When You Feel Like Dozing Off at Work

The Mid-Afternoon Slump

If I happened to be in a conference room meeting at work, say, around 2pm in the afternoon, and was required to ask just 1 question to the attendees, do you know what I would ask?

I would look around at the long faces present, consider the importance of the meeting in question, take a deep breath, and ask this – ‘How many of you would rather be taking a nap right now? And I would bet my salary that, if they were being honest, a majority of hands would go up.

And in this dream scenario, we would then gather our stuff up, file out of the room, and all retreat back to our offices with plush bean bags to doze off for an hour!

Can you relate?

I can’t count how many times I’ve pretended to be doing work while my mind was working at a considerably lower pace than it had been just a few hours earlier in the morning! This is why power naps are so helpful. This is why Spain is famous for the siesta!

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Ready for Siesta Mug

Payroll Gifts

Payroll Gift Ideas

Payroll accountants need some love every now and then! Take it from someone who ran payroll for years! If it weren’t for the consistent reliability of whoever runs payroll, employees wouldn’t consistently receive their bi-weekly (or bi-monthly) paychecks!

How nice it is to see that automatic deposit in your checking account, on time every time. A payroll specialist has to always be on top of their game in order to get payroll submitted accurately and on time. Otherwise, someone may be on the receiving end of an erroneous cut in pay, or on the other hand, perhaps a surprise bump in pay! Now…mistakes happen every now and then, but a good payroll accountant will take the necessary steps to correct any errors as soon as possible!

So go ahead and treat your favorite payroll accountant to a special treat to thank them for their work!

Here are just a few “Accounting Artist” payroll gift ideas, available at The Accounting Artist Etsy shop:

First Coffee, Then Payroll Mug

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First Coffee Then Payroll Mug

This mug is for payroll accountants that need to get the coffee flowing before getting the payroll flowing! It features an image of a coffee mug next to a hand delivering a paycheck.

Pay-Roll Art Print on Sustainable Wood Panel

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Payroll Art

This humorous payroll art is printed on a beautiful, sustainable wood panel! It features artwork of an employee receiving their paycheck, rolling down a hill, then jumping for joy.

Payroll Rolling Ball of Cash Art Print

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Payroll Rolling Ball of Cash Art Print

Printed on archival and acid-free luster paper, this¬†painting is a playful interpretation of the function of processing payroll – it’s a continuous cycle that just keeps going, with cash flying out in all directions!

Bulk Discounts

If you would like to purchase any items to give as client gifts, bulk discounts are available. Just send an email to chief@accountingartist.com for more information!

The Evolution of the Hunter

The Caveman and the Wooly Mammoth

In modern times, it’s hard to imagine going around and hunting for a wooly mammoth, which early humans did more than 10,000 years ago! I think that to hunt a wooly mammoth would have taken some big cojones. Hunters nowadays just shoot animals with a gun, many of them harmless animals at that! Not only that, modern hunters just hunt animals for recreation (at least in developed countries), whereas early humans hunted for survival.

Fast Forward 10,000 Years

Nowadays, many people are working in modern office buildings for ‘survival’! Or, in other words, to earn a paycheck in order to buy food, take care of the kids, and pay the bills. Our challenges are of a different kind…like having to keep our email inbox organized, or…battling with the infamous uncooperative office printer!

In thinking about these contrasts between hunting wooly mammoths for survival and wrestling with an office printer, it occurred to me to draw this art with a twist of humor:

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The Evolution of the Hunter – Funny Office Art Print

On one side, a caveman is going after the wooly mammoth, which is standing on top of the printer. On the other side, a modern office worker has had about enough with the printer, ready to give it a good whack with his briefcase!

Prints of this “The Evolution of the Hunter” office art are available at The Accounting Artist store, with an option to frame, starting at $19.99.


Accountant Fudge

Fudge the Numbers

Accounting Art Print / Mug

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Fudge the Numbers Accounting Art

Every Accountant knows that fudging the numbers is against the rules, but how can you resist turning $1,000 into $1,000,000 with some tasty fudge?? This art shows $1,000, then adds three zeroes onto the end of it to make $1,000,000, with 2 pieces of fudge and a pac-man eating them!

Available as an art print on thick, durable, archival and acid-free matte paper. Also available on a mug (with a Made in the USA option!).

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Fudge the Numbers Accountant Mug

Can’t it wait until after I’m finished eating?

Maybe you’re familiar with this situation?

You’ve been working hard all morning and are finally able to take a mental break and dig into a delicious lunch. Yum, you can’t wait! BUT, just at that moment, or perhaps after you’ve settled into your nice break, your co-worker strides into your office or cubicle and has very urgent questions. For heavens sake, can’t it just wait until after lunch!?

This humorous mug says “Can it wait until I finish eating lunch? in black lettering, with a smiley face made out of a banana for the mouth, and an apple and plate with a fork and spoon for the eyes!

Makes for a funny gift to a co-worker, especially one that this tends to happen to!

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Can it wait until I finish eating lunch?