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Old 17.12.2011, 00:48
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Re: Companies Christmas parties

The last year my OH was working, some of the new partners asked for OH's to be invited (cost for OH to member of staff) - but I just couldn't go at the last minute, so he took our youngest daughter (about 30 at the time) - who of course dressed to the 9s for the occasion. He'd warned the staff who knew her well not to say anything - and they kept stumm for as long as they could- until they just couldn't stop cracking up. Those staff who did not know our family were absolutely gob smacked - I wish I had been a fly on the wall

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Old 17.12.2011, 14:25
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FROM: Patricia Harris, Human Resources Director
TO: All Employees
DATE: 4th DECEMBER
RE: Christmas Party
I'm happy to inform you that the company Christmas Party will take place on December 23rd, starting at noon in the private function room at the Grill House. There will be a cash bar and plenty of drinks!
We'll have a small band playing traditional carols...please feel free to sing along.
And don't be surprised if the Managing Director shows up dressed as Santa Claus! A Christmas tree will be lit at 1.00 p.m.
Exchange of gifts among employees can be done at that time; however, no gift should be over £10.00 to make the giving of gifts easy for everyone's pockets.
This gathering is only for employees! The Managing Director will make a special announcement at the Party.
Merry Christmas to you and your Family
Patricia
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FROM: Patricia Harris , Human Resources Director
TO: All Employees
DATE: 5th December
RE: Holiday Party
In no way was yesterday's memo intended to exclude our Jewish employees. We recognize that Chanukah is an important holiday, which often coincides with Christmas, though unfortunately not this year.
However, from now on we're calling it our 'Holiday Party.' The same policy applies to any other employees who are not Christians. There will be no Christmas tree or Christmas carols sung. We will have other types of music for your enjoyment.
Happy now?
Happy Holidays to you and your family,
Patricia .
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FROM; Patricia Harris , Human Resources Director
TO: All Employees
DATE : 6th December
RE: Holiday Party
Regarding the note I received from a member of Alcoholics Anonymous requesting a non-drinking table...you didn't sign your name. I'm happy to accommodate this request, but if I put a sign on a table that reads, "AA Only," you wouldn't be anonymous anymore!!!! How am I supposed to handle this? Somebody?
Forget about the gift exchange, no gift exchange allowed now since the Union Officials feel that £10.00 is too much money and Management believe £10.00 is a little cheap.
NO GIFT EXCHANGE WILL BE ALLOWED.
Patricia .
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FROM: Patricia Harris , Human Resources Director
TO: All Employees
DATE: 7th December
RE: Holiday Party
What a diverse group we are! I had no idea that December 20th begins the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, which forbids eating and drinking during daylight hours. There goes the party! Seriously, we can appreciate how a luncheon at this time of year does not accommodate our Muslim employees' beliefs, perhaps the Grill House can hold off on serving your meal until the end of the party - or else package everything up for you to take home in a little foil doggy bag. Will that work?
Meanwhile, I've arranged for members of Weight Watchers to sit farthest from the dessert buffet and pregnant women will get the table closest to the toilets, Gays are allowed to sit with each other, Lesbians do not have to sit with gay men, each will have their own table.
Yes, there will be flower arrangements for the gay men's table, too.
To the person asking permission to cross dress - no cross dressing allowed. And No, no blow-up sheep.
We will have booster seats for short people. Low fat food will be available for those on a diet. We cannot control the salt used in the food. We suggest those people with high blood pressure taste the food first. There will be fresh fruits as dessert for Diabetics, the restaurant cannot supply "No Sugar" desserts. Sorry!
Did I miss anything?!?!?!?!?!
Patricia .
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FROM: Patricia Harris , Human Resources Director
TO: All F***** G Employees
DATE: 8 December
RE: The ******** Holiday Party.
Vegetarian pricks I've had it with you people!!! We're going to keep this party at the Grill House whether you like it or not, so you can sit quietly at the table furthest from the "grill of death", as you so quaintly put it.
You'll get your f****** salad bar, including organic tomatoes, but you know tomatoes have feeling, too.
They scream when you slice them. I've heard them scream. I'm hearing them scream right NOW!!
Hope you all have a rotten holiday * drink, drive, and die!
The Bitch from HELL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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FROM: John Bishop - Acting Human Resources Director
DATE: 12th December
RE: Patricia Harris and Holiday Party
I'm sure I speak for all of us in wishing Patricia a speedy recovery and I'll continue to forward your cards to her.
In the meantime, Management has decided to cancel our Holiday Party and instead, give everyone the afternoon of the 23rd December off with full pay.
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FROM: Patricia Harris, Human Resources Director
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DATE: 4th DECEMBER
RE: Christmas Party
Psst.. see post 74. Did Patty Lewis get married in the meantime?
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I can kind of relate... our team admin. suggested we have our team luncheon at a local brasserie ... special of the house ( and practically only dish ) .. roasted chicken.

As for our vegetarian colleague... " oh he can have the salad and chips "

( we wound up going out for Indian )
The fact that your colleague made a poor life choice shouldn't ruin Christmas for the rest of you!

Our Christmas party always includes spouses and special kiddy areas, then turns fun when the family types leave...
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Sorry, please ignore post 82, it is a duplicate.
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Oh, how I thank the lord at this time of year that I'm freelance & don't have to endure the 7th circle of hell that is the Company Christmas Party.
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I was working at the time of mine
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Re: Companies Christmas parties

I have to say the xmas work party we had this year was fantastic, great food, drink and entertainment. Was no real pressure to go but was good to network with others. My partner came with me and she had a really good night. Kinda suks though if yours was on your anniversary..
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