In the United States, we are coming back from the Independence Day holiday. Many people are out for summer vacation. You may notice your coworkers aren’t as alert as they were before break. Sometimes, it’s obvious. Other times, you have to look for subtle cues. Here’s how to know someone isn’t listening to you.
- Coworker responds to each sentence you utter with, “I’m with you, Sparky!”
- Coworker still has remnants of exploded fireworks in hair. She keep yelling, “Fire in the hole!” and ducks for cover.
- Your coworker has replaced his glasses with glazed donuts.
- When you say “good morning,” your coworker replies, “Why?”
If any of these happen to you, don’t worry. It will take time for your friend to get reacclimated to the environment. In the meantime, have some fun and get your coworker to agree to take on some of your additional workload. You’ll be able to clean your desk before they know what hit them.