As we cross into our tenth year publishing Management Skills Blog, I would like to thank all my avid readers. This year, we also launched the Hiring Talent Blog, to focus on posts specifically related to hiring. Enjoy the holidays. I am going to take a brief hiatus until January 2, 2014.
I first published this holiday message in 2005, based on a short afternoon meeting on Christmas eve.
As Matthew looked across the manufacturing floor, the machines stood silent, the shipping dock was clear. Outside, the service vans were neatly parked in a row. Though he was the solitary figure, Matthew shouted across the empty space.
“Merry Christmas to all, and to all, a good night.”
He reached for the switch and the mercury vapors went dark. He slid out the door and locked it behind.