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    Personally I don't think it's that great of an idea. It really depends on your workers and their family logistics. I imagine a few spouses probably wouldn't like the idea. It really does depend on how close you all are. For example, do you all spend time outside of work (not including Christmas party etc?). If you don't then to be honest I think it'd be a bit weird, if you do and you're more like friends then just work colleagues then I say go for it. Are you and your DH paying for it all?

    I also wouldn't be happy sharing a bed with someone. I also wouldn't be that happy having a blow up bed on the floor. In fact I probably wouldn't want to share a room with many people as I hate snoring and I can't sleep through it lol but that'd be my issue.
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    Sounds pretty cool!

    I think it would be good to provide additional bedding solutions (e.g blow up beds) so they have a choice and they don't feel they have to share if they're not comfortable.

    It really depends on who the person is as to whether I would personally share a bed. I have shared a queen bed in the past with a close pal, no biggie. Given the preference I would always choose to have my own bed though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Renesme View Post
    Personally I don't think it's that great of an idea. It really depends on your workers and their family logistics. I imagine a few spouses probably wouldn't like the idea. It really does depend on how close you all are. For example, do you all spend time outside of work (not including Christmas party etc?). If you don't then to be honest I think it'd be a bit weird, if you do and you're more like friends then just work colleagues then I say go for it. Are you and your DH paying for it all?
    We sometimes socialise outside work but mainly for big events, their kids all get invited to DS parties and vice versa and we all went to ones wedding and ones 40th but we do a lot of work lunches and dinners , yep we paying for everything , we've had a good year so I wanted to do more than just a fancy dinner

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elijahs Mum View Post
    I'm having a look now, there is a hotel 5 mins away , I could maybe give that option but thought it would just be more fun staying in the house together ( and I want to have a waffle station for breakfast Sunday morning !)
    I think you guys sound like fantastic bosses! And it's really lovely you're thinking of doing something so nice.

    Personally I wouldn't share a bed and I wouldn't be happy sleeping on the floor or a blow up thing. If those were my options, I would either a) book my own accommodation or b) put in an apology and just not go.

    I want to say this gently, because I honestly think you're going to put on a great work party, but I think you have a vision in your head of how amazing this will be - I want a waffle station, I think it will be more fun for everyone to stay together - but that vision may not translate as well to others or to reality.
    I don't think anyone is having a good time if they're not comfortable.

    You can have a waffle station, have everyone there, by making sure everyone has somewhere to stay.

    That sounds like a huge cost so if you'd prefer not to spend that much, do something on a smaller scale.

    For the record, that beach house looks AMAZING!!!

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    In that case I think it'd be okay. Like others said ... have a secret vote. Tell them to go home and discuss it with their families then come back and put a vote in.

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    It sounds like a great idea - and looks pretty awesome too!
    Do the employees need to stay the night? Is it local to work/where you live? If it is you could still do the activities & they could have the option to stay if they wanted or go home & come back for the family day?

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    For me, I really wouldn't like it. I don't usually mind work dinners, but a work weekend away doesn't sound enjoyable at all!

    A family BBQ the morning after a drinking session sounds like hell on earth to me!

    Sorry :/

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    It depends how family-orientated your staff are. DH and I prefer to do things as a family and he prefers not to attend things by himself. We would happily drive an hour to and from a great venue or place and spend the day there. Would somewhere beach-side with a few other things to do in case it rains (movies, bowling, shopping, nice cafes) suit? - have MT, BBQ lunch, AT, and dinner at a nice, but family-accommodating place?
    Could take a bunch of beach activities and sports equipment, others could do their own hobbies (make sure there's shade) if they'd prefer.

    It also depends on how active your staff are. We love getting outdoors whether we have the kids or not. Some people just prefer to sit and knit.

    The house is a great idea and we've gone away socially before and shared houses, but didn't have to share a bed.

    With the school thing on the Monday - are there any families that rely on their spouses being home to help with the school run, pick up, etc? It may exclude many from being there on the Sunday anyway. Are there some staff that have the Monday off and need to look after children on that day?

    Just a few thoughts.

    Edit: I forgot about the whole drinking thing - they might have to work out a few designated drivers amongst the families. DH and I aren't big drinkers even though we like to have a glass of wine every now and then. We tend to consider when we drink and how much and plan ahead. Not having a drink doesn't mean that it's a wasted night for us, but for some they may strongly link Christmas party and getting sloshed.
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    I'd just ask the staff what they think... Personally it wouldn't bother me. I've shared a bed with a couple of work colleagues but they are my friends are we were on a holiday. I'd just ask

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    I'm not a fan of weekend-long work events. I spend all week away from DP and our kids so all I want to do on the weekend is be with them. I prefer just an evening or daytime event. But that's just me, everyone is different.

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