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International Social Work Day - the third Thursday in March

 The International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW
The Social Work Day was created by the International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW) and is designed to promote various social issues, strive for social justice, human rights and social development through the promotion of social work, building and using models, best practices and helping to promote international cooperation.
Social work is a profession that deals with social problems and assistance in dealing with them for families, individuals and communities. The purpose of social work is to improve the personal and social functioning of the individual, the family and the community through care, rehabilitation, counseling and guidance.
Social work is based on social values ​​according to which a strong society should help the weak. Social workers represent, mediate and care for people who need help to strengthen them and help them deal with their difficulties.


The methods in which social work operates are clients from various academic fields such as psychology, sociology, public policy and more.
The history of social work
Social work was created in the wake of the Industrial Revolution in the 19th century.
The revolution created a new technological world that required the acquisition of education and new skills to integrate into it. On the one hand, the standard of living has improved thanks to technology, but on the other hand, the cost of living has risen and caused poverty to expand.
Poverty has severely affected society. The extended families who lived together disintegrated into nuclear families (mother, father and children). People moved from the villages to the cities where they suffered from a sense of loneliness and alienation, due to the loss of support of the extended family.
Society became alienated and the traditional family order was violated.
The weak populations were the first to be harmed. Women of the lower working class had to go out to work hard and also take care of the household and take care of their children at the same time. The children had to go out to work to help support the family.
The elderly who were left in villages without their families and communities suffered from loneliness and helplessness.


Other vulnerable populations that lost support were people with mental retardation, mental disorders and the disabled.
This situation has created a necessary need for frameworks that will take care of the weak and help them. The role was initially taken on by the religious frameworks that cared for charity.
Gradually, voluntary organizations were formed that consisted of middle-class women who helped the weaker sections.
By the end of the 19th century it was already clear that small organizations would not suffice and an orderly profession on behalf of the state was needed. In 1898 the first school of social work was established which turned the volunteers into wage workers on behalf of the state.


Miners Day- December 6

Miners' Day is the day of the people involved in mining, the hard and dangerous work of producing raw materials for industry that is needed for modern production.
Miners are actually the ones who help to exploit the natural resources, they are the workers who produce materials that we use, sometimes essential and sometimes for luxuries.
Gold, coal, diamonds, iron, gems, lead, limestone, nickel, phosphol, salt, tin, uranium, bauxite, molybdenum. In terms of expansion, mining also includes production of water, natural gas and oil.

We are not always aware of where the things we use come from. We just think we buy them somewhere and don't give a thought to who finds them. Who digs in deep tunnels at great risk to find diamonds or coal or cut into the mountains in the blazing sun?
Mining is a dangerous but very important profession. Miners' Day recognizes the hard and dangerous work they do and rewards them for their dedication.


Pins And Needles Day - November 27

Don't panic, the day of pins and needles is not a day of prickling and tingling of the limbs. It is a memorial day for the performance of the historic musical "Pins and Needles" in 1937 on Broadway.
The play, which was a musical review of current events, was raised by the union of working women in international textiles and performed by women who worked in the textile industry.
The International Workers Union Workers Union (ILGWU) was one of the largest and oldest workers' organizations in the US It was established in New York in 1900 to address the problems and hardships of textile workers (in these years only women were active in the field) They were unbearably hard (about the sweat workshops you heard?)

The women who usually worked in textile factories throughout the day would practice after work and appear in the evening.
The music and songs for the play was written by Harold Rome, who also wrote the book of the play together with Arthur Arnett, Marc Blitzstein and more. Link to more information

November 27 is also Bavarian Cream Cake Day

Cranky Co-Workers Day- October 27th

You probably know them. Every office has these nervous, irritating workers with the bad temper and the short fuse who always have something negative to say.
These people you're glad when they don't get to work, no matter what the reason, because when they're with you in the room, they just ruin your workday.


Cranky Co-Worker Day is designed to raise awareness that these people exist in every office. This day is the perfect opportunity to release and bring out what you have suffered from them with your nice attitude.


  How to celebrate the Cranky Co-Worker Day?
  It is best to celebrate the day of cranky partners to work by not doing. Do not try to encourage them when they complain, do not try to convince them that the situation is not as bad as they see it. Just take away freedom and ignore them.
  You can also send them an angry cat's memes and wish them a Happy Cranky Co-Worker Day if you think it will not upset them too much.


Source: Grumpy Cat

On the other hand, you can also cooperate with them and complain with them about everything. You may find it fun to get all the steam out one day a year. Maybe it's nice to be like them, who knows?


Boss's day- October 16th

The boss's day, or the manager's day, is a secular holiday celebrated every year, on October 16 or the next working day, if it falls on Saturday or Sunday.

This day is intended to strengthen the bond between the employer and the employee, and it is customary to thank the bosses for being courteous and fair during the year. Boss Day is celebrated in several countries: USA, Canada, Lithuania and Romania.

Although this holiday is quite controversial, perhaps because not everyone feels the need and desire to celebrate it, but since it began, in 1962, it is gaining popularity.

It started in 1958, when Patricia Bays Haroski wrote "National Boss Day" at the US Chamber of Commerce, working as a secretary at State Farm in Deerfield, Illinois, and chose that date because it was her father's birthday.

Her goal was to improve the atmosphere at workplaces and show appreciation to her bosses she thought they deserved. It was also a strategy to try to improve inter-office relationships between managers and their employees. Haroski believed that young workers sometimes do not understand the hard work and dedication that their superiors are required to bring into their work. After all, the bosses are the ones responsible for getting the job done right.

Four years later, in 1962, the governor of Illinois, Otto Kerner, declared this day as an official holiday in the country and over the years it became an international holiday that is also celebrated in countries such as Australia, India, Ireland and Egypt (which celebrate it on different dates).

Happy Boss's day greetind card (link)

October 16 is also World Food Day and Steve Jobs Day

Improve your office day- October 4

October 4th is celebrated worldwide as the "Improve your office day".
On this day, the office workers improve and upgrade their office environment.
If you have an old and shabby furniture, this day replace it, if you have a mess on your desktop, fix it today, if you have a dull and gray office, it's time to bring a potted plant, a nice picture or a cool gadget.
It is now the time to clean all the crumbs from the computer keyboard that fall there while you eat. Clean the computer screen and file old paperwork that just standing and occupies space.
Research shows that a pleasant good looking working environment contribute to effective and adequate work.
We didn't find the source of this holiday all over the Internet, but we found evidence that it exists and that is enough. Happy Improve your office day!

Nice and cool gadgets to boost your office:
Green grass pens
Albert Einstein Genius Bald Headed Magnetic Paper Clip Holder
Meta-U 4 Pcs Wall Climbing Man Strong Magnetic Key Holders
Otto the Otter Tape Dispenser
Pencils cup holder

Anne Taintor sticky notes
Desktop planter
Persian/Oriental rug mousepad

October 4 is also Vodka Day  

Workaholics Day- July 5th

July 5 is Workaholics Day, people who spend all their time at work and tend to ignore other occupations in life.
Workaholism is work compulsively, work that a person may enjoy but also feel an uncontrollable and excessive urge to do.

Work Addicts Day is an informal holiday designed to raise awareness that if one devotes all one's time to leisure work and other pleasant pursuits in life, it can be detrimental to mental and physical health.
Workaholics Day is designed to encourage addicts to make lifestyle changes, and to give time and space to other aspects as well as social life, hobbies, family and other occupations.

How to celebrate Workaholics Day?
If you have an acquaintance who is addicted to work, ask him to take a day off or leave work early, and take them out for a fun pastime like a walk in the park, a cafe or a meeting with friends.
Arrange a good meal for them and tell them about the problems caused by too much work like stress.
If you are addicted to work yourself, take advantage of the day to reevaluate your life and take some time for yourself.

July 5 is also Bikini Day

Notebook Day - The third Thursday in May

Notebook Day is celebrated every year on the third Thursday in May. Notebook Day is meant to celebrate the existence of notebooks and talk about their importance. The notebooks are a wonderful tool for studying, preserving memories, planning, organizing schedules, writing lists, brainstorming, writing agendas and more. There is hardly a person in the world who has not used a notebook at some point in his life.

Today we live in the digital age, where we use everything for the laptop, the smartphone that has become smarter than us, the iPad and all the other devices that accompany us everywhere. But research shows that handwriting, drawing, and hand-drawing are far more beneficial to our cognitive functioning than the use of digital devices. Besides, the use of screens for too long is not healthy for the eyes.
There are lots of types of notebooks. There are lots of types of notebooks. There are notebooks with a metal spiral cover and there are pin notebooks. There are notebooks with paper covers and there is plastic, fabric or hard cardboard. There are simple notebooks and there are amazing designed notebooks. There are notebooks the size of A4 paper and there are small notebooks in size A5. The content of the pages inside the notebooks is also different - there are smooth notebooks, with rules and squares. And of course there are also recycled paper notebooks for the environment.

The use of notebooks is also very diverse. There are study notebooks, lab notebooks, music papers, land surveyors notebooks, police notebooks and more.
The notebook day was created by May Design in 2016 to share our love for paper notebooks and celebrate the power that a small, simple notebook can bring to everyday life.
A notebook can also be a healing tool. It serves as a liberating tool when writing down our fears, writing down the good things in our lives that we are thankful for, and it can also help us fall asleep at night, if writing down the disturbing thoughts that keep us from falling asleep!

How to celebrate Notebook Day?

On notebook day take a notebook, open it and start jotting down all the ideas, thoughts, plans, feelings, fears and anxieties of the past day for you. If you have done this before, this is a great time to open the notebook on previous pages and see what has changed in your life.

Today is a good day to open a new page in a notebook. A blank page on which you will write down everything related to the new day that has begun in your life. Post photos and share what you have to say on social media with the hashtag #NationalNotebookDay or #NotebookDay.

Happy Notebook day!

happy notebook day

When does the notebook day fall in the following years?

2021-20 May, Thursday

2022- May 19, Thursday

2023- May 18, Thursday

2024- May 16, Thursday

2025- May 15, Thursday
composition notebooks

Wear Your Pajamas To Work Day - April 16th

Isn't it fun for Americans? On April 16 every year, the day after Tax day, everyone has to come to work in their pajamas. On this day do not wear suits and ties, skirts or high heels, only comfortable pajamas and you can also bring a bear. Of course after coming to work in pajamas and drinking coffee with the boss, upload pictures with pajamas at work to Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and wherever possible. 
The main thing is to show off that you came to work with pajamas.


The history of pajamas
Where did the pajamas come from? The origin of pajamas are in a Persia, in a garment called pajamas which means "cover for the foot". The original pajamas were a kind of long, worn shorts, something comfortable to put your feet in. It was prevalent mainly in Southwest Asian countries and reached the rest of the world through the British colonies. It arrived in the Western world around 1800.
Just don't be confused, pajama day is celebrated only in the US, in the meantime if you are in another country, you will arrive with your usual clothes.


International Fun At Work Day- The Last Friday in January

The last Friday of January celebrates the fun day at work. It's a day to fool around, have fun, laugh, sing, dance, dress funny and whatever comes to mind at work.

"Work" and "fun" are two words we usually do not expect to find together in every situation, but it does not have to be that way. People with a positive spirit and a commitment to keeping their lives happy and full of light can find ways to have fun in everything.
Many people spend a significant portion of their lives at work, so why not try to enjoy it?

Dave Hemsath and Leslie Yerkes, authors of "301 Ways to Have Fun at Work" say "organizations that incorporate fun at work have lower levels of absenteeism, higher job satisfaction, increased productivity and less downtime."
Book: 301 Ways to Have Fun at Work (link
Today is the time to do a chairs race, throw papers at each other, put on music, dance and sing in the office, put on gel nail polish, have a picnic and more (all within the bounds of good taste and with the approval of the management of course).
Tag this day on social media in the hashtag #FunAtWorkDay

Photo from the series: The Office, Source

10 Personality disorders at the office

1. The Chatterbox- The one who you're afraid to meet in the hallway. She is raping you to listen to every minor and marginal detail in her dull life, don't know to separate the chaff, and to her, all is important. Carries a long tedious monologues and not interested in response.

2. The Gossipmonger- Using other people's personal information as a weapon to promote himself. All day stirring a cauldron. Usually starts a conversation in "Just wanted to let you know." Tends to disguise his gossip as a concern: "I heard recently that Jane and her husband think about divorce. She seems so sad and it influence badly her performance. How can we help her, I'm very worried. "

3. The Sloth- Usually you'll find him searching the office without a goal, an emotionless facial expression and a package of blank pages in his hands. He does nothing but worry about being present at each staff meeting. He cares to look busy but if you approach him, he will always claim he has no time.


4. The Cheerleader - This girl has a weariless accumulation of energy. She's rattling herself around every second. All day telling herself and others about how she dedicated to her work and has no second to breathe. Identify her by the fake laughter heard for miles.

5. The Emotional - The emotional lives in constant fear of dismissal. Always think that nobody sees or appreciates her work. May cry uncontrollably at any given moment.


6. The Geek - He never sees sunlight. Usually lives in the basement of his parent's house reading and playing computer games. His only experience with women is Lara Croft. If you come to him with minimal problems like missing a toolbar, you get a four-hour lecture on information security. Playing every day on PS3 despite he was recently passed the age of fifteen. Comes to the office with a cup that says "There's nothing like mom." His house is full of computer parts scattered that he enjoys to dismantle and assemble again and again. Comes to the office in the morning with dark circles around his eyes because he spends his nights role-playing quests as heroes or Might & Magic .

7. The Foreigner Janitor - He is always from an exotic land. Although he immigrated two decades ago, he doesn't know a word in English (or at least that's what he says). You will find him lurking near the toilet all day cursing in his heart passersbys that destroyed the polish he made. Makes you angry glances every time you report that the soap runs out there.

8. The Girly Boy - Usually he's the only man that works in the human resources department together with twenty other girls. Usually you will find a flock of girls gathered around him and giggle. He replaces with them recipes in the work breaks. He drinks only diet and knows the difference between the Bazooka pink Fuchsia pink. Usually you will hear him gossip and say things like: "OMG did you see how Dana the bookkeeper gained at least ten pounds." He watches all the episodes of desperate housewives. He likes romantic comedies and wants to be Kylie Jenner's bff.


9. The Psychosomatic - Comes to the office in the morning and instead of saying good morning, opening the day with "my head hurts," which is to say during the day about 500 times an average. If you tell her to take a pill she'll say "No, no, I don't believe in pills." She is raping people to be empathic to her situation: "Wow! It was so hard for me to finish the presentation, I had eye sockets pressure, sinus and I started a little cough, but still managed by a human!". When she enters a doctor's appointment to complain about the fund feel unexplained throat and a beauty spot suspicious, the doctor sees on a computer that she was there two hundred times this month. Period is only five days a month, but you'll hear her complains about it all month. When she enters your room and begins to complain about her hurting back and, you secretly wish her in your heart to spend one day in an Egyptian prison and see what is pain.

10. The flatterer- He is always sucking up to bosses. He is the first to compliment them on a haircut or new clothes, he always agree with them, listening to them and laugh to tears for every old board joke they tell. You never know how he does it, how he became their best friend, and most frightens you is that he goes with them to have lunch, while you are eating alone or with junior members.

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