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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 
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 
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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 
Aside from the 'company' party, there are numerous local parties on (usually) Dec 24th - in my group, it is put on by a group who are Buddhists.

It's really a holiday party, rather than a christmas party. This is not due to "PC" fears, but rather to what this time of year is (at least in the urban parts of the US) - the holiday season.

We're together - having a good time - the corn, the wine, and the oil of plenty - and doing it together. That is the cause for celebration. Those in your office who are not christians - that's what they celebrate with you. This short period when people are nicer to one another (even to strangers) Were these people to debate this (with you), it would certainly be considered bad taste on their part (Why did they come? is then overheard). There are many times when minorities have learned to smile and nod their heads in agreement. They are celebrating with you - perhaps even for you and your joy - but celebrating christmas, per se? Hmmmm . . .

The above is just opinion; what follows, however, is food for thought. All the complaints about Political Correctness - how disingenuous! It is (almost invariably) the words of those who are in ownership of the expression that was changed. Were that shoe on the other foot - perhaps they'd want a little consideration for their sensibilities.*

It's really a matter of considering the context: if you send holiday cards, is it not inconsiderate to send a non-christian a deeply religious christian theme? The question, really, is how does one take into account other's sensibilities?

Unfortunately, one can always find absurd 'PC' examples and use them to try discredit the concept of considering the feelings of others . . . by giving them a label. For a christian church to avoid calling its party a 'christmas party' would be absurd. For a municipality with a diversity of citizens, who are equal partners, it really does make sense. Context. Context. Context.

There's a Native American saying: 'Let me not criticize another man until I have walked a mile in his moccasins'.















A favorite theme in Mid-America: Put prayer back in schools. These half-wits think that the prayer will be to their liking - but what if the teacher leads in a daily praise of satan?


Season's Greetings
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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