April 1 is celebrated in the Western world as April Fools' Day, a day in which practical jokes and foolishness are generally tolerated — albeit more so by some than others — and most of us tend to view whatever we are told on this day with more than a modicum of skepticism, particularly that which is uttered by the usual pranksters. You know who they are. They don't need a day set aside to pull pranks.
As long as the pranks are relatively harmless, I say bring them on … the more the merrier. Might be just the thing to alleviate some workplace stress, and if the 2011 Work Stress Survey is correct, most of us could use some stress relief. (more...)