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Wednesday December 05, 2001
01:35 PM

Office Christmas Party

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Most of the development team (including my boss) are not going to this year's office christmas party extravaganza. I'm one of the developers who will not be attending. Why the bah humbug almost davorg like attitude. Well, off the top of my head, here goes:

Most of us are sick of pulling last minute solutions out of our collective arses with no thanks or appreciation. Whoa - steady on now, I'm sure most developers feel this way...

The party is actually at someones house and we have to pay for it. If you bring your significant other, you have to pay for them too. I'll say that again, it's at someones house not a ballroom.

The promised pay raises didn't happen but the new expensive office furniture/decorating sure looks nice as do all those brand new PC's (which the developers did not get their hands on) (grin)

All contractor reserved covered parking spaces were taken away, employees now have to pay for the pleasure of parking their car in their employers covered parking spaces[1]

This year there was no birthday card, no 'happy birthday' no birthday lunch - you get the picture. Yep, other people's birthday's are celebrated.

But we're supposed to get in the spirit of things and show up at this "party". I don't think so - bah humbug. (grin)

[1] Unless you've had the pleasure of being in Arizona in late July, you have no real comprehension of just how much a god-send covered parking can be. Unless you like getting into your car that's been baking all day long in 120 degree heat - in which case you're a bit of a sicko (grin).

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  • sure beats getting in the unemployment queue. Alcohol is expensive, liability insurance is expensive, catered food is more expensive than both combined. Having thrown a few parties at my house where people seem to think the 'party fairy' makes it all happen...and then complain about the free cold Guinness beer in the can I applaud people who ask for help in defraying the cost...even companies as they are especially expensive in this economy.

    Cheer up and go have a few drinks and eat some food and enjoy...I

    • ...sure beats getting in the unemployment queue.

      Sigh - yes it does hfb thanks for pointing that one out. In this economy I should be grateful to have a job right?

      ..I applaud people who ask for help in defraying the cost...even companies as they are especially expensive in this economy.

      Actually it's really not the paying for it that had me in humbug mode - in fact I've 'chipped-in' at friends parties many times in the past - it's just that said company spends money like $style = 'going out of'; (grin