(Closed) Work Dinners

posted 6 years ago in Career
  • poll: How often is the other not invited?
    Never : (4 votes)
    17 %
    On occassion : (16 votes)
    67 %
    At least once a month : (3 votes)
    13 %
    At least once a week : (1 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @AB Bride:  That’s strange to me! Do they know he’s married?? I could understand maybe a school function for my Fiance and it’s only for the students not their families… or I could see they didn’t know he was “othered” but honestly, I would make sure my FI/DH inquired if this was a “family” event or strictly work..

    Post # 6
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    A few times per year maybe? But usually its an informal gathering at a bar near work, not a formal dinner. It doesn’t bother me though, I enjoy the me time (if its his dinner) or if its for my work, he’s usally still at work when I get home!

    Post # 8
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I think its odd that you would be invited, in my office those dinners are almost like team bonding times, they invite spouses occaisonally but only for things like christmas and other parties.

    Post # 9
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

    My Fiance stays late at work with his coworkers once a week and sometimes they add something else with the whole office on top of it.

    Post # 10
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    Never, but only because both our jobs only really have two dinners a year.

    Post # 11
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2018

    Well, it’s Christmas party season.  I will preface this with: we live in a multicultral country that celebrates lots of different festivals so not everyone celebrates Christmas (it is a public holiday though).

    His company, of mostly westerners who DO celebrate Christmas, are holding a party to which I am NOT invited.  My company, where I am one of a few that does celebrate it, is holding a party to which he is IS invited.

    Post # 12
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    Wait if we are talking informal here then no, I am not always with him.

    Post # 14
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Maybe quarterly? If someone is in sales, or tech, I could see it being significantly more.

    Post # 15
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    Once or twice a year. My husband hates it though because it’s at least once every winter, where we discuss our sales goals for the year. Husband does not work winters (he’s a pipe layer) so he is home all day with our daughter, and then he doesn’t get a break because I don’t home until after her bedtime. I always make it up to him though by ordering a steak (we always go to a pretty fancy steakhouse) and bringing it home to him. I eat the vegetables then stop at McDonalds on the way home :). It’s only one day. If it was once a week, think my husband would lose it.

    I think I would actually kind of like it if husband went out for work dinners occasionally. But that never happens.

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