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From Dickens' _A Christmas Carol_

From Stave 2 ---
E. Scrooge is shown the vision of a past Office Christmas Party by the master Mr. Fezziwig.

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"A small matter," said the Ghost, "to make these silly folks so full of gratitude."

"Small!" echoed Scrooge.

The Spirit signed to him to listen to the two apprentices, who were pouring out their hearts in praise of Fezziwig: and when he had done so, said,

"Why! Is it not! He has spent but a few pounds of your mortal money: three or four perhaps. Is that so much that he deserves this praise?"

"It isn't that," said Scrooge, heated by the remark, and speaking unconsciously like his former, not his latter, self.

"It isn't that, Spirit. He has the power to render us happy or unhappy; to make our service light or burdensome; a pleasure or a toil.
Say that his power lies in words and looks; in things so slight and insignificant that it is impossible to add and count them up: what then?
The happiness he gives, is quite as great as if it cost a fortune."

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Some things for Managers to think about.

Happy Holidays

TJ Puccio

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Today gathered around a table decorating Chistmas cookies one of my Directs joked that we aren't doing "real work".

I looked up from my cookie and said 

Look here, I'm the supervisor, sitting with you.  

Remember what I always tell you.  

Relationships in the workplace matter.

* This is an activity that is building healthy positive relationships among us.

AND 

For any of you that helped arrange and organize this event, this will be reflected on your _annual performance appraisals_. Remember to make note of it in our talent management system.

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Something for Managers to think about.

Happy Holidays

TJ Puccio