This week is national postdoc appreciation week. Since about 6 months I am a council member of the Stanford University Postdoctoral Association (SURPAS) so naturally more involved in the events this week. SURPAS organizes many social events to get people more aware of what postdocs actually contribute to the research and education of a university. Some postdocs feel they are not fully acknowledged for the amount of work they do and many struggle to get the most out of it.
In my experience though, it is mostly a week by postdocs, for postdocs. You get to know your fellow postdocs and can talk about the struggles of day-to-day life in the lab. Not that I personally have many struggles. Or feel unappreciated for that matter. But why not enjoy a week of events to highlight that?