Thanksgiving will look a lot different this year not just at home, but also in the workplace.
For those who are employed, we have a lot to be thankful for.
This year has been tough for many workers. In Virginia, the state’s unemployment rate peaked at 11.2% in April, which was up from just 2.6% in February, before the pandemic forced businesses across the state to close.
By comparison, during the Great Recession of 2009, Virginia’s unemployment rate peaked at 7.5% in February 2010. Previously, the highest jobless rate the state recorded since 1976 was 7.9% in December 1982.
The state’s jobless rate stood at 5.3% in October, down from 6.2% in September.
If you are working and employed, show your thanks by helping those who are not.
For any of us who manage other employees, we have a lot to be thankful for, and need to show it. This can be done through:
- money; and
- time off
Avoid showing “thanks” by asking for more time from your employees. They are exhausted.
Avoid hosting a “virtual” anything around Thanksgiving unless suggested by workers. Avoid giving employees additional work — like sending in reflections to be read at a team meeting or creating a favorite family dish recipe swap.
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