Now that sounds great !Ours is at the National Railway Museum in York, a dinner and dance in the main hall with tables among all the old engines...should be good.
I was a contracter doing IT across the Sussex county. We got treated like crap. No training given what-so-ever, so everything I learn't was through either a work mate or 'break it to fix it' way of working.A mate of mine works for the NHS.
I don't believe they should get a christmas party on the Tax payer.
The department he works for is a friggin' holiday camp as it is.
The only thing I think lets it down is that it is only a disco...it would have been better with a Big Band group there playing and singing Christmas songs...with a disco too of course although I'd love to see Wham's Last Christmas done Glenn Miller style!Now that sounds great !
Completely different. I have trouble in trying to find a venue for our team, but that sounds like a nice change. I wish there was somewhere in our vicinity that was similar !
That's quite sad when you think about it Smudger ? We're just a small outfit, and our Xmas do requires only about 20 invites, but even so, they can have whatever they want to drink - the more the merrier lol !Our Christmas 'do' was a few pints down the pub after work. That was it.
It was looking back. And that was just 5/6 of us (a very small team. One, who sadly, is no longer with us). I think all the teams had their own do's. Would have been best to have all the teams together really, but it didn't work out like that.That's quite sad when you think about it Smudger ? We're just a small outfit, and our Xmas do requires only about 20 invites, but even so, they can have whatever they want to drink - the more the merrier lol !
The part I hate (When he had something) was a manager/boss who had been a bastard to you for the past 364 days suddenly thinks he can be your best friend because it's Christmas, and you are eating a mince pie and drinking a beer next to each other.HATE friggin works Christmas parties.
SWMBO's old company did that for their year-end party a couple of years ago. It was a good laugh. When you got there you did the train ride, then you went into the party which was set out like a celeb-do - there were 'paparazzi' on the door taking your photos as you walked up the red carpet, then inside there were loads of 'celebs' set out as if they are at a drinks party. It's the closest I will get to having a threesome with SWMBO and Sarah Michelle Gellar anywayA friend of mine had his do at Madame Tussauds in London. His work hired the entire place out for the evening. Was a good night, I hear
Never mind paying for the other half, we have to pay for our own christmas party every year!In our line of work, the other businesses seem to charge the workforce's partners to attend the do, whereas we don't.
Has anyone else come across this, where your other half has to pay to attend the Xmas dinner ? I personally think it's bang out of order !
we work at heathrow and their construction areas work a bit like this, we went bowling with one company last week (they invited select people they wanted to come), then theres a project wide one next week and most teams are having their own as well, whether it's just 4 or 5 of them or a company based one. When T5 was being made they used to have epic christmas parties, the amount of workforce behind it meant the party was huge, it was like going out like the plqce was open and it meant there was enough familliar faces about that you didn't have to talk to your line manager, instead you'd go around other companies and meet all themIt was looking back. And that was just 5/6 of us (a very small team. One, who sadly, is no longer with us). I think all the teams had their own do's. Would have been best to have all the teams together really, but it didn't work out like that.
Blimey! I work for a massive multi-billion dollar US company and we're getting a night at a dodgy local nightclub tonight. Free bar but they won't be splashing out.being the chairman of our works social committee, we organise everything for the employees, our work gives us £30k per year to spend on anything, so we had our shop floor nite out last friday which was a free 5 course meal and few bottles wine, then the MD turned up and stuck his credit card behind the bar....a great nite was had by all...the big one is in feb tho, that includes partners and guests, so that should be fun too