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post #40891 of 65154
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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post


this has come up in our HR/staff meetings. so we decided to go with the principle of the thing - if we are going to buy you dinner because you're working a full day and then late evening at the office, we'll do the same thing if you do the same thing working from home. surprisingly, not a lot of our employees avail of this.

Interesting. I've got a bit of a break right now and I've got some perfectly good food already at home, but I certainly wouldn't feel bad about it. I've been working since a bit before 10 this morning and have a call at 9pm (and who knows if that will generate more work).
In the but-for world, if this client didn't have an urgent crisis, I wouldn't have done any work, would have had steaks and sausage that my friend purchased for lunch, and probably either eaten dinner with those friends or with my girlfriend.

Since their urgent needs prevented all of that from occuring, it's not too much to ask them to pay for some food smile.gif (especially since what's $20 on top of the thousands of dollars of labor they are already being billed for)
post #40892 of 65154
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Originally Posted by otc View Post

Nah, there is a list, but everybody orders from the which ever place on the list gets picked. It is a two-fold problem...some of the secretaries have terrible taste, and there are apparently a handful of employees who always stay late who are very vocal about things being "too ethnic" which cuts out a lot of the tastiest and most affordable options.

I kind of wish we used Seamless which lets you pick whatever you want (though you still have to go downstairs and fetch it yourself)...I know a lot of people in NYC who use it and just get to order from anywhere they feel like.

Yeah, I was just going to say that ethnic food is probably your best bet for cheap, good eats. Too bad some of your co-workers don't like ethnic food. Generalization here, but most people I've met who don't like ethnic food tend to be very uptight individuals.

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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post


this has come up in our HR/staff meetings. so we decided to go with the principle of the thing - if we are going to buy you dinner because you're working a full day and then late evening at the office, we'll do the same thing if you do the same thing working from home. surprisingly, not a lot of our employees avail of this.

I bet you haven't even told your employees that they have said benefit available laugh.gif.
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Originally Posted by otc View Post

Interesting. I've got a bit of a break right now and I've got some perfectly good food already at home, but I certainly wouldn't feel bad about it. I've been working since a bit before 10 this morning and have a call at 9pm (and who knows if that will generate more work).
In the but-for world, if this client didn't have an urgent crisis, I wouldn't have done any work, would have had steaks and sausage that my friend purchased for lunch, and probably either eaten dinner with those friends or with my girlfriend.

Since their urgent needs prevented all of that from occuring, it's not too much to ask them to pay for some food smile.gif (especially since what's $20 on top of the thousands of dollars of labor they are already being billed for)

Sucks.

I still haven't started my slides.

Fuck.

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post #40893 of 65154
acidwife complains and refuses to go with me to my folks' place for 10 minutes everytime the kids go there and visit sunday afternoons (they live a few minutes away from my place) AND YET sees absolutely nothing wrong with us all going with her sister to fetch her kid from an event. on a sunday. at 8pm. and she came out at 9.
post #40894 of 65154
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Originally Posted by acidboy View Post

acidwife complains and refuses to go with me to my folks' place for 10 minutes everytime the kids go there and visit sunday afternoons (they live a few minutes away from my place) AND YET sees absolutely nothing wrong with us all going with her sister to fetch her kid from an event. on a sunday. at 8pm. and she came out at 9.

Women. They all suck.
post #40895 of 65154
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Originally Posted by CalTex View Post

Women. They all suck.

Not enough in my case..
post #40896 of 65154
Dinner with clients and they ordered wine. Given the choice of Chardonnay and Chablis they went from the Chablis. Im not much of a wine drinker but it tasted more like sugar water than wine. Lucky me, my boss had his car and gave me a ride home instead of taking the train. He drank too but called for a substitute driver to drive his car back. Went straight to bed (big mistake) and woke up with a hangover.

Food was good though but the company sucked. It was meant to be a welcome dinner for me. I was going be working a lot with the client. Small division part of large company but they brought more people, even one who I nor my boss spoke to previously, so it felt more like we were the guests instead of the hosts. With more people they controlled the conversation and I kept trying to keep up with their innuendos.

Perils of working with a Japanese company.
post #40897 of 65154
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Originally Posted by Cordwinder View Post

Dinner with clients and they ordered wine. Given the choice of Chardonnay and Chablis they went from the Chablis. Im not much of a wine drinker but it tasted more like sugar water than wine. Lucky me, my boss had his car and gave me a ride home instead of taking the train. He drank too but called for a substitute driver to drive his car back. Went straight to bed (big mistake) and woke up with a hangover.

Food was good though but the company sucked. It was meant to be a welcome dinner for me. I was going be working a lot with the client. Small division part of large company but they brought more people, even one who I nor my boss spoke to previously, so it felt more like we were the guests instead of the hosts. With more people they controlled the conversation and I kept trying to keep up with their innuendos.

Perils of working with a Japanese company.

You know that Chablis is made from Chardonnay, right? biggrin.gif

I do hate when people order shitty wine though. I onetime had a client dinner at some really fancy Chinese place, and they wanted to order a big, overly-alcoholic California Cab with it. They kept asking me why I wasn't drinking much. Sigh.
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Originally Posted by acidboy View Post

acidwife complains and refuses to go with me to my folks' place for 10 minutes everytime the kids go there and visit sunday afternoons (they live a few minutes away from my place) AND YET sees absolutely nothing wrong with us all going with her sister to fetch her kid from an event. on a sunday. at 8pm. and she came out at 9.

Blatant Double standard...

Part of women charm..
post #40899 of 65154
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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post

You know that Chablis is made from Chardonnay, right? biggrin.gif

I do hate when people order shitty wine though. I onetime had a client dinner at some really fancy Chinese place, and they wanted to order a big, overly-alcoholic California Cab with it. They kept asking me why I wasn't drinking much. Sigh.

A business associate I have dinner with about every two months insists on white Zin. Went to a dinner at his house about six weeks ago and they stashed the bottle I brought somewhere and served us white fucking Zin with dinner.
post #40900 of 65154
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Originally Posted by acidboy View Post

acidwife complains and refuses to go with me to my folks' place for 10 minutes everytime the kids go there and visit sunday afternoons (they live a few minutes away from my place) AND YET sees absolutely nothing wrong with us all going with her sister to fetch her kid from an event. on a sunday. at 8pm. and she came out at 9.

sucks. sorry, acid.
post #40901 of 65154
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

A business associate I have dinner with about every two months insists on white Zin. Went to a dinner at his house about six weeks ago and they stashed the bottle I brought somewhere and served us white fucking Zin with dinner.

Cripes, that does suck. Half the point of bringing your own bottle is so you have something decent to drink. It's the worst when they stash it and hand out the shitty stuff.
post #40902 of 65154
got to work an hour and half before anyone else, getting stuff done, thought all was going swimmingly....


...2 cops knock on the door...

....i forgot a step to the opening procedure and had accidentally set off one of our silent alarms.

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post #40903 of 65154
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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post

Cripes, that does suck. Half the point of bringing your own bottle is so you have something decent to drink. It's the worst when they stash it and hand out the shitty stuff.

Usually I bring wine as a gift and do not expect it to be opened. The only time I expect it to be opened is when all you have in the house is white Zin...in the 2l bottle. ffffuuuu.gif
post #40904 of 65154
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

Usually I bring wine as a gift and do not expect it to be opened. The only time I expect it to be opened is when all you have in the house is white Zin...in the 2l bottle. ffffuuuu.gif

Maybe my friends have worse taste in wine than yours, cause I'm always bringing wine for me to drink biggrin.gif Totally depends on the party though, most of the time I'm bringing it is to a party where there will be a fair amount of wine-drinking and I know it will be opened that night.
post #40905 of 65154
Yikes, I just realized that I am guilty of that. One of my holiday party guests brought me a great French Bordeaux as a gift and encouraged me to open it. I never got around to doing it - now I'm wondering if I was just the dolt that can't take a hint. She was a perfect, gracious dinner companion so even if she was disappointed I would never have guessed

We served a California cab that I really like, but my guest is French and she may have preferred a French wine.
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