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Hungover at work?

workHUNGOVER AT WORK? Had one too many last night? Work never seemed so much like WORK, did it? Here are 10 Tips For Getting Through The Work Day: 1. Drink Lots Of Water Chances are, you're still dehydrated. So your first step is to grab a big glass of water. Sip it slowly (especially if your stomach's feeling dodgy). 2. Take Painkillers A mild-to-moderate painkiller will help with the headache. You might also want to take something to settle your stomach. 3. Eat Something Most people don't feel like eating when they're hungover, but food will help your body recover faster. Try some dry toast or crackers if you really think your stomach's not up to much. 4. Avoid Conflicts Of course, it's a good idea to avoid getting into arguments with workmates anyway -- but if you're hungover, make an extra effort to avoid situations where you're likely to over-react. One of your co-workers has just said the stupidest thing ever about the economy? Let it go. 5. Take Your Time Even straightforward tasks can be a struggle when you're hungover. Don't rush things. Even if you have a lot of work going on, you're going to lose more time by making mistakes that you have to fix than by taking your time in the first place. 6. Avoid Clients This might not always be an option, but if you don't need to see clients, then try not to. Let's face it -- you're not looking your best.. 7. Tackle Easy Tasks If you have some choice over your work (and most of us do), then go for some of those boring, routine little jobs that you keep putting off. It's a good chance to get through them while you're feeling sub-par. 8. Take a Nap During your lunch break, or another official/scheduled break, put your head down and take a nap. (Note: avoid doing this when you're supposed to be working, however tempting it is. It's extremely unlikely to impress your boss.) 9. Ask For Help Even if you're normally totally confident about the reports you write, the problems you solve, or the widgets you make, you might make mistakes when you're hungover. Ask a colleague to look things over for you. 10. Don't Mention The Hangover It's amazing how many people will tell co-workers outright: "I'm so hungover today." The last thing you want is for the boss to hear about this ... and office gossip can spread fast. If anyone comments on your paleness, just say that you slept badly or that you're feeling a bit under the weather. For more on this click here

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05/12/2009 6:23AM
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