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Humor in the Workplace

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Move over Ann Landers and Miss Manners. Bartender Bob could care less about etiquette; he exists to pour drinks and dish answers to wayward PR folks who need a straight shot of truth.

Bartender Bob answers all career- and industry-related questions and does so with the bite of a drink laced with 151. His Italian, in-your-face responses may rub you the wrong way, but he means well.


Today's Question:


Bartender Bob:  I'm not having any fun any more. Work is a drag and everyone seems less than enthused to be doing what they're doing. What's the deal?

What happened to the Joy of Work

Dear What happened to the Joy of Work

Yes, they're a lot of humorless bastards out there. But probably more so now than ever, we need to keep our sense of self and sense of humor.

Both are invaluable. They ground us during hard times. They make us better leaders and consultants any time. If your humor and sense of self have taken a leave of absence, find them, nurture them, feed them. Our profession — and your clients and organizations — need you whole to thrive this year.

After all, you wouldn't want to be coined a nasty bastard now would you?

Bartender Bob

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