Editor’s Note: The holiday season is here, and TLNT is celebrating with classic holiday posts from the past. Look for them through Christmas Eve.
Just call me Scrooge.
While it wasn’t my official nickname, you could have called me that my first few Decembers as a manager and an HR practitioner. I came into work grumpy, I left grumpier, and I tried to not be grumpy at home. It was a futile battle though.
Don’t get me wrong either: I like the holidays. I love spending time with my wife. I like spending a limited amount of time with family. But December just rubbed me the wrong way.