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    Adelitas Way 7.14.09 libra1022's Avatar
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    We get nuttin from my company, unless you count the coupon for $5 off a $20 or more grocery purchase (but I don't cause we get one of those each month now as incentive to spend at our own stores).

    I do get the blessing of being very close to my assistant both inside and outside of work and he's having a party this coming Saturday...just a bunch of people hanging out around the tree and eating like maniacs. Larry is one HECK of a cook and always has something interesting up his sleeve so that's always the best part of going to his get togethers, well besides the good company of course .
    On top of that one it really isn't a holiday thing, but my buddy's band is releasing their cd later Saturday night so they are having a party and show at a local bar. I can't decide which of my Saturday plans I'm looking more forward to, they should both be great!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shazzer
    Hello Junkiegirl! :santawave

    Well, my company celebrated Festivus a week ago at a bar and grill. That is to say, my tiny branch of the company did (handful of people).
    My husband wants to put up a Festivus pole instead of a tree this year. I told him to go for it. So far no pole. He keeps talking about it but never does it.
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    I got to go to a Christmas party at our state's governor's mansion last week. One of those sorts of parties where you wander around trying to figure out how to eat your fancy hors d'ouerves (sp) while drinking your drink and trying not to spill anything on the antique furniture. And the waiters there poured with a heavy hand, but it was work-related so I couldn't drink too much because I didn't want to do anything embarrassing (and they had Bowman's vodka, which is the cheap stuff and I would have thought the governor could at least afford some Absolut!) The bathroom was quite swanky, though, all marble, and with a basket full of handy toiletry stuff like a lintbrush and lotion and perfume and all kinds of things.
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    well, I just changed jobs at the beginning of the month, so I worked the night of the formal x-mas party for the whole casino that I now work at. plus I did have a choice of a turkey or a basket of wine and cheese, I took the basket. Tomorrow I go in a hour early to help day crew do service calls so they can start the maintenance dept's party, otherwise they'll just let the calls stack up till we get there.

    The wife and I went to her companies party on tuesday. had a good time, had a great spread of food and the music wasn't bad. A HINT>>> no kareoke at these parties. your not madonna or elvis...please!!!!!!! that was the low point of the evening.
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    My husband's company just takes them out somewhere nice for lunch. I like this method. I do not want to spend and evening of my life with a bunch of engineers and technicians.
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    I work at a small wealth management company. Last week, we had an open house for our clients and friends of the company at our office. Catered with appetizers, 2 bars, and several dessert trays. Last night, we had the company party at a restaurant with salsa dancing afterwards. It was fun, but my best friends in the company weren't there(FinallyHere...I think you might be my friend, since he always avoids ALL work functions! lol). I try to avoid all of those things, however, I feel like I am shorting myself if I don't take advantage of the free food and booze. And the seats for Avalanche games....and Nuggets games.
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    I'm going to my husband's office party tomorrow. He's one of the partners in the business, so we can't not go :rolleyes I hated my own office parties, much less someone elses office. Oh well, they have an open bar.
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    I always hated my own office parties, but for a while I got to enjoy my husband's office party. It was a small research division of an enormous Japanese company. Each division has a Japanese executive who doesn't really have anything to do with the day-to-day work but who travels to Japan and is the liasion in the home country. Anyway, in my husband's division, the executive's wife always got really drunk and grabbed the kareoke mike from whoever had it and hogged it the rest of the night. They always had these weird Japanese Christmas songs on the kareoke in English. They would be similar to ones you know but all the religion was ironed out of it. Picture singing Silent Night without refering to a baby Jesus. It was always good for a laugh.

    Right before my husband left the company, we went to our last Christmas party. My husband had suffered through a really crappy boss that last year and he sat at our table. It was awkward at first but pretty soon the wine was flowing and I started cracking dirty jokes right and left. I just had the devil in me that time and I really wanted to embarass the guy because he had put my hubby through so much crap. The best part of it was everyone at the table was laughing their rears off but this guy was one of those engineer types who have zero sense of humor. He didn't get the jokes and kept asking what was funny. For some reason that year we won tons of prizes in all the little games - it's like we left on a clean sweep.

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    My work lunch party is this coming Monday, which they announced at staff meeting after noting about half the unit had the day off, including me. I'm not going to bother to come in for it. It never is exciting. Just a bunch of crabby social workers sitting around eating whatever organic food the odd ball catering company they use comes up with this year. ewwwwwww

    We did go to a wonderful Christmas party last weekend with my husband's friends. Got to see the "new" house (totally redone over the last 2 years) of some friends and got to see tons of people we haven't seen in ages. Loved the house, loved the food. loved the drinks (I was drinking Maple Liquier in coffee all night)

    Last weekend also cooked at the schools Saterday Breakfast with Santa party, that was fun. The kids had a great time and there were lots of little brothers and sisters the "big kids" were showing around.
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    [QUOTE=JunkieGirl]Work parties, house parties what is on your agenda this season?
    So glad you asked... I work at night as a printing press operator; the newspaper has a wonderful Christmas planned for us. On Christmas Eve we will be allowed to come in to work an hour early so that the day shift can get home to their families by 7 p.m. That night we will print way more than the usual papers because of after Christmas sales. We will probably finish at 3 a.m., then prepare the presses for the Friday a.m. newspaper. This will take until 5 a.m., but it will be worth it to do the extra work, so that the day shift won't have to come in and ruin their Christmas. We will get to be off all day Christmas, until 6 p.m. when we come back to run the classified ads that are usually done by the day shift who will not work that day. The company is very considerate in that they don't bring in any food, decorations, or other items that could be a distraction from getting our jobs done. It's good to know that you can look forward to enjoying a holiday without all that stuff! : :santawave And, we will get to do the same on New Year's Eve, thereby avioding the possibility of a nasty hangover!

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