I made few phone calls around town to find out who plans to watch the historical presidential inauguration tomorrow. The swearing in ceremony will start at 11:30 a.m. followed by Obama's acceptance speech. It's a little bit before the traditional lunch hour. But it seems like most people will head to the lunchroom if there's a TV and watch at least some of the event. Click here to read what some employers told me.
For the first time ever, those who can't get away from their desks have the ability to watch inauguration events on their computer screens with CNN and even The Miami Herald streaming live. If you do watch on your screen, will you need to hide from the boss or maybe from clients? Will the boss be okay if you lose a few hours of productivity?
Then there are those that are self-employed. If you are your own boss, will you give yourself permission to take time out from your work day to watch? I spoke to many workers who took a vacation day to go to D.C. and watch it live. Personally, I feel torn. I need to get a lot done at work, but I don't want to miss out on history.
I think it's going to be interesting to see how people workplaces handle the inauguration. There is lots of discussion on the topic on BlueRidgeNow.com and on MomsMiami.com. What are your plans? Will you be resentful if you don't get to see it live?