Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Surprise!

Well, one thing I wasn't expecting when I arrived at work today was to have one of the secretaries come around with a festive envelope addressed to little ole me. "Sign here" she requested, so I signed and was duly handed a red envelope bearing the name of one of our larger retail conglomerates. It turns out that a couple of years ago the staff unanimously elected via a vote to forgo the torture and morning after recriminations joys of a company Christmas Party, for a Christmas gift from the company instead.

So thinking "Score, what's this $30 bucks or sumfink?" I unwrapped a $150- gift card. Nice. Usable in a whole string of stores, including a couple of department stores, KMart, Target and even a liquor store. Helll-lllo Christmas!

Not bad after 2 weeks in the job.

8 comments:

Cecilia said...

That is so civilized! I wish my employees would come to this conclusion. Although I did go to one Christmas party and it was surprisingly fun. It's hard to go wrong with an open bar, grilled food and ice cream!

The Other Andrew said...

Apparently these parties often descended into very bad behaviour, even fisitcuffs!

thombeau said...

Excellent!

The Other Andrew said...

Agreed! :)

Peter said...

You worked for them before and then you missed out on their last party/gift. So in a way you've earned it!

Kerry said...

Nice to know there are still companies around that appreciate their employees.

Michael Guy said...

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Tom said...

Excellent! Watch out Liquor Land! :P

By the way, not sure if you follow Boing Boing, but I saw these and thought of you, as they say...