Well friends, it is getting to be that time of the year again:
You got it. The Holidays. Which equal the dreaded:
Office Christmas Parties
I've just read a wonderful article from the BBC News that might help you out by giving you some good advice.
This year, we will be holding this blessed event at our offices.
Now, I know that most Christmas parties are held in the office, but for the last few years, we have had a nice dinner at a hotel banquet hall. After all, what kind of Christmas party do you have at a landscaping company? I mean, most of the time, we go out to the local sports bar, and somehow end up at the titty by 11:30! So I’m not really sure what has been going on in the minds of the owner and his wife. Sure it will be catered, but where on earth will we all sit? We have 1 conference room that could POSSIBLY fit everyone, but we are supposed to bring a guest! How is that going to work? I’m thinking I will have to sit on Josh’s lap just to eat my mashed potatoes! (cross your fingers, I HOPE they have mashed potatoes!). It all seems very odd to me. Apparently there will be no booze this year (as there were years in the past). Maybe they are relying on the employees to drink on their own dime someplace else.
This makes me a little mad. The last couple years, we had a 2 drink limit that the company paid for. I thought this was very nice. But since they cancelled the summer employee appreciation picnic (what does THAT say?) I foresee the cheap factor looming up. So no nice dinner, no booze, and no clean chairs to sit on. It’s a wonder we are a 20 million dollar company.
Then again, maybe they just don’t want everyone to get drunk and have a loose tongue.
I still say boo. I want my company party to be worth it, dammit!
Ah well. At least I will be able to mosey over to the local sports bar with the other drunks! Maybe later we will end up at the Grizzly Rose riding the mechanical bull, like last time!!!