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    My miserable, tight, Scrooge boss says no
    Xmas party this year :-(
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    Pay my transpo and expenses and I'll do it. I'll even dress as the ghost of Christmas yet to come.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 10 ball View Post
    My miserable, tight, Scrooge boss says no
    Xmas party this year :-(
    Well I'm going to say good for him.

    As a manager I've had to deal with far to much "fall out" from Christmas parties:- Where X has "copped off" with Y and should we tell their spouses, Who ended up so drunk they got nicked, Who smacked who in the mouth and Who didn't get home until Tuesday?
    Plus recent legislative changes mean that the company is now responsible for ANY "Discrimination" issues which occur on works do's and also have serious responsibilities regarding safety.
    I say he's saving the company and himself a lot of hassle.
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    Ba Humbug :-)
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    Ahh the trick is to have one out. Friday night, then people can't skive off the next day and if it's in town you don't have to worry about who does what to who and where
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    Most employees complain about Xmas parties when they are held after hours. Or they would rather have the money spent on a big party added to their bonus. At our work we get a catered lunch then let out early and the boss gives us our bonus at that lunch. Nothing big but well appreciated

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    My brother worked for a company that had a Christmas dinner and without telling anyone, AFTER the meal was all done, stuck everyone with their own bill!
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    They're lucky they weren't asked to contribute to a lavish gift for a senior executive, or informed that anyone not invited to the Christmas party have just been downsized. Some employers really don't understand that this isn't a feudal system (yet).

    I'm one of the lucky ones. My department has a nice "holiday lunch", but then I'm at a university so our management are rather less reptilian in nature. And contrary to some beliefs, there isn't some cartoonish PC patrol running around sending you to sensitivity training if you say "Merry Christmas" (or, indeed "Eid Mubarak", "Happy Chanukah", or "Happy Solstice, blessed be").

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    Quote Originally Posted by freakinacage View Post
    Ahh the trick is to have one out. Friday night, then people can't skive off the next day and if it's in town you don't have to worry about who does what to who and where
    Nope, sorry Tim; any event throws legal responibility on the company, for the actions of their employees, even if the company as a whole didn't organise it.
    Todays PC, Blame lead culture means that; if George (or Georgette) cops feel of Sheila, at the Christmas pint down the pub and she objects, Sheila can sue the company.

    (All staff have had to complete a new {patronising} discrimination training course which covers all this. 3½ hours of wishy washy online crap our councils had to buy in order to meet legal requirements. I wouldn't care if once we all had completed the course it was enforced, but like all this "fluffy" PC garbage it ends up as lip service.)

    Quote Originally Posted by 10 ball View Post
    Ba Humbug :-)
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    As I've said before, I seriously dislike this 'season', for it's hypocritical enforced Bon Homme. Why if I can't stand some scrounging idle gobshite sexist pig 11 months out of the year, am I supposed to regard him as a long lost brother for the other month?
    I try to treat people equally all year, not just because its some pagan festival adopted to suite the needs of a religion I don't subscribe to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by No Such Agency View Post
    They're lucky they weren't asked to contribute to a lavish gift for a senior executive, or informed that anyone not invited to the Christmas party have just been downsized. Some employers really don't understand that this isn't a feudal system (yet).

    I'm one of the lucky ones. My department has a nice "holiday lunch", but then I'm at a university so our management are rather less reptilian in nature. And contrary to some beliefs, there isn't some cartoonish PC patrol running around sending you to sensitivity training if you say "Merry Christmas" (or, indeed "Eid Mubarak", "Happy Chanukah", or "Happy Solstice, blessed be").
    Yeah, a Christmas lunch is becoming a norm, less chance of holiday hijinks if you have to get back to work, and if you do get in trouble later then it's nothing to do with the company since the two events were neatly divided by office time.
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    I want to get drunk and puke on my boss while photocopying my ass on the xerox, and trying to feel up the gal that works in receiving...

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    Well the company I work for is good, a free christmas lunch served by all the managers (and its a very good one, much better than organised do's at hotels that I have been to), although no cake (its a nut free site - LOL, that might be debateable as there are some loons there). We get a choice of a free ham,turkey,beef or cheese selection and they do lay on a totally free xmas party with meal and entertainment. Thumbs up from me.

    And Dragons Reach, whilst I love the christmas spirit, snow, a good malt whiskey, christmas carols (in moderation) and fat guys descending chimneys, I think you hit the nail on the head with general sentiments on the season. I am not interested in the usurped christian holiday and its celebrations or the heightened commercialism. Unfortunately it is an expensive time of year and one that causes a lot of financial strain for many families with the expectations of children and the advertising garbage from a 1001 retailers being rammed down your throat. What I would prefer to do is keep more in the traditional vein of the holiday - feasting and drinking!! Winter was a tough time and food and warmth was the biggest worry back in the days when the holiday started. The true Christmas has precious little to do with the incorrectly attributed birthday of a 2000 year old rabbi.


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    Same here. The management has cacked up the company i work for economy, so no xmas party or presents for the staff.....


    But the management just approved 1.5 mill to spend on smartphones for the management......

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    The place I work at doesn't give any annual bonus but we do all get taken out for a free Christmas meal at an Indian We're allowed to knock off a little early, go home to change and then head to the bosses house where we're given a couple glasses of sparkling wine/bubbly and head off for the meal, no restrictions on food/drink either. But it's done on a week day so if we have a bit too much we're still expected to work the next day.

    Generally at my last company the manager was given a bit of cash and allowed to take his team out (around £10/£15 per person), his choice on where/what. My old manager thought it made him look good to not spend the money whereas in reality it just made him look like an asshat.

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    no xmas bonus either after working here for 19 years.



    postscript:
    Boss on holiday now until end of January. Hes going to - Bali, New Zealand, Australia, Cook Islands and Cambodia (yes Cambodia)

    Im really please for him
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    You hold our hands so we don't blunder into things........and do the photo shop.
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    I work damn hard all year, its xmas blow out on tuesday for me. Time to crack open the guinness and get utterly wrote off with work mates. There are only of us and i get on well with most.

    I will end up pished and asking to be pointed in the direction of home and walk it. I tried that last year was very drunk and tried to walk home, i was in Scotland, i live in Belfast :-)

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    No Christmas here in China....Just another workday...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 10 ball View Post
    no xmas bonus either after working here for 19 years.
    Christmas Bonus, whats one of them?
    Only Bonus I've ever got in close to 40 years working, was due to me working my ass off, getting the company I worked for up and running inside two weeks instead of the projected four.
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    The team I currently work for has had it's 'Christmas Party' moved to late January as we are so busy, oh that plus they let go the contractors - of which I am one. So, jobless come January 1st - Merry christmas me!

    I'm used to it though - being of the freelance nature, crappiest time of year to find work though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spoontoes View Post
    The team I currently work for has had it's 'Christmas Party' moved to late January as we are so busy, oh that plus they let go the contractors - of which I am one. So, jobless come January 1st - Merry christmas me!

    I'm used to it though - being of the freelance nature, crappiest time of year to find work though.
    That's not good m8. The other half was in a similar situation last year and again the middle of this year (and thinking about it the middle of 2010 too). Thankfully I've moved her in with me and she's being made permanent in January with a place within walking distance of home - so it can all work out

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