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Laughter best medicine for stress

Career roles are a changing. A recent Stats Canada report shows that women are the primary income earners in almost thirty per cent of dual-income families.

The shift away from the old notion of the traditional family where dad goes off to the
office leaving behind the "wife" to take care of the household duties is gone.

Many women are now well educated with perhaps an Ivey School of Business degree and a salary of six figures to support the family, Dad better learn to be flexible and be
accommodating to the new reality.

Doing the shopping/dishes and car pooling back and forth to the day care centre is no
longer the sole domain of mom.

Even if you, dad, are working outside of the home the stats shows that you are actually
working longer hours when you have children at home. Both parents have to learn to be
very flexible and have their employers recognize the changes in society of a two income

Sometimes, do you feel akin to a tooth paste tube, where there is nothing more left to
squeeze out?

How do you cope when all else fails?

Stats Canada tells us 1.3 million Canadians are unhappy with their working conditions.

The psychologists tell us that laughter is the best cure to work/home place stress.

Here is some workplace humour that you may enjoy:

In prison you spend the majority of your time in an 8x10 foot cell. At work you spend most of your time in an 8x10 foot cubicle.

In prison you get time off for good behaviour. At work you get rewarded for good
behaviour with more work.

In prison you can watch TV and play games. At work you get fired for watching TV and playing games.

In prison all expenses are paid by the taxpayers and there is no work

At work you get to pay all of the expenses to go to work and then they deduct
taxes to pay for the prisoners watching TV.

In prison you get to spend most of your time looking through bars wanting to get out. At work you spend most of your time wanting to get out and inside bars.

Proper protocol for supervisor:

Never load me with work in the morning. Always wait
until 4:30 p.m. and then bring it to me. The challenge of an impossible deadline is refreshing.

Do your best to keep me late. I adore this office and have nowhere to go or anything
else to do. I have no life beyond work.

If a job I do pleases you, keep it a secret. If that gets out it could mean a promotion.

If you don't like my work, tell everyone. I like my name to be popular in conversations.

If a job I do is well done keep it a secret. If that gets out it could mean a promotion
for me. And by the way – be nice to me only when the job I am doing for you could change your life and lead you into a management position.

Boss, tell me your little problems. I especially like the stories about you having to
pay too much taxes on the bonus check that I helped you earn.

Sound familiar?

Let me know, send me an e-mail

Len Lesser

Len Lesser posts a report every week

You can email Len at lenlesser@hotmail.com