Finally friday and time for the annual company christmas party.
This year our company has canceled the official party and we decided to organize a small party in our rooms and bring drinks and self-baken cookies from home. In a lot of companies in northern germany its the same.
So how do you celebrate christmas or
the end of the year?
This year we're going to have baked food and goodies in our company cafeteria for our department. No alcohol. I think a lot of companies are going this route because when people have too much to drink they end up making themselves and the department look bad.
My team x-mas party was on tuesday. That's the same day as I came down with a tummy bug so I missed it! We were all entitled to £30 of Thai food and drink and Thai is one of my faves (so is drink of course!).
And, if a company isn't struggling, there still may be a tightening of the belts.
In the November 29th edition of American Banker, "Belt-tightening is back in vogue at Wells Fargo & Co., where the brass is conceding that the company must begin implementing some of the cost-cutting moves already made by many of its peers."
Am I worried? Heck no. I know that my position is rock-solid.
Am I mad about not having a Christmas party of some sort? Naw...I think I'm still recovering from last year.
Cyberentomological Detection, Prevention, and Eradication Specialist
No company Christmas party for us this year too except for the traditional free catered luncheon this coming Friday and the famous Gift Exchange where people are allowed to steal someone else's gift if that gift has not been stolen (or have been grabbed by others) for at least 3 times. Lots of fun especially if you don't end up getting something that "PL/SQL for Dummies Reference Book" which almost everyone was trying to get rid off last year since all the other gifts were so much nicer/better.
Our Christmas party is at a nice Restaurant. Although we are low on funding this year I expect it to be the same as previous years. They always throw a large party for the employees with plenty of food and beverages. Ours in Wednesday so I have plenty of time to wait!
Neither my company (where I'm consulting OR my consulting company) or roomies changed...
His did the Christmas show in the city and dinner after; BMW does a week of festivities, culminating with a shortened work day on Friday and a party, and my consulting company had a dinner party (I missed when in FL, so I'm having lunch Wednesday
Are the companies making changes smaller? Struggling more with changes in the economy? Just wondering at the difference in experiences...