Word on RealStreet!
Employee Newsletter Vol. III Issue II
October 2014

Autumn has arrived! The days have been getting shorter, the weather is growing colder and the leaves are beginning to change. Corn stalks are appearing by mail boxes and on porches. Soon, Jack-O'Lanterns will appear! 

Where did the practice of carving pumpkins originate? From Ireland actually! Children would make homemade veggie lanterns, made from hollowed potatoes or turnips with a candle inside. When the Irish came to America, they brought this tradition with them, adapting it to use pumpkins instead! Read more about this at history.com

Unfortunately, the autumn brings more than Halloween parties and sweet treats. No, we're not talking about not ghouls and goblins. The fourth quarter often has many pressures, such as wrapping up projects and planning for the new year. We know you're buckling down and working hard, but we would also like to point out that this is a great time for reflection and self-improvement. "Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall," Fitzgerald wrote in The Great Gatsby. Read why autumn is a time of renewal in the article: Let's Just Do Autumn Resolutions posted by The Atlantic

We hope that you have a productive fourth quarter and a very Happy Halloween! 



Katy Cook, CSP
Marketing Coordinator

What's NEW at RealStreet!?
We are excited to announce that we have a new recruiter for our Tysons Corner Branch Office: Nancy Russick. Nancy joins RealStreet Staffing as the Recruiter for the Tysons Corner branch office. She comes to RealStreet with over ten years of experience working in Human Resources, Recruitment and Business Management. She is also PHR (Professional in Human Resources) certified and an active member of SHRM (the Society for Human Resource Management). Learn more about Nancy on our website

Featured Blog

Even though journaling is not typically associated as a work strategy, writing is a powerful tool for stress management and personal growth-it forces you to think deeper and put your thoughts onto paper.  Keeping a work diary can also increase productivity.  Read more for a few of the most important reasons you should consider journaling about your workday. 

Baltimore News!
O, what an amazing run! This was an exciting season for Baltimore as our hometown baseball team, the Oriole's, clinched the playoffs, winning the AL East title! Although our team didn't make it to the World Series, it was a fantastic year! We are looking forward to seeing them back on the field in the 2015 season. Opening day is only six onths away!
Let's go O's!
Learn more about the O's at Orioles.com
Wishing you a very Happy Birthday!
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Word on RealStreet is the monthly employee newsletter. If you have feedback regarding this newsletter, article ideas or suggestions, please contact the editor:

Katy Cook
Marketing Coordinator
Phone: 443.574.3386
Email: kcook@


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