Monday, December 12, 2005

Office Party Madness

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!!!

12 comments:

S E E Quine said...

` Oh, just bring your own chairs and go drinking somewhere else!

` Also, sure, you'd rather have a decent party, but would you rather there be a Roman Orgy?

Amber said...

Quine, you and your ancient civilations! I'm somewhat disconcerted about your penis post.
Cassie,
My company doesn't even have a holiday party, in fact I've never worked somewhere that did.

Amber said...

Cassie,
When are you going to be in STL?
Tom thought it was Sunday, Xmess night. Is that true?

caffeinator_x said...

Our office party last year was held at the Denver Science and History Museum. I had a good enough time, but hump the dance floor in front of your boss one time, and you never live it down.

I kept my pant on. Shee-zus.

Aaron said...

I thought alcohol was required for a christmas party to take place at all.

Caffeinator, did you have one leg in your pants? Is that why you said you had your 'pant' on?

heather said...

My company actually has three Christmas parties. A children's Christmas party when Santa comes in; held at the plant, a Holiday Luncheon during working hours onsite where the VP comes in and serves the food, & the Adult Chrismas Party, usually held in the ballroom of one of the many KC hotels on a Saturday night. Alcohol is served, but the company does not comp any drinks....too much liability....people are too sue happy these days!!

Amber said...

Where the hell do you work, Heather??

Aaron said...

Our christmas party starts at GOJO's, then proceeds to Mike's hole-in-the-wall where we watch our co-workers band play. Fun!

Aaron said...

Spoony, do you know where there's going to be a roman orgy?

heather said...

Amber...I work for Specialized Packaging Group in Lenexa. There are a total of 5 manufacturing facilities in North America. All of the plants have parties like ours. The owner does a very good job of taking care of the employees. A friend of mine & I do most of the party coordinating. We spent most of the day today shopping for drawing prizes for the "Adult" party Saturday night. We were budgeted to spend $3,500.00. We ran out of time and have about $700 left to spend tomorrow.

S E E Quine said...

` You're not the first one to comment about the hermaphrodite (from Gk. Hermes + Aphrodite!!) thing being disconcerting.

` Caffeinator x said; 'I kept my pant on.'
` Yeah, what were you wearing?

` A-ron said: 'Spoony, do you know where there's going to be a roman orgy?'

` Ask the weirdos from the BBC article!

S E E Quine said...

` Also, A-ron, thankeee!!! ^^