Saturday, 7 August 2010
At work every now and again for one reason or another, in some random department, the old boss male/female, will decide to throw a night out on their pockets/wallets. In this particular instants our health care dept has/is organising a night- all taxi / accommodation paid for by the boss. They have asked if I should go? I do however get up for work early the next day, and with me not getting any younger (haha) find it difficult to compose myself after a night out ( is this the norm?) So even though I'm honoured that I've been invited, I'm not sure whether to attend or not. Only the last time I went to one of their party's I got so pissed I was ill ( can't do it any more!) I don't actually work for that dept; I just clean that building, but it's nice of them to think I'm one of the 'team.' Now if it were a Friday night I wouldn't have a problem. So these team building occasions? Are they really necessary? Do they work? Do we/ can we honestly think after lashing of paid for alcohol we can get away with calling the boss every made name under the sun, smile, shake his hand then the next day say 'good morning' as if nothing happened the night before? After all that I think it's just an excuse to see your former work buddies make complete twats of themselves shortly before you get your final pay packet or demotion! Come on people now, no amount of free grub n booze is going to get two people to get on if they have a personality clash.. any better than a concussion! Isn't it all fake? Pretending? Now if I can't stand some one.. I can normally tell 5 minutes after actually meeting them. And believe me I do work with some complete 'fuck wits.' And to think they got managerial positions!!