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Does your organisation host a Christmas / Holiday party for you?   [Edit]

Survey period: 14 Dec 2009 to 21 Dec 2009

Christmas, New Year, Hanukkah, or even Finish Independance Day - does your work provide, and pay for, a party, dinner or event to celebrate?

OptionVotes% 
Yes, and it's a big and/or messy one10610.34
Yes, we have an organised party or dinner41140.10
Yes, but it's casual or a little unorganised13613.27
Sometimes. It depends on motivation and the bank balance858.29
Rarely212.05
No, we don't do anything18117.66
I'm not part of an organisation626.05
I don't know. I guess I'll soon find out.232.24



 
GeneralChristmas?? Pin
Barretto VN19-Dec-09 21:36
Barretto VN19-Dec-09 21:36 
Generalchristmas party Pin
rww6717-Dec-09 15:57
rww6717-Dec-09 15:57 
GeneralNot sure Pin
Gandalf_TheWhite15-Dec-09 22:48
professionalGandalf_TheWhite15-Dec-09 22:48 
GeneralWe're lucky I guess Pin
Liam O'Hagan15-Dec-09 18:46
Liam O'Hagan15-Dec-09 18:46 
GeneralDepartmental Party only [modified] Pin
LingonberryTart15-Dec-09 9:18
LingonberryTart15-Dec-09 9:18 
I work for a not-for-profit health system, so there are limited company funds for social events. This was a rude awakening after working for various manufacturing companies where Christmas parties often included prime rib dinners and open bar (at least when times were good...it might be chicken and cash bar some years!).

We don't have a company-wide party, but each department is free to do their own party if they choose. Our little group - twenty or so programmers and systems analysts - have a lunchtime potluck. Some years we each draw a country/region to represent with the dish we bring. This year we're doing categories instead - food on a stick, food to dip, rolled food, stuffed food, or layered food. It's fun to have to stretch outside our comfort zones a bit, and the variety is always awesome. There are even prizes for the best dishes (we all vote) which adds to it.

LingonberryTart

"Every stupid thing I've ever done seemed like a good idea at the time." -- my Dad

modified on Tuesday, December 15, 2009 2:28 PM

GeneralGreat food, awesome gifts, and no work between Xmas and New Year's Pin
NicholasSimmons15-Dec-09 7:20
NicholasSimmons15-Dec-09 7:20 
GeneralActually rather boring but the food's good. Pin
RedSonja14-Dec-09 22:31
RedSonja14-Dec-09 22:31 
GeneralWhile I said 'No' Pin
Stuart Dootson14-Dec-09 17:12
professionalStuart Dootson14-Dec-09 17:12 
GeneralUp until a year ago it was a "Christmas Party" Pin
Don Driskell14-Dec-09 10:15
Don Driskell14-Dec-09 10:15 
GeneralRe: Up until a year ago it was a "Christmas Party" Pin
tchris14-Dec-09 12:05
tchris14-Dec-09 12:05 
GeneralRe: Up until a year ago it was a "Christmas Party" Pin
Geoff Field14-Dec-09 17:07
Geoff Field14-Dec-09 17:07 
GeneralRe: Up until a year ago it was a "Christmas Party" Pin
tchris15-Dec-09 6:51
tchris15-Dec-09 6:51 
GeneralRe: Up until a year ago it was a "Christmas Party" Pin
W Balboos, GHB15-Dec-09 9:25
W Balboos, GHB15-Dec-09 9:25 
GeneralRe: Up until a year ago it was a "Christmas Party" Pin
tchris15-Dec-09 10:07
tchris15-Dec-09 10:07 
GeneralRe: Up until a year ago it was a "Christmas Party" Pin
The Man from U.N.C.L.E.15-Dec-09 11:57
The Man from U.N.C.L.E.15-Dec-09 11:57 
GeneralSense and Sensibilities Pin
W Balboos, GHB16-Dec-09 2:35
W Balboos, GHB16-Dec-09 2:35 
GeneralRe: Up until a year ago it was a "Christmas Party" Pin
gogbatch15-Dec-09 1:07
gogbatch15-Dec-09 1:07 
GeneralRe: Up until a year ago it was a "Christmas Party" Pin
Tomas Brennan17-Dec-09 10:32
Tomas Brennan17-Dec-09 10:32 
GeneralThis year it's Avatar on IMAX and Food/Games at Dave and Busters Afterward! Pin
rhoward14-Dec-09 9:55
professionalrhoward14-Dec-09 9:55 
General"Casual or a little unorganized" Pin
Sterling Camden / independent consultant14-Dec-09 6:30
Sterling Camden / independent consultant14-Dec-09 6:30 
GeneralWeek off after Christmas Pin
Mark Denson14-Dec-09 5:08
Mark Denson14-Dec-09 5:08 
GeneralRe: Week off after Christmas Pin
LingonberryTart15-Dec-09 9:30
LingonberryTart15-Dec-09 9:30 
GeneralRe: Week off after Christmas Pin
Vasudevan Deepak Kumar16-Dec-09 23:47
Vasudevan Deepak Kumar16-Dec-09 23:47 
GeneralRe: Week off after Christmas Pin
Gandalf_TheWhite16-Dec-09 3:44
professionalGandalf_TheWhite16-Dec-09 3:44 
GeneralHad it just last week. Pin
Chris Meech14-Dec-09 3:37
Chris Meech14-Dec-09 3:37 

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