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23-08-2015 08:43 #31
23-08-2015 08:43 #32
I have been to 2 seperate overnight Christmas work parties and I'm not a fan. I always feel pressured to attend and just want to get home to my kids. I spend most of my life at work and even thought I get on with my work mates and boss I really just want to relax with my family not my boss. However everyone is different. You said you did well in your business maybe give your employees a cash bonus, families struggle a lot during the Xmas period and I know cash gifts or even gift cards would be greatly appreciated.
23-08-2015 08:50 #33
I would also add that around that time of year time is extremely stretched for us. With multiple kids going to different directions I couldn't spare a whole weekend for one work function.
But you know your work colleagues better than any of us and know what their commitments are likely to be. I'd like the idea but maybe in February when it's not such a busy time.
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23-08-2015 08:50 #34Senior Member
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I would probably come to the dinner and decline the rest. Staying overnight and sharing with my colleagues doesn't appeal to me in the slightest although I am sure it will work for other workplaces. House looks fabulous though!
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23-08-2015 08:58 #35
Thanks guys for the advice - I think pp was right - I have this fabulous idea in my head how I think it will be but I've got DH so maybe the others may not want to be away without their spouses - I might put it to a vote ( but then if some people vote no what do I do!) or maybe just casually ask first, dinner with spouses or family day or weekend away , we are not at the level of being able to afford everyone to take spouses and kids away so I was trying to think of an easier alternative ! what if we do dinner and pay for a hotel room in the city for each staff member ? I just thought the beach house would be more fun!
23-08-2015 09:00 #36Senior Member
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I think it's amazing how much thought and effort you're putting into this - you're a great boss!
I personally wouldn't want a weekend away. If my company did really well I would like a nice dinner with partners included. You could do dinner in the city and pay for hotels for them all? (And a nanny service if you want the kids there?) Have buffet breakfast together and go on a boat trip or something the next day if you want to make it a weekend thing?
For me it wouldn't be the sleeping together so much as that's a lot of "downtime" together
Anyway that's just my view though - you know your team best! I'm sure they'll have an amazing time
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23-08-2015 09:08 #37
Poo - I just found a 8 bedroom beach house but it's $25,000 for 2 nights 😮
23-08-2015 09:16 #38Senior Member
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It sounds like a lot of fun... for a girl's weekend... but for a work party, I think it's a bit much. Too much time together IMO! And too much time away from family.
As for your original question, I could share a room but not a bed.
Although as PP said, it is a very busy time of year, you would have to see if everyone has time for a whole weekend.
If not you could think of some kind of unique outing/activity for everyone (including kids and partners) and then have a nice dinner at the end, or lunch at the start.
23-08-2015 09:17 #39
23-08-2015 09:19 #40
[QUOTE=turquoisecoast;8271760]jeepers!! save that one for a really, really, REALLY good year 😂
For that price I could fly everyone to Hawaii or Fiji for 5 days!
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