This is not good - Dan the Serene
This is not good|
I came to work today with the understanding that I could stay in my office and not go to HQ for the "holiday party". Now my team lead says we all have to go. Making me go to a "party" against my will could turn out badly.
|Date:||December 1st, 2008 02:50 pm (UTC)|| |
I don't like such party too. Commiserate.
Thank you. The rest of the office left already. I'm going to go as late as possible and leave as early as possible.
Go in, have one drink with an appetizer, then plan your exit. If at least one person sees you, then you can say you were there. But yes, I agree with you. Being forced into going to a party kind of sucks.
I do something I like to call "showing the flag." I show up, I walk around and make it a point to talk to my boss and every critical person I see that interacts with me at work. I move around a lot, and then I excuse myself to go to the bathroom or whatever. I then don't come back. Everybody saw me, obviously I was there, I was just busy mingling.
That's more or less my plan. I missed the whole thing last year by being on disability. I'm not *quite* prepared to go to that length this year.
Exactly! That way if anyone states they didn't see you, you have plenty of people that can vouch for you. Works like a charm.
I've replied to you twice and my blackberry browser has eaten the responses. I'm using the other browser now.
I'm tempted to call them on it because I don't see how it will make a difference. They won't fire me for it. It won't affect my review because I'm actually above the target pay scale for this contract as is, and it won't affect a promotion because the only place to send me is into management and I won't go.
Sorry that your browser keeps eating your responses. That becomes annoying.
Eh, I say, do what you feel best about doing. You're right, it doesn't sound like that can really back you into a corner over the whole thing.
|Date:||December 1st, 2008 03:19 pm (UTC)|| |
Dude, I hear ya.
My company isn't doing anything this year.
Because I am my entire company.
The company party is at a nice restaurant downtown on their tab, so I won't mind that as much. These conference room potluck type things (complete with "games") make me ill.
|Date:||December 1st, 2008 04:17 pm (UTC)|| |
I believe the traditional response is to show up, get drunk, and photocopy your ass.
Then send drunken e-mails to all your co workers expressing your deep and abiding love for them this holiday season.
Edited at 2008-12-01 04:17 pm (UTC)
Yes, I suppose that's a possibility. Unfortunately, this party will be dry so I could do those things sober but it isn't the same somehow.
|Date:||December 1st, 2008 04:45 pm (UTC)|| |
Oh, boy! Mandatory fun!
You have all my sympathy. I don't mind our office party, but then, there are only about 15 people there, all of whom I know well and interact with on a daily basis. The ones I hate are the parties we throw for a couple of our biggest dealers, when we have what I call "enforced schmoozing." I would be much happier sitting at my desk, ignoring the party in the showroom, than being forced to go out and participate.