Vegan Meat Popsicle: In related news, wanting to simply be compensated for your work based on the time you spend doing that work instead of forced to engage in banal conversation with people you don't really like just because of the date on the calendar makes you "ungrateful, entitled and lazy".
kid_icarus: 100% of me never goes to the Xmas party. I hate seeing coworkers in a social setting.
China White Tea: I've maintained for years that if the company really wanted me at the Xmas party, it would be on a Friday and start no later than 2pm (it's always on a Thursday evening).
basemetal: So, 95% of workers are ungrateful , entitled and lazy? Way to slam the workers of America, subbs.
Nitrox: My employer is awesome about the holidays. The entire organization is shutting down Friday at noon before Christmas and we have paid vacation through New Years Day. This is in addition to the 4 other weeks of vacation we are given, as well as 5 sick days
redkingca: People at work don't seem to understand that I don't want to spend "my time" with a large group of people that the company has to pay me to associate with in the first place.
TrainingWheelsNeeded: whistleridge: In fairness to my employer, we always have a holiday party, at noon, and then everyone leaves early afterwards. And it's not like we do much beforehand either. So it's celebrating the holidays with our co-workers AND getting time off in one. And we get paid for it.Also, depending on when Christmas falls, it always seems to be timed in such a way that it's effectively the last 'working' day before the holidays, and we get a day or two off to boot: Christmas is on a Tuesday this year, and our party is on a Thursday. No one will be in that Friday or Monday unless they really want to be, so it's a nice little bonus.you must work for the State. ;)
meat0918: I'm always surprised when my work gets us anything, but if they do give us anything this year, I hope it's just cash.Last year was a camo cap, with the ladies getting pink camo. The ladies were less than pleased...
CapeFearCadaver: kid_icarus: CapeFearCadaver: kid_icarus: 100% of me never goes to the Xmas party. I hate seeing coworkers in a social setting.I've been to a couple of them, they're just weird. Gave my NotRSVP today.You work here?Looking over your shoulder right now.
dmax: I get a large budget to throw the annual party for my teamSummary: no matter what you do, you're dammed.
dahmers love zombie: This probably puts me on some kind of "spectrum" or other. I prefer to think of myself as simply antisocial.
BMFPitt: A good Christmas party is probably a solid bang-for-your-buck investment in keeping employees.As long as your office environment isn't toxic to the point that nobody wants to be around each other a second more than is necessary.
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