Hard work deserves recognition. That’s why the inventors of lesser-known holidays designated this very day as Employee Appreciation Day. It’s dedicated to the dedicated men and women who put both the “work” and “force” in “workforce.” If your manager is too busy reviewing your TPS reports to remember to acknowledge your team’s efforts, drop an anonymous memo in his or her inbox. Do it now, and there might still be time for a catered lunch or happy hour. Even if you just get a simple pat on the back (in accordance with HR regulations), it’s nice to be noticed.
In our office and warehouse, we celebrated in classic Man Crates fashion—with bacon. And there were also pancakes to serve as soft stomach pillows for all that bacony goodness. Feel free to borrow our idea for a belated brunch celebration at your place of business. Here’s how our Employee Appreciation Day went down.