Some people love the holiday season, while others really don't.  In fact, it seems that a growing number of people make comments like: "I hate the holidays!" (Maybe they are just more vocal about it.)

To find out more specifics, last year we sent out a survey to find out what about the holiday season employees don't like partly for our own education, but also to see if there were practical ideas that when implemented could reduce employees' irritation.  And there are.

More than 1,200 of our readers completed our survey (within 24 hours of it being sent out!) On each of the first two questions, they were given a list of 15 items to choose from (the list was generated from focus group interviews), and the respondents could choose more than one item in response to the questions. Here are the questions and the results:

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