-here is another one.
I am assuming something here:
OP is interested in maybe being more helpful at their current job, by learning "programming" in some regard.
First ask your employer what kinds of computer systems they use for management--what operating system, what word processor, what mail client, what mail server and what data bases (local management may not know this). THAT is what your guidance is on what to study using. You want to be able to do things that they can use with the setup they already have. But having them accept any help like that is kind of a long shot, as they won't be excited about running programs from an unknown source (you) on their business computers. You can ask anyway tho. Heck, email the corporate HQ and ask. They might be interested that you're interested.
If you are curious about learning something to get another/better job, then look in your local newspaper for what is being asked for. You likely won't have the degree required, but it will still be some guidance.
Programming skills are rather localized IME... Where I am most jobs ask for Windows, MS Office and databases, databases, databases. Most Windows coding is done in Visual Studio, which means mostly C# or maybe Visual Basic. A bit of server admin stuff/Python/Linux, but not much.... But that's here. Wherever you are may be a lot different.
If you just want to learn to program as a hobby, then start anywhere. All the common concepts of the major languages are available in all the others, and there's tutorials online for everything.
Console programs get boring pretty fast and making Windows programs is fantastically easy with Visual Studio (that is free for non-professional, non-commercial use) assuming you're using Windows anyway...
If you want to learn the deep-down details of game programming, then look at MS's C#, because the DirectX Library examples are all in that language.
If you want to learn Java, buy a cheap Java tablet and download Android Studio (the software for creating Android apps, free from Google). Android apps on a small portable tablet can either be silly games or useful work programs, so this can fit into either [work] or [play] categories very easily.
Everyone else who replied to this topic is WRONG!