I will definitely ask them Tuesday but yes I think I'm getting over excited , cause it's what I would like to do - my office manager thought it was a great idea but again she loves getting away ! Im just trying to think of better ideas than our standard fancy dinner
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23-08-2015 23:10 #81
23-08-2015 23:18 #82
The idea wouldn't appeal to me.
When DHs business do well they go to a super duper fancy restaurant with lots of cocktail drinks before and after and all the staff gets a generous end of year bonus.
Personally I'd rather have extra cash than knowing all that money has been wasted on a fancy house IYKWIM.
24-08-2015 03:56 #83Senior Member
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Just to add my 2 cents having only read up to page 3 of comments...
It feels like a nice idea, but would not be my cup of tea... I think the house is fantastic but is just not appropriate for how many people you have attending... (Maybe save it for a girls weekend or family holiday or something...) I don't think it's appropriate to ask colleagues to share a bed, or even a room (I actually think as an employer you prob need to be very careful about the whole sharing a bed thing - someone may not want to go against the grain and speak up if they are uncomfortable but might feel they have grounds for an 'issue' post the event...) As someone who 'snores' due to a respiratory issue, being asked to share a room with a colleague would be very uncomfortable for me...
I get along well with my colleagues, but to spend a weekend away with them would not be by idea if a great time simply because weekend time with my family is pretty scared to me....
But you seem like a great boss!!!
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24-08-2015 05:59 #84
Other ideas for something different.
Dinner and a show
A hotel voucher
Bowling (I know sounds weird but a fun night team building) I bet they would except that.
A voucher for Christmas food/a huge Christmas hamper.
Something really different but there us nothing on earth like celebrating your success by giving someone else a hand up.
Do something do a fun charity day.
Eg packing hampers for the needed
Break them into groups of 2 that they normally would work with. Take the to a shopping centre and each couple X amount of money and description of a needing family (don't forget the parents as they often don't get anything) and set a time limit. Than wrap the gifts as a group and drop them off at a centre. Most St Vincent De Paul could give a family in needs description.
A family party. Invite the group plus their family. Have fun presents for everyone.
Lots of food
Than play games like.
A present cent sale. Each person get a sheet of gift tags. Which they write from them and to someone else in the group. Than have a mixture of hood bad and jokey gifts each with a bucket. Etc. When everyone has put in the tickets(gift tag) in bucket you draw a ticket to who gets it.
A Christmas song battle or charades.
Another group game using play dough instead of drawing do a Pictonary type thing.
Treasure hunt. By giving clues that leads to pieces of a map.
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24-08-2015 06:15 #85
Work xmas party - what do you think?
Or charter seaplanes to somewhere like Jonahs at whale beach or banisters at mollymook? That would be a super cool experience.
I haven't looked at prices so I could be way off, just nice luxury options.
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24-08-2015 07:37 #86
24-08-2015 07:40 #87
I was going to say the same - sailing around the harbour - but $4000 an hour is exorbitant!!
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24-08-2015 07:59 #90
I'm thinking before I bring it up in the meeting tomorrow should I send an individual email out today saying something like -
xmas party thoughts! It's time to start planning so give us your ideas on what you would like to do ! lunch/dinner, kids or no kids , weekend away, restaurant recommendations, activities?
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