Ho, ho, ho could be translated into “No Mo’ Dough.” As the Yuletide nears, you start to realize you may have more gifts to get than you have cash flow. These may be some signs that a windfall won’t be anytime soon:
10. Your co-workers refer to you as “the ghost of unemployment future.”

9. The last time you saw your boss was when he testified against you at the embezzlement trial.

8. On your office door, you find a lovely wreath made entirely of pink slips.

7. What you call “my new office,” everybody else calls “the supply closet.”

6. The boss’s Christmas card is signed, “Don’t let the door hit you on the way out.”

5. You keep getting memos reminding you that employees are required to wear pants.

4. When your boss came over for Thanksgiving, he was crushed under an avalanche of stolen office supplies streaming from your coat closet.

3. Whenever you ask for a raise, a guy shows up at your house and breaks your jaw.

2. In your most recent performance evaluation, the word “deplorable” appeared 78 times.

1. You managed to ruin a $15,000 monthly account in 15 minutes of “helpful advice.”