It’s a few days after Christmas, which many of us celebrate, though there are certainly other holidays that people enjoy. Whatever your beliefs or tradition, this is a time of year when many of you likely received some gifts for the holiday season. Maybe you got something exciting, maybe something highly desired. Maybe you got a big joint gift for you and your partner. My wife and I used to give ourselves something nice that we’d both enjoy. In the past, we’d gotten new furniture for our bedroom or a big TV.
The last few years, as my children have become adults, we’ve gone to a family Secret Santa. We have a limit ($40 this year), so I wasn’t expecting anything special, but I am always interested in seeing how creative others are. In the past I got a kid playing guitar and singing a song for me. I’ve also had some creative art projects in the last few years.
There’s more to the season than gifts, but since many of us are in a slow time over the holidays, I thought I might ask what you wish you would get from work. Today, is there something that would make your job more enjoyable, interesting, exciting, or maybe just bearable in the future.
You might want equipment, different hours, flex time, more considerate co-workers, better code written or something else. Let us know today, and then maybe think about a plan to convince someone else to help implement it at work. You might find you can get what you want if you ask for it the right way.
I’ve got a great job, lots of benefits, and I can’t complain about anything. Perhaps the only thing that might make life a little easier next year is a few more article submissions. Maybe one of you out there wants to help me with that gift? I hope so, and I’m happy to help you in any way I can.