If it wasn’t bad enough that we’re in the most depressing week in the most depressing month of the calendar, a website called Beat Blue Monday
has decided that there are two of the blighters this year, falling in consecutive weeks on 17 and 24 January.
On the bright side, the campaign says it is encouraging people to be positive about enjoying the grimmest day of the year and aims to support mental health charities.
The idea of “blue Monday” seems to have come about in the past five years or so as a result of a pseudo-scientific formula which involves bad weather, growing debt, failing new year’s resolutions and a PR firm promoting winter holidays in the sun.
But, it seems, the procurement and supply chain profession won’t give in to January woes so easily. US publication Supply Chain Digest
is appealing to readers to come up with funny stories about their jobs in an effort to lift spirits. One such tale comes from an employee at the distribution centre of a firearms manufacturer where a pallet of ammunition was dropped so hard by a forklift truck that it sent bullets flying in all directions and visiting consultants ducking for cover.
Do you have any startling or amusing stories about your workplace - or any ways of beating the winter blues - that you’d like to share with other readers?