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la vie en rouge
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Generally I’ve not been on this thread much because I’m one of those people who quite like Christmas.

However, can we agree that there is a special corner of hell reserved for the slow lingering torture which is the Office Christmas Party™?

The marketing department decide that they want to use this occasion to make people talk to colleagues they don’t usually spend time with. Consequently when you arrive at the party you draw a random number out of a bag and that’s the table you’re sitting at for dinner. Most of the people who work at this company are really very pleasant and not bad company. There are four or five exceptions. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you table fourteen. If they’d been trying to corral all the plonkers on the same table, they couldn’t have done better. Add the president of the company plastered on vodka cocktails who decides he wants to DJ and you’re headed for good times.

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mark_in_manchester

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Aaaaarrrrhh, don't. I don't have a 'proper job' at the moment / any more, but when an ex-colleague met me a while back and invited me to rejoin them for their festive do, I said yes.

It's tomorrow.

It's going to be tricky to be positive about my new life, without implying that 'no job is better than slogging on with what you're still doing' [Smile]

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Karl: Liberal Backslider
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quote:
Originally posted by la vie en rouge:


The marketing department decide that they want to use this occasion to make people talk to colleagues they don’t usually spend time with. Consequently when you arrive at the party you draw a random number out of a bag and that’s the table you’re sitting at for dinner.

Tell them to fuck right off and that you want to socialise with your friends.

This sort of forced extraversion is totally unacceptable and the people who enforce it are a bunch of wankers who make the mistake of thinking everyone should be like them.

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Stercus Tauri
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It is my annual simple-minded pleasure to collect the different ways the Glasgow Herald substitutes "festive" for "Christmas" in its headlines. Incredibly, this year they have begun to use the C word again, but have still obliged us with at least one new festive phrase.

My current collection consists of:

- Festive mail chaos
- festive engineering works
- festive road casualties
- festive strike action
- festive lorry driver shortage
- festive grocery spending
- festive advertising battle

and yesterday they came up with:

- festive misery for travellers.

Anyone else caught any good ones?

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Moo

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I like the idea of festive misery.

Moo

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