extra personal time to those who must labor while others relax, nearly one in five of those surveyed said they still hated the practice. One respondents indignantly reported having to work 17 hours on Christmas day to meet year-end requirements. Humbug!