What are your Thanksgiving plans? I’m cooking again this year. It’s my favorite holiday, and I’m so grateful to be cooking for people I love. (I just realized how important the “for” is in this sentence 🤣.) Each year I make the tried and true favorites (pearl onions I’m looking at you but not partaking) and, also, experiment with a few dishes. This year I’m branching out to baking (I can cook, baking is a whole ‘nother story): chocolate pie with pomegranate arils and hazelnuts on top. Wish me luck, and please share what you’re grateful for that you’ll be expressing on November 24.
And BTW, there’s a theme this week, shout it out if you see it… 😊
- How do you know if the appreciation you’re showing your employees is really appreciated? Here are some answers from Harvard Business Review about what employees value and how to ensure you’re delivering.
- Twitter apparently: terminated employees via email (cold); let some workers go by accident (ouch); and realized after the terminations it needed some of those terminated workers back (oops). Seriously, this isn’t a good look. When you hear all the quiet quitting stories, and people working 2 full-time jobs unbeknownst to each employer, this is some of the disrespectful behavior driving employees to do the bare minimum and/or to reset the rules to work for them. Something’s gotta’ change, but for now, this is just plain ugly.
- Related note (theme tease…): Have you heard the one about a CEO who fired 2 engineers for each working 2 FT jobs simultaneously? You may have thought it was a slam dunk but the Internet is in a tizzy.
My POV: the world of work is changing rapidly just like the world around us. I think we need to all be more transparent and set expectations to ensure we’re all on the same page about what a company is owed by its employees and what it owes them in return. Clearly there are differences of opinion on this. Cleary…