Here’s an interesting day depending on the type of work you do. I suppose if you are a soldier or a firefighter, it might not be easy to take your teddy bear with you to work but if you are creative enough, you might find a way. Today always falls on the second Wednesday in October which today happens to be 13th and my sister, Michelle’s, birthday. Happy Birthday Michelle! Anyway, I imagine your teddy bear would like to get out of the house for the day seeing as they probably aren’t getting out as much as they use to.
How to celebrate – Take your teddy bear to work with you today. If you no longer have a teddy bear buy a new one! See if you can find an old picture of you with your teddy bear.
Today is for all those people who work like a dog at their jobs. That is actually a compliment since dogs that do work, are constantly working, they don;t know anything else. The down side of it is that people who work like those dogs often miss out on a lot of life, but if they are happy… what does it matter? We all work hard at jobs we love, if you are lucky enough to find one of those jobs it’s not exactly work you are doing as it is a passion you are living. So if you do work liked a dog because you love your work, good for you!
How to celebrate – Do what you love to do for work. Enjoy your life. Get a work dog.
Today was created by the Women’s Socialist Movement on March, 19th, 1911. It started in the late 1800’s as women all across the globe fought for their right to work and to be recognized for their work in the world. It has been recognized by, and is now, promoted by the United Nations. Yes, women are due credit for what they have accomplished and created in a world that for a very, very long time tried to bury their efforts and struggles.
How to celebrate – List the accomplishments women have added to our society. Name as many famous women as you can. Give credit to who deserves credit.
January 27th National Punch the Clock Day
The time clock was invented by Willard Bundy in 1888 in Auburn, New York as a way to better keep track of his employees work schedule. At the time (Pun intended) it seemed like a great idea. Employees punch into the clock when they arrived, punched out for lunch and such and then back in when going back to work. Finally they would punch out when they left for the day. In theory this worked out great, until it was figured out that those employees had to remember all the steps to make it work. Since then, you don’t see a punch clock being used much anymore, which is probably a good thing.
How to celebrate – Read about the punch clock days. If you still have a punch clock at work, don’t forget to use it! Find a job where you are trusted.
I am not sure this day really applies anymore. It’s another one of those really useful days created by the people at Wellcat but with the virus threatening us at every turn and many people working from home this days it seems sort of pointless. Yes, it use to be we would stay home from work when we were sick and the idea was to stay home when you could actually enjoy the home you have created. Now a lot of us stay at home way too much! So many choices, so few places to go! Perhaps today should be stay at home because you have to day!
How to celebrate – Take the day off from work. Go into work because you are well today. Love your home.
We all have a boss in our lives, even if we don’t have a job! Well today is the day we celebrate them and give them their due. There may be times when you don’t like them all that much but then, you don’t have the same responsibilities that they have or the same goals they must attain. The higher you get on the work chain the more that is expected of you. Today was created by Patricia Bays Haroski who honored her boss at State Farm Insurance in Illinois in 1958. She registered it with the Chamber of Commerce making sure the day was recognized. Of course her boss was her father so it wasn’t all that difficult for her to show her affection for her boss.
How to celebrate – Honor your boss (Like them or not) . Try to understand the demands placed on your boss. Try to honestly see yourself as your boss sees you.
Today can mean a lot of different things to different types of dog owners. There are breeds that work hard for their owners, others not so much. However, the general idea concerns working hard until getting a job done. And most dogs will do that, they will work hard to accomplish what they want to get done and then normally take a good long nap afterwards! That’s okay by me because I both love dogs and naps!
How to celebrate – Watch your dog work and then copy it. If you are going to do a job, do it well. Let your tongue hang out and pant after you’ve finished doing what you have to get done.
June 26th Take Your Dog To Work Day
Since 1999, people have been celebrating today by taking their best friend to work with them. It was created by Pet Sitters International probably because they need a day off! Your dog loves you and wants to be where ever you are. They will do whatever you want them to do, hopefully, as long as they get the chance to be with you. They don’t really ask for too much more. So take your dog to work today with you. I guarantee your day will be better.
How to celebrate – Buy your dog a suit or dress so they are properly clothed when you go into work. Train your dog to do things for you at work. Make sure you take a water bowl with you.
The League of Wheelmen began in 1880. The idea back then was to have an organization that fought the prejudices against those who rode bikes. Over the years it has become the League of American Bicyclists who promote using bikes to help with the environment, health and to slow down life a little so people can enjoy it. There is a Bike Month, Week and today (Bike To Work Day). It always falls on the 3rd Friday of May when, hopefully, the weather is better. Riding your bike to work has it’s challenges but it is worth it, provided work isn’t a 100 miles away.
How to celebrate – Ride your bike to work. If you don’t have a bike, get one! Plan your route to work so it’s safe and you get to enjoy things you might not normally see.
This could get a little messy, but who cares… take your best friend to work today. Bring a little snack and a bowl for water and your set! You can take them for a walk at lunch and any other breaks you get during the day. Who knows, nay be your dog will inspire you to some great revelation that will earn you a promotion or raise. To me, it is better than Take Your Cat To Work Day because you’ll end up spending your entire day trying to find them. But a dog generally stays by your side and sleeps. A really bad idea would be combining the two days, no one would get anything done. And if you happen to be a skyscraper window cleaner, maybe not taking any animal to work with you is a good idea. Today was created in 1999 by Pet Sitters International, ironically a business where take your dog to work day is your work.
How to celebrate – Take your dog to work! Make sure it’s okay to take your dog to work. Work at home today so you can have your pet with you and not upset anybody.