X-MAS PARTY 2017- the end of an era

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  1. SGeoff

    SGeoff Senior Member

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    We used to have a great party at work. They paid for everything, and we partied from 12 noon until whenever. Then, one year, no alcohol. Then, only from 4 o:clock on. Then, we could have a party, but we pay for it ourselves.
    This year is the last straw. We can party, from quitting time on, but we have the party on our own time. WTF? I'm just going home this year, screw it. bah hum bug
     
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  2. redjunior

    redjunior Senior Member

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    Production is more important than camaraderie, the shareholders are much more important the drones...:squint:

    But I still believe in humanity, just not in corporate idiocy.:fingersx:
     

  3. Who

    Who I'm back. Back in the New York groove.

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    This post would be funnier if we found you work in government!
     
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    Bytor1958 Senior Member

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    I worked for a company yrs ago that would rent a ballroom and supply a large dinner. It was always in a hotel. We would party till the late night. We were always encouraged to rent a room for the night. They did have bars for us but we had to pay. DJ and all. Had a blast back then. We all dressed up for the occasion.
     
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  5. SGeoff

    SGeoff Senior Member

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    those were the days
     
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  6. chupe442

    chupe442 Confused as ever..... Premium Member

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    Making everyone happy is just to exhausting, but pissing everyone off at once, that's the skills.....

    Being a part of the "planning committee" for company party, it sucks b***s! Everyone wants more, or complains about how much money is spent on the party instead of better toilet paper... Your boss hears you, and your input is important. Be thankful you have a job that dares to put a tree up In the break room these days.
     
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  7. DarrellV

    DarrellV About as sharp as a bowlin' ball! -NPM Silver Supporter Premium Member

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    Sounds to me like you can thank the lawyers for this one..

    To much liability for the company or insurers to handle....

    To much risk of someone getting hurt and sued.
     
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  8. SGeoff

    SGeoff Senior Member

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    can't talk gov't. which is politics. but yeah. I mean no
     
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  9. fett

    fett Double Platinum Supporter

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    The "Office Party" in the Days. I worked for Charles Schwab in SF. It was the take over of a big venue. Chuck was there. I met the guy. It was Party Time. Hundreds of people. Free booze and food. A band and dancing. It was Perfect. Those Days are gone.
     
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  10. rcole_sooner

    rcole_sooner Senior Member

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    I remember the days of open bars and/or kegs and some wild nights. I remember our new CEO with a big tray of tequila shots. :naughty:

    Have not seen that in going on 10+ (20+ ?) years.

    Companies cannot afford the possibility of legal action against them.
     
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  11. Mr. Pickles

    Mr. Pickles Mr. Pickles loves you. Mwah! ♥

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    All my company does is send out daily emails about new causes we can donate to. And then there's always the obligatory challenge to exceed some past year's goal. And everyone who makes a contribution of X amount gets gifts like company-branded pens, t-shirts, backpacks, umbrellas... it's all so very hypocritical to me. I have yet to give one solitary dollar to any of this malarkey. I won't even give to United Way anymore. I love to donate to the locals - the kids, the less fortunate, people I can reach. Anyone can write a damn check.

    'Please 'scuse my cynicism, but I get that way about charity sometimes. You may feel similarly. But I would never make that an excuse not to reach out and help. I'm not rich, nor above most folks, but giving is a personal thing and should come from a deeper place of love and humility.
     
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  12. SGeoff

    SGeoff Senior Member

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    yeah, they are gone. its just sad to see it go like this, just a little crappier every year till finally you don't even care to be here. got a couple of years till retirement, I still do my job but the camaraderie is a thing of the past. If I feel like a party I do it with friends and family, the whole vibe at work is ruined. I put in my time and go home:wtf:
     

  13. Tim Fezziwig

    Tim Fezziwig Senior Member

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    I got fired at a Christmas party in 1989. I got REAL drunk and pinched my boss' cheeks. He was a turd, HE-MAN. It was worth it.
     

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    Jymbopalyse Senior Member

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    I've worked where I'm at now for 14 years.

    Our Christmas parties have degraded in such a manner now that instead of a party, we just get a day off.

    For me. This is the BEST.
    I wish they would have gone this route sooner.
     
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  15. fett

    fett Double Platinum Supporter

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    No Fun for You. The company threw a Party. We had fun. Did they think about liability? Maybe. Did an employee complain? Not on a bet. This New World has taken all the fun out of life.
     
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  16. SGeoff

    SGeoff Senior Member

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    Hell yeah, I'd take the day off too. but this cheep azz place does not offer it
     

  17. TheX

    TheX Voice of Reason

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    We have our company party tonight at 7:00. I have to wear an ugly sweater so I'm breaking out the one with the three wise dinosaurs. Let's see how many people get offended.
     

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    Hack Senior Member

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    Ha! I love that.
     
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  19. electric head

    electric head Just passing thru Premium Member

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    I work at a Chevy dealership and it seems the last few years they wait until middle of January to have a holiday party. It sucks.
    I go to one of the body shops I sell parts to.
    They know how to throw a party.

    Boy do they know how to throw a party.
     
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  20. Uncle Remus

    Uncle Remus Silver Supporter

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    I was in the process of getting fired by the company president of an ex employer about 20 years ago. I was so high that I could duck hunt with a rake then threw beer and bourbon on top of that. I knocked over a row of chairs dancing with some old ladies and Mr. Frumpypants escorted me outside. He was giving me the goodbye talk when one those old ladies walked out with their husbands. They were our two largest customers, millions of dollars. The group comes up to thank me for a great time and how that was the best time they had since they were kids. I got promoted instead.
     

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