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Inspired by MITS' post.
Too early? YOU SHOULD HAVE BOOKED BY NOW CUNTS.
I shall not be attending (3rd year running)
£25 a head to sit in All Bar One? No thanks.
and you'll be pleased to know that "This event is open to all Permanent, Contractor and Temp staff"
Venue: The Folly Bar, 41 Gracechurch Street, London EC3V 0BT (30 second walk from Monument tube station)
Time: 6pm - midnight
Theme/Dress: 1920's - Prohibition, Great Gatsby etc
£all we ask is that you contribute £10 to one of our 3 nominated charities (3 free drinks included).
I'd be far better at it if I was paid more money.
Also, better coffee from the vending machines please.
Proper Xmas Do: at work
It's paid for up to £25 has to be within 2 miles of campus.
Are you crashing it then?
DO IT...DO IT...DO IT.
More than usual
I hate "you are your partner" presumptuous talk.
The Xmas party was you plus 'significant partner'. The guidelines were that you had to cohabit at the least. It caused outrage because, eg, my PA had been with her boyfriend for two years, but for various reasons they didn't live together, and as such he was NFI. Truly awful. Make it employee 'plus one' or don't bother inviting non-employees at all. Wankers.
Because I love you, I love the oxo tower, and I am told i make a convincing lesbian and we could have fun winding up your colleagues.
followed by Hot Dub Time Machine http://www.summerhall.co.uk/2013/hot-dub-time-machine-best-party-ever/.
Gonna be fun.
it was a lot of fun.
i.e. no one has booked anywhere yet.
- It's at lunchtime. Mercifully it's not fancy dress for once.
Do less work, waste no evenings
The plan is to start at lunchtime and continue for the rest of the day. The word "session" is being bandied about by some of the least banterous people in the office.
get a million shots in before 5pm, get leathered. Then wander off while everyone is sat looking mental and won't notice an absence. Come on Steved i believe in you.
That also does a good Old Fashioned. I'm going to sit in the corner getting drunk and only speaking to the same two people I normally speak to.
Narrowly avoided it being at some awful dinner + dancing ordeal.
But the River Bar and Grill is decent, as are the two Chophouses (Cambridge and St Johns).
Which looks far fancier than we deserve, especially when we don't have to contribute anything.
and we havent been paying our supplier who normally comes up and takes us out so doubt that will happen. Cant stand any cunt here apart from a couple of people so no real loss
at day job. definitely for the best.
might go to the christmas parties of some places i write for but the only thing i know for sure is that we'll have some sort of bethnal green frenzy, probably beginning at the dundee arms, with the band/lovely lads we're opening a studio with.
dept: free meal and booze for an afternoon/evening in a nice pub.
The thing is the company is posh, so they will assume people will go wine and brandy. I don't think they're going to let me buy any turbo shandies.
free 3 course meal, free booze, decent craic with workmates, which reminds me I need to make my menu choices.
bed bar in reading with a cold buffet supplied by marks and spencers. hmmm.
last year there were gnomes made of pate abd a room dedicated to sweets. this is a significant downgrade.
It's literally opposite the bar, lazy fuckers.
drinks in bar and grill
dinner in grill on the alley
boogie in panacea
dinner in odd
matt and phreds
alchemist for drinks
regardless of which option is the favourite I wont be going
will be black tie rubbish. last year's was pretty rubbish, this will be worse.
think we have a separate one for people at the same sort of level as me rather than the whole department thing though. that should be good, will just be going to the pub with people I actually like.
We got there and found out we were sharing it with two other offices. There was a shit three course meal, followed by a Michael Jackson impersonator. Everyone just stood outside waiting for the minibusses to show up.
That sounds so depressing
It's full of veggie/anorexic/non-everything people, so probably something bland...
Social Club Party - always good (last year was amazing), will be a nice black-tie do in a posh hotel nearby. Genuinely excited about it.
I won't be going.
dunno what to do
Should be good, I think.
dept - a restaurant in Leicester Square
company - Heaven
it looks like it's just drinks & dancing though.
Scotrail's wifif is mince. I'm looking forward to mine. Friday afternoon off to go to Calistoga which is a lovely Californian restaurant in Edinburgh where we will be doing tasting menu and lots of wine. I have persuaded big boss to let me do the Dundies (except slightly adapted name). I hope lots of peopple in my office watch the US office.
Half the office is not attending. I am hoping to get their share of free wine. I also hope Dave calls numerous people a cunt again as he did last year. Classic Dave.
but I'll update you when I do
I like my team so I don't really mind. Boss normally buys a few beers too.
No idea where my new place of work will have there's and it'll be shit.
...go on though. I'm really funny.
Okay well no but I'm good to have around.
Lounge Bar is it?
That was good.
I have argued that the 80s theme is to broad but have been shouted down.
Probably going to leave work early, have a pub meal and few bevvies. Secret santa before that, though!
It's so shit.
probaby won't go though, it's a Thursday night during my exam period.
Old work: Some Hilton hotel, London
They're going to have to one up that this year
I'm going to have to one up that this year
It usually clashes with my husband's birthday so can always get out of going.
It's going to be my first proper, office job work do.
i work in schools in motherwell and larkhall so i really hope there isn't one.
I'm skipping it anyway, going Retrospectacular at the Windmill.
that does 3 course meal and full English Breakfast. One of the team is DJ'ing, having silent disco after 11. Free booze. Everything paid for. Sounds pretty cool but only cos I like my workmates