(Closed) Anybody dislike work events?

posted 5 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

Sorry, I was responding to another thread you posted, did you change it?  If not –  weirdness. 🙂

Post # 4
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Helper bee

DH and I had to move because we both were affected by seasonal affective disorder.  life has improved so much since we moved to somewhere with more sun and warmth!  I think our relationship has improved and we both figured that if we were already a flight away from our families then it didn’t matter if we moved somewhere else where it would still take a flight to get to our families.  I’m sorry I can’t help you much but I think it would help if you talked with his therapist or councellor to get more of an understanding about the condition.  if my DH had refused to move which would have led me to continue to be affected by SAD every year, I think our relationship would have been negatively affected.

edit: apparently you have changed the subject.  the web address line shows the previous topic so i know i’m not going crazy, so i wanted to clarify that my reponse was to the previous topic

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’m usually not a fan of something that will take away from my personal time; ie I have to cook a dish to contribute, or I have to go out of my way to get stuff. I do it for the sake of participating but multiple events really bug me. It really depends on the workplace; mine is really political and fake.

Post # 7
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

@bummbledbee:  +1.  Yep, that was the thread.  The SAD one.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I have always hated events and when we have xmas parties I never attend. So may thing I am antisocial but I dont see that way. This is my job not my family or life if I didnt work there I wouldnt know these people. I dont feel comfortable spending time with people I work with.

Post # 10
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

@sn2bmrsmntgmry:  LOL.  No problem, but I thought I was going nuts for a minute there.

About work events – tedious, boring most of the time, but what are ya gonna do?  😉

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I telecommute and one of the things I truly do not miss about working in a tradtional office is all the crap you have to do, especially around the holidays. I don’t mean to say I hate my co-workers but man I would be perfectly happy with a short, uncomplicated event instead of the constant barrage of stuff. Someone’s birthday, someone else’s retirement, every team or department having a holiday party so I get the team party, the workgroup party, and the department party… and for most of these you’re either expected to kick in a few dollars or bring something to share.  

When I used to commute, I’d do it on a motorcycle— so great, I either need to be the jerk who doesn’t bring something to the pot-luck, or I need to drive my car and pay 4 times as much for parking or drag a crock pot on the metro bus? Ummm no thank you!

And don’t get me started on the constant parade of people peddling crap for their kids’ fundraisers. I don’t want your pizza kits, girl scout cookies, calendars, gift wraps, candles etc etc etc…. seriously pay for your kid’s new soccer uniform and leave me out of it!

I was hired to do a job, not to contribute to the office social life; please stop throwing events and let me do my work!  The more time we sit in this conference room singing songs and eating cake, the later I will have to stay to get caught up!

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

My office has had events lately and quite frankly I’m not so much tired of the events, but I’m tired of being the point of contact for my division and I’m definately sick of paying for them.  First, was the kid we sponsored for Christmas.  I was volun-told to go out shopping on Black Friday and it still cost me $50 more than I would have otherwise contributed.  Then was food day where I had to bring in a dish.  This wasn’t so much the expense, but the time it took to make said dish.  Then, it’s the office lunch party which will be $10-12 plus our boss’s gift.  This is supposed to be $20 per division, but so far only one other person in my office has chipped in, so it looks like I’m on the hook for $15.  Because of office rules, I can’t tell people “pay up or else.”  The week before last was someone’s retirement party/gift.  And now this morning we find out that a co-worker’s mother has passed away and they want to send a deli tray, so there’s another $7-10 from everyone.  It’s Christmas, I’m trying to pay for a wedding and I have a baby on the way.  I can’t afford all this.  I’m trying to figure out a way to gracefully back out of being the go-to person for these events, but it seems to be assumed that because I’m the only female in the office that it’s part of my job.  Ugh.

Post # 14
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

@fishbone:   Amen!  This!! 

Why, oh why do we have to do all this crap, every single year?  Office b-days are the worst, too.  Awkward!!

This reminds me – there is a holiday luncheon tomorrow for the entire, yep, the entire 400+ organization and I have  to attend.  Ugh.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I hate work events…..and I’m the one who plans them because it part of my job. FML.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

in a way, I’m kinda glad my office doesn’t have that many social events. acknowledging tenure at the company requires no contribution, which is fine. Holiday Potluck happens once a year with participation optional (signup), which is fine. Holiday Party with my particular team has never happened before this week, which is fine.

no barrage of events, thank goodness.

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