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  • #16
    We haven't really had a Christmas party at the library for several years......last year it was because we were closed for remodeling, and the year before, it ended up being just a potluck during work hours because too many people (myself included) were unable to attend the original party location.

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    • #17
      because I'm the only under-30 person in the office who doesn't get drunk every weekend
      that's when you point out how much money you're saving by not throwing it away on bar booze.

      i sometimes went out to the workcenter outings, but if i already had plans... o well. now the company outings, yeah those i'd go to cos they could be fun and i could spend time with friends whom i didn't work with directly.

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      • #18
        I usually turn up for a couple of hours and then bugger off before anyone can use me as a taxi.

        Rapscallion

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        • #19
          Hmmmmmmmmmmm...Criticare--offsite "holiday" party usually held months after December. Meh.

          Goodwill--pizza from whatever place would deliever on Christmas Eve.

          Last job--gifts and food from coworkers and my dept. manager.

          This job--remains to be seen.

          Quoth Rapscallion View Post
          I usually turn up for a couple of hours and then bugger off before anyone can use me as a taxi.
          Raps, care to be used for something else?
          Unseen but seeing
          oh dear, now they're masquerading as sane-KiaKat
          There isn't enough interpretive dance in the workplace these days-Irv
          3rd shift needs love, too
          RIP, mo bhrionglóid

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          • #20
            Quoth Rapscallion View Post
            I usually turn up for a couple of hours and then bugger off before anyone can use me as a taxi.

            Rapscallion
            I'll often times do the same

            I'll show up, eat all the free food, then flee before things get awkward.

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            • #21
              Quoth Becks View Post
              Raps, care to be used for something else?
              Best offer I had all thread.

              Rapscallion

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              • #22
                Raps, and the offer's good anytime.

                Unseen but seeing
                oh dear, now they're masquerading as sane-KiaKat
                There isn't enough interpretive dance in the workplace these days-Irv
                3rd shift needs love, too
                RIP, mo bhrionglóid

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                • #23
                  Like I said in the other Christmas party thread, I stopped doing the party after it became another excuse to get drunk with coworkers. It got so bad of being pestered about it I gave a choice. They can either:

                  a) Stop asking
                  b) Get reported to HR for harassment
                  c) Ask me while I'm doing a Destroy in Field, when I usually have the sledgehammer in hand.
                  I AM the evil bastard!
                  A+ Certified IT Technician

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                  • #24
                    Despite my ponderings in the Braga thread about inviting a paid young lady to escort me for the night, a quick straw poll by a member of personnel suggests that 2/3rds of our workforce aren't bothering to go due to distance and other factors.

                    Heh - for some reason this really bothers our personnel team.

                    Rapscallion

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                    • #25
                      Quoth powerboy View Post
                      The new management team is having a party and they want everyone who attends to chip in for a gift for the management team.
                      Wait, let me see if I have this straight. The new managers, who I am guessing y'all don't know all that well, since they are new, want everyone to help buy a gift for....the new managers. WHAT?!? That is such a load of shit.

                      I have no problem with gift exchanges, and have participated in several at various "office" parties. (In quote since my jobs don't actually involve an office, don't you know.) And I have worked at some places where the management and/or corporation bought gifts for the employees, to show their appreciation for the work that we do throughout the year. And yes, I have seen employees buy gifts for management, for appreciation of being kickass management. But that was on their own, not because management suggested it.

                      Again, what a load of fucking shit that one is. Pardon me while I engage in an involuntary personal protein spill.

                      Quoth Irving Patrick Freleigh View Post
                      Both years the entertainment was a really crappy magician. Jester could probably do much better than him with his top hat tied behind his back.
                      I guarantee I could have.

                      But there are a couple things you ought to know. One, I don't do the tuxedo-and-top-hat thing. Hell, I don't even OWN a top hat. Which considering my large collection of different, eccentric, and goofy hats is rather odd when you think about it. Two, I don't do the on-state-saw-a-girl-in-half type of magic, but rather closeup, in your face, comedic fun magic, usually with cards and stuff....magic basically a foot in front of your face. Fun shit!

                      Quoth persephone View Post
                      He had the audacity to get mad at me cause I was missing the party! He actually said "He's one -- he won't remember that you left after his party!"
                      My comments above about the greedy management team? I will not be recycling them here, as they are actually decent folks compared to this peckerhead. His priorities and motivations are completely misplaced, and he needs to have one of his few friends go get a crowbar to try to pry his head from his rectum. Fucking douche nugget.

                      "The Customer Is Always Right...But The Bartender Decides Who Is
                      Still A Customer."

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                      • #26
                        Quoth powerboy View Post
                        The new management team is having a party and they want everyone who attends to chip in for a gift for the management team. I am not going, just because I hate the new management company they have.
                        Someone mentioned about sending our district office a small something from the store to show our appreciation for the last year (did it as a sarcastic joke). Suggestions included arsenic brownies, a conscience, KY and a gift basket of laxatives!

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                        • #27
                          On the other hand, I had one boss who was a royal fecal head at times, but he always told us to get him NOTHING at Christmas, and instead do something for your own family or someone else who could use a little help at the hollidays!!

                          The only thing the guy wasn't a pee-pee brain about.....

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