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All Carnival and no work


Calypso tents, mas bands, queen shows, costumes and visiting friends and family will without a doubt dominate office talk over the next two weeks. All this excitement will make it difficult at times to concentrate on work. In fact it will not be unusual to see a few sleepy heads nodding on the job. No matter how late you stay up or what you did the night before work must go on. Before carnival fever takes you over remember these quick tips.{{more}}

1. Party all night, work all day

If you decide to party all night at Victoria Park or at Heritage Square, it is still your responsibility to get to work on time, be coherent, stay awake, look professional and smell clean.

2. Put your best foot forward

Delivering exceptional customer service is critical now more than ever. St. Vincent is basically on display for all the visitors to see and many are expecting that warm hospitality the Caribbean is known for. Meet and exceed their expectations.

3. Locals are customers, too

An important customer is a paying customer, so do not discriminate against local Vincentians. The man from the country in his mountain clothes and water boots should be treated with the same level of respect and courtesy as the woman from New York in her brand name clothing, gold, and make-up.

4. Buy local

Before you reach for pre-packaged imported food why not buy local. There will be lots of vendors to choose from and you will be supporting a local business.

5. Christians do it their way

Although carnival is a national celebration, many Christians in your workplace may choose not to participate in the festivities. Do not judge or ridicule anyone for his or her personal choice and way of living. While you may enjoy jumping on Carnival Monday someone else may enjoy going to the beach instead. Respect that.

•Karen Hinds President/CEO
Workplace Success Group
Toll Free: 1-877-902-2775
Tel: 1-203-757-4103
Creator of The Workplace Success Program (TM)