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......and I was encouraged by some of the painted harpies to "move like Jagger". :confused:

Not likely! :tut:

I had my overcooked and uninspiring lunch, then boogered off early. :)













But what did you get up to?
 
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You denied the girls at work the vision of snakehips-Steve strutting his stuff on the dancefloor? That's just cruel!

We have a 'corporate ******** day' on Monday afternoon where we will be forced to listen to some very good reasons why even though the company made a £7M profit last year, we (the people who actually make the product) are expected to take another financial hit,
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probably a 10% paycut, after our pensions already got shafted.

Then we will be expected to have teambuilding with the headoffice penpushers and personnel ****s.

Then they want us to buy £10 tickets to go to an evening shindig with 'bowlfood' and 5 drinks inclusive in the price, and socialise with these idiots.

Well I have news for them, the coalface workers are all off down the pub to have our own entertainment because we've built our team over decades, we work well with each other under often trying circumstances, and we are the best in the industry.

With a bit of luck I'll hit 55 before we get TUPE'd off and my pension gets buggered even more after 37 years' loyal service, and then I'll just leave.

Life in the 'public sector' :rolleyes: :lol:
 

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My works do's tend to be 'billy no mates' affairs :cry:
 

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You denied the girls at work the vision of snakehips-Steve strutting his stuff on the dancefloor? That's just cruel!

We have a 'corporate ******** day' on Monday afternoon where we will be forced to listen to some very good reasons why even though the company made a £7M profit last year, we (the people who actually make the product) are expected to take another financial hit,
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probably a 10% paycut, after our pensions already got shafted.

Then we will be expected to have teambuilding with the headoffice penpushers and personnel ****s.

Then they want us to buy £10 tickets to go to an evening shindig with 'bowlfood' and 5 drinks inclusive in the price, and socialise with these idiots.

Well I have news for them, the coalface workers are all off down the pub to have our own entertainment because we've built our team over decades, we work well with each other under often trying circumstances, and we are the best in the industry.

With a bit of luck I'll hit 55 before we get TUPE'd off and my pension gets buggered even more after 37 years' loyal service, and then I'll just leave.

Life in the 'public sector' :rolleyes: :lol:

Are you really Bob Cratchit? :lol:

(as for me, the cupboards are bare and we're out of mineral water, but I'll relish every drop of condensation I lick off the window panes; thank you baby Jesus)
 

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We had our Christmas party yesterday afternoon/evening. Current and (much missed!) former work mates came for beers. This was followed by beers, and then some beers. After a few more beers, we had some more beers, just to make sure no one missed out on a beer.

Then, a big lunch, with - yes, you guessed it - some beers, before returning to our local for...beers, obviously. Can I also say...the person that placed a Pizza Express right next to a pub, is a genius. One late night pizza later, we were back in the pub for erm... you get the picture.

I love our Chrimbo party. The place it moves to is a melting pot of people I've met and grown up with locally for the last 17 years, who've popped in and out of my adult life. I do believe that - to an extent - we're the product of the company we keep, and I couldn't have asked for a better set of later-life guardians and role models. The Chrimbo party is a chance to meet them again, reflect, remember, and enjoy the warmth of those long term friendships. And have a beer with them, of course ;)
 

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Sif....what a shame you didn't entertain the laydees! :tut: You could've coated yourself in glitter and everything.

I will flirt with a truly gorgeous guy at my do (Hubby and I work from home so are going out for an Xmas lunch next week) :)
 

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mine was hilarious last night. no contribution from the company, and no dancing from me (much to the relief of manchester), but i've discovered that the women from my workplace are all either rampant tarts or plain loopy. danie, the resident tarty blonde in QA, spent half the night chewing the face off a colleague twice her age, and the other half of the night repeatedly pulling her knickers to one side and showing me her muff. absolutely brilliant :lol:
 
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At the risk of sounding less grumpy, tomorrow will be a good day - Christmas clubrun to the pub (just down the road from Jamie Oliver's dad's but a darnsight cheaper) where there will be Christmas lunch, beer, toasting, beer, cross-toasting, beer, speeches, beer. Then we will jump on our steeds and ride the short distance to another pub where we will have dinner of ham, egg and chips and more...beer.

We should know better at our ages and technically we shouldn't be on our bikes - but we have good lights and we know some quiet roads.
 

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mine was hilarious last night. no contribution from the company, and no dancing from me (much to the relief of manchester), but i've discovered that the women from my workplace are all either rampant tarts or plain loopy. danie, the resident tarty blonde in QA, spent half the night chewing the face off a colleague twice her age, and the other half of the night repeatedly pulling her knickers to one side and showing me her muff. absolutely brilliant :lol:
i think we can say Al, that they have entered into the spirit of Christmas - and its many *cough* 'gifts' :)
 
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mine was hilarious last night. no contribution from the company, and no dancing from me (much to the relief of manchester), but i've discovered that the women from my workplace are all either rampant tarts or plain loopy. danie, the resident tarty blonde in QA, spent half the night chewing the face off a colleague twice her age, and the other half of the night repeatedly pulling her knickers to one side and showing me her muff. absolutely brilliant :lol:
Madchester! :eek:

You didn't go 'diving' then? :lol:
 
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It's our 'works do' tonight. 3 salesman and the sales manager. Well, it didn't go down too well with one of my colleagues when I said that I was giving it a miss. At the end of the day, none of us 'ever' socialise outside of work and we have no common interests, (not like it was several years ago....I'm still very good friend's with two ex colleages...great chaps they are).

Now I'm sorry, but I'm not parting with the best part of £100 to spend a night out with people that I have no common interest with, in the freezing cold, being surrounded by every drunken teenager that Torquay has to offer. So....sod Christmas works dos I say:p





Grumpy?....me?.......never;)
 

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I'm public sector.
No "works do".
No office party
No time off for anything you might organise yourself. If you want to go out to lunch as a team it is in your own time and you have to work the hours back.
Not even a mince pie from Senior management as a small thank you. (Line managers dip into their own pockets and it is appreciated)

I am sure that all of you in the private sector will say "So what - you have gold plated pensions"

We don't - but hey:-

Happy Christmas.
 
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Well earlier this week we had an email sent round from head office of the company who took us over earlier in the year with Christmas party protocol and the usual bullsh!t in it. This was a bit funny as we had our party at the start of December and I think we managed to break every rule or suggestion contained in the email. My guys and gals tend to be a little rowdy when they let there hair down and this time was no exception, how we didn't all get thrown out of the pub I don't know. I almost wish we had invited one of the new bosses so we could show them how not to be a miserable fecker! :D
 

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mine was hilarious last night. no contribution from the company, and no dancing from me (much to the relief of manchester), but i've discovered that the women from my workplace are all either rampant tarts or plain loopy. danie, the resident tarty blonde in QA, spent half the night chewing the face off a colleague twice her age, and the other half of the night repeatedly pulling her knickers to one side and showing me her muff. absolutely brilliant :lol:
Rules! :headbang:
 
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