Yup. Whodda thunk it?
According to the people at Neilsen, Labor Day is the top beer sales holiday in the United States. Although its not a holiday in the official sense, I bet you thought Super Bowl Sunday would be the top beer sales day. I know that I did!
Even more surprising to me is that there are a bunch of other holidays that get queue up in front of Super Bowl Sunday. Check it out. In 2010, the most beer sales were reported leading up to Labor Day, followed by Memorial Day, Christmas, 4th of July, Thanksgiving, Halloween and then Super Bowl Sunday.
See, even the graphic proves it!
The numbers represent sales in beer cases in the two weeks prior to one of the holidays.
I thought it was interesting, and I would have never guessed Labor day would top the list. Also somewhat surprising is that the ‘big’ beer holidays like St. Patrick’s Day and Cinco de Mayo didn’t make the cut!
Speaking of Labor Day, I thought it would be fun to laugh at some of the worldly truths that employees generally endure.
One of the funniest truisms is the “Dlibert Principle“. The Dilbert Principle states that companies tend to promote their least-competent employees to management in order to limit the amount of damage they can do. “Leadership is nature’s way of removing morons from the productive flow” is how Scott Adams, the Dilbert creator explains it.
He goes on to say, “I wrote The Dilbert Principle around the concept that in many cases the least competent, least smart people are promoted, simply because they’re the ones you don’t want doing actual work. You want them ordering the doughnuts and yelling at people for not doing their assignments—you know, the easy work. Your heart surgeons and your computer programmers—your smart people—aren’t in management. That principle was literally happening everywhere.”
Funny stuff. …or is it? I know where I work, this is totally untrue. :-/
What about you?
If you want to read more on the Dilbert Principle, here’s a link to the interview. (FYI, it links to a .pdf file.) Happy Labor Day!