North Idaho Business Journal: May your workplace be free of fleas

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A nice, fat bonus compliments of President Trump and the Republican-heavy Congress would be nice.

Six weeks vacation, like some societies insist upon? A Mediterranean adventure wouldn't hurt a bit right about now.

But to keep employees happy, sometimes little presents can go a long way.

Here at North Idaho Business Journal, which is part of the Coeur d'Alene Press, somebody really gets that truth. Not long ago, cartoons started appearing on a paper towel dispenser above the sink in the employee break room.

A cat wearing glasses is sitting up, reading a newspaper. What's the difference between a cat and a comma, we're asked? One has claws at the end of its paws, and one is a pause at the end of a clause. (Mrs. Language Person, cat lover extraordinaire, would purr over that one.)

Lord, give me coffee to change the things I can and wine to accept the things I can't.

The more you weigh, the harder you are to kidnap. Stay safe. EAT CAKE.

A pharmacist is handing a pill the size of a skateboard to a woman and the caption says, “Each capsule contains your medication, plus a treatment for each of its side effects.”

You get the idea.

And Press employees get a good chuckle when they tip the coffee pot next to the break room sink first thing in the morning.

Putting on my investigative reporter hat, I snooped around to uncover the perp of these daily grin-and-runs. Nobody fessed up, but I didn't push very hard, either.

It's more fun not to know who is making The Press a little bit better place to spend so much of our lives.

In parting, consider finding cheap or free ways to improve your work atmosphere. Let the quest begin with a blessing:

May the fleas of a thousand camels infest the crotch of the person who screws up your day and may their arms be too short to scratch.

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