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originally posted by: WeRpeons
Employers who give gifts and bonuses at Christmas time show how much they appreciate their employees and the hard work they do. A small gift or bonus goes a long way to boost morale, and it helps create employee loyalty to the company. Without all the hard work by people who represent, sell or produce a company's products, no business will become successful.
Anyone know if the multi-billionaire Walton's give their employees any appreciation or recognition during Christmas? They can certainly afford it.
originally posted by: six67seven
a reply to: TinySickTears
Ya know, I always thought your avatar just had something wrong with her nose...like it had been broken before or something.
I just now realized it's smoke!
Cool story, huh?
Oh... the OP.. yeah we had a Christmas (er. Holiday) party. But I didn't go.
I work remotely, but a co-worker that still works in the office said someone (don't believe they worked for our company - we share our building with several other companies) died of a heart attack while working out in the weight room today.
Sad story, huh?
originally posted by: Flyingclaydisk
We get something each year, and it's really nice, not from the company though (cheap bastages), actually from the client! Quality stuff.
My best memory though is many years ago I worked for a big construction company who put on a big-time holiday bash! Open bar liquor and the whole nine yards. They rented this 18 hole golf course and the shindig went on all day. It started with a golf tournament, then a pig roast then a major party with music and the whole thing. Me and another guy got the party started early. They had beer kegs staged about every 3 holes. We got to about the 6th hole and said "screw this" and tossed the clubs and stole the keg (tied it to the back of the cart where the clubs went). Drank about half the keg and then went around tormenting other 'gaffers' by spinning donuts in the fairways, running over people's balls and generally being crazy.
Well, it seemed our idea caught on by about 2pm and there were several others marauding around in golf carts with stolen kegs. Eventually the carts ran out of juice (or got crashed in a creek) so then we had to hide in the bushes and steal carts while guys were on the tee's. It was a riot! They picked up golf carts all over town the next morning, many of them at the bar in town (ummm, ours "might" have been one of them). The golf course thought it was a riot too, even made the news.
Heck, I woke up on the couch in some gal's house, and I had no idea who she was even, and there were 4-5 people still partying! Nobody does Christmas parties like that anymore! (Thank Gawd!)