It’s now 2007 and things are getting back to normal after the Christmas holiday season. Most of us are back at work, going through hundreds of e-mails and seeing what went wrong while we were out. This got me to thinking that after a long break (like a week or more), companies should offer a plan to help you ease back into the normal workflow. All those consecutive days off gets you accustomed to sleeping in and not working, then jumping headfirst back into the normal work routine is too harsh an adjustment. We should be allowed to come in around 10:00 for a few days, then 9:00, and then 8:30 or so. And we should get to take a two hour lunch during this time. That would really help. So to whoever is reading this that has such influence at your company, make it so. Your employees would thank you, and it would boost morale quite a bit. And your employees would brag to their friends about it, which would be great publicity for your company.