Our office has two parties. The first is a tree decorating party in the office and the next week one of the partners hosts a party at his house where we invite clients to attend.
Over time there have been some wild stories from each of the gatherings, the usual photocopied breasts, one partner’s wife giving her hubby a lap dance (that pretty much ended the party that night …jeez look at the time…gotta go…)..but overall they are fun times and great for the office morale.
better late than never I guess. My daughter and her neighbor had a combined xmas party, it was more for all the little ones with a live Santa and a hay ride around the neighborhood. The hot chocolate, chilli and bonfire weren’t really big hits since it was still 79 degrees at 11pm[:o)]http://good-times.webshots.com/album/561788060LcanEx
it’ll be sad to take down the tree this weekend. But it was a good holiday.
Great picts! My holiday party was a blast too! I am so glad they are all over now, I’m exhausted!
Haven’t been to a company Christmas Party in a loooong time. However I did receive a $100.00 bonus from the Ladies Auxiliary of the American Legion where I work.
The last party I went to was at Old Chicago in Colorado Springs about ten years ago. I had been with the company since they had only 2 stores and a few other restaurants in town. All of the employees from all of the other places came to our store to party. They gave away lots of cool prizes and had a D.J. to mix the tunes. After management left we really got wild. Table dancing, flashing, fornicating in the bathrooms etc… Thank goodness the company had cabs ready to take people home at no charge for those who were driving!!
P.S. Great Pics. Laughed my ass off!!!
holiday parties good. going back to work on the same day, bad.
Those pix are tooo funny!
Our "holiday" party was SUCH a dud!
Someone decided we’d have a murder mystery instead of something boring like say MUSIC AND DANCING!!!!!
Well it left us with ZERO opportunities for socialization, and basically we all had to listen to "officer Lynette" ramble on all night long,
….and it was a cash bar too…..
What a great pic, thanks. I wonder what Belushi could have done if he had not died so young!
One of the dives I mentioned was a saloon called The Pink Elephant, in Monte Rio, CA. It was literally right over the Russian River, in Sonoma County. There was a large (about 3-feet across) hole in the floor, and you could actually see the River just below. In flood season, it would get closer and closer.
Now THAT’S entertainment!
When I started my current job 13 years ago the Christmas party was a true gift and
way to show employees that we meant something to the owners. It was at the Sheraton,
where the food and booze was free, massive prizes were given away (like TV’s, weekend-vacations
at local resorts, etc.) music by a D.J. and dancing, speeches and skits presented by the
upper-management to show us they could make fun of themselves, and we could rent a room for
$25 a night. It was great.
Around 2001, they moved the party to the local Elks, where it was much the same except we had
to buy our booze from the Elks and there were no rooms to rent if you drank too much to drive.
In 2003, we had a new boss. No Christmas party, but a catered meal in which you could sit at
a long, board room table, take your meal back to the employee break-room, or take it back to
your desk or work area. It was catered by an advertiser and the food basically sucked and still
sucks. For those working 12-6am, breakfast is offered. 7am-4pm, lunch is offered. 2p.m.-evening, dinner is
offered. I work 7pm -4am, but we eat at 10pm. The dinner is served at 5pm, so we get cold leftovers of bbq
chicken, pork and side dishes. The food is not even refrigerated, just covered with foil.
We don’t even bother anymore on my shift, except I am tempted to load up a plate of meat and bring it home
to my dogs to eat.
Merry Christmas, Bossman.
I do miss a true Christmas Business Party.
Bah Humbug to your boss!
Today was our office party(during the day, at the office)We all brought in food, exchanged gifts, and the bosses docked us 1.75 hours-we had no patients during any of this.Is that legal, or even ethical,at the most? And, as a small office(9 employees)the owners didnt even give us a small gift or bonus.I dont care about that, but to dock me 1.75 hours??????
My band played a Christmas party (OK, it was 1978) in Ghirardelli Square (can’t remember the name, but it was upscale Italian) where 2 very attractive young ladies searched long & hard (pun intended) in Santa’s trousers for their XMAS presents.
It was a big law firm throwing the party, and it got about as wild as I’ve seen. And I played some real dives, the kind that made the chicken-wire-protected stage at Bob’s Country Bunker (in the Blues Bros. movie) look like Carnegie Hall.
I went to a Christmas party once where the the wife of the boss got drunk and went home with the hired Santa.
As a teacher and university employee at various locations thru-out my career, our "official" Christmas parties were usually fairly docile.
However for the few years that I was involved in the Six Flags Corporation in New Jersey back in the mid-70’s, I can honestly say those folks knew how to throw a Great Christmas party. They always had First Class Food and Drink AND Great Interaction between all levels of workers and management. We didn’t get cash bonus’s, but gift boxes of everything one would use in a traditional Christmas Turkey AND Ham Dinner was given to EACH employee. We had 6 kids at the time, so my allocation was two turkeys and two whole hams as well a ‘double-draw’ of all the stuff that came with the dinner box. It was the annual event that really did tie the permanent staff together in a "Team-Bond". Plus the usual "mooning on the Xerox machine" activities gave us stories of "interesting" behavior to carry us thru the New Year!
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