Don’t Let Thanksgiving Stress Get in the Way of Safety
Ah, Thanksgiving: a time to reconnect with family and friends, turn on the game, impress your dad with that deep-fried turkey recipe you saw on the Food Network, heat up some boozy apple cider cocktails, kick back, and…
…realize you forgot to buy a turkey, rush to the supermarket, nearly get trampled by crowds of crazed last-minute shoppers, rush back home, cook sides for 19 hours straight, try to keep your dog from jumping on your dad as he walks through the door, drowsily spill cider all over the floor, trip over your dog as she licks up the spill, instinctively grab onto the deep fryer you’re using for the first time, set your kitchen on fire, black out, wake up under an emergency blanket in the back of a firetruck, and—as you, your dad, and your dog watch the firefighters put out the flames—feel grateful that at least this Thanksgiving didn’t go as badly as last year’s.
While we hope your celebration doesn’t go anything like that, it’s important to recognize that along with Thanksgiving comes plenty of potential for chaos and unsafe behavior. The stress of having lots of people over, cooking dozens of dishes at once, and navigating uncomfortable interactions with relatives can wear anybody down. And as compliance specialists, we can’t help but think about everything that can go wrong under all that pressure—so we can help you avoid it.
With that in mind, here are a few quick tips to stay safe this Turkey Day:
Finally, don’t forget to tell the world what you’re thankful for! As for us here at Compli, this year we’re especially grateful for you—our customers, partners, readers, and friends. Thank you for reading our blog and for joining us on this wild journey through the world of workforce compliance.
We wish you and your loved ones a safe and relaxing holiday!