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Need advise. quick.

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  3. Um, that's a difficult question.

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  1. Dec 19, 2007 #1
    My departments christmas party is going on, just as I am typing this.
    Should I go?

    Cons:
    Ex boyfriend will be there. Today would have been our five year anniversary.
    The party is across the town. It's cold outside and and I'm quite comfy snuggled up right now. I could work on my big talk for next month instead of going.

    Pro:
    From past years experience, it's a really great party. I haven't been dancing in a while and I'd love to see my friends again. I've neglected them a bit.
    It was me, who initiated the break up, and I've been coping very well.

    So, quick, what would you do? Would you go?
     
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  3. Dec 19, 2007 #2
    Absolutely. Company xmas partys with booze, bosses, and boyfriends are the best! :biggrin:
     
  4. Dec 19, 2007 #3
    By all means, go, life is now, it's over before you know it.
     
  5. Dec 19, 2007 #4

    Evo

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    Our christmas party is at a Chuck E Cheese type place, screaming kids, bad food, long drive, no booze, it's lunch.
     
  6. Dec 19, 2007 #5

    Astronuc

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    If the party is like:
    Then Go!!!!

    Else If the party is like:
    Then Don't Go!!!!

    End if

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    Our will be in NYC at a nice restaurant with wine and cocktails. :biggrin:

    I voted yes, but then I don't have an ex-boyfriend.
     
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  7. Dec 19, 2007 #6
    Screw the stupid exboyfriends.

    I'm out of the door.

    Thanks guys!
     
  8. Dec 19, 2007 #7

    Evo

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    Yay!!!
     
  9. Dec 19, 2007 #8

    JasonRox

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    Gggggggggggooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  10. Dec 19, 2007 #9

    Danger

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    Depending upon the circumstances, company parties are not necessarily as voluntary as they appear. In a lot of cases, they're a political function. Not showing up can be considered an insult to the senior staff, an indication of job dissatisfaction, a slight to your co-workers, or unwillingness to be a 'team player'.
    It's best to go even if you don't want to, and be relatively well-behaved.
     
  11. Dec 19, 2007 #10
    Personally I'd have taken either the alcoholic party or the Chuck E Cheese type event. I had neither. My physics department's party was basically just a whole array of food in the office, scheduled at a highly inconvenient time for the first year grad students, since we have class through the whole thing. I went to the party for five minutes, stuffed my face in front of all the professors, and then brought a cup of egg nog and a cup of apple cider into my E & B (...I mean, E & M) class. The egg nog almost mitigated the torture of Jackson-brand E & B.
     
  12. Dec 19, 2007 #11

    mheslep

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    Great example of how science works! Watch out for those segfaults though.
     
  13. Dec 19, 2007 #12

    wolram

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    I insult mine every other day, they would hate me turning at the staff party, even though i get an invite every year.
     
  14. Dec 20, 2007 #13

    Astronuc

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    My company is family-oriented, and in fact it's like working for family. My office is small and located on the opposite side of the country from the main office, so we have a little get together ourselves. The guys in my office/group are close friends whom I've known for about 15 years.
     
  15. Dec 20, 2007 #14

    G01

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    GO!! Who cares about your old boyfriend. Spend time with your friends and have fun! Don't let him ruin the day for you.
     
  16. Dec 20, 2007 #15

    Evo

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    I love the cheerful holiday avatar G01!!! :biggrin:
     
  17. Dec 20, 2007 #16

    G01

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    Thanks Evo! I felt I needed to get into the spirit somehow!
     
  18. Dec 20, 2007 #17

    Evo

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    At least they had food.

    Oh well, I guess I will have to go to Chuck E Cheese with my co-workers that don't know if Germany is a country, think dinosaurs are a Darwinist plot and don't know how to conjecture a sentence because of the dangling propositions. They don't drink alcohol because fire water is the work of the devil. Probably wouldn't be a good idea to get these people drunk anyway. :frown:
     
  19. Dec 20, 2007 #18
    LOL! Oh my, you are well surrounded. :rofl: Yeah, don't let them drink. Their propositions could dangle out of their conjectures and they would get in trouble...
     
  20. Dec 20, 2007 #19

    BobG

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    Oh, for crying out loud. The party was yesterday. You'd do better to give her advice on how to deal with her hangover.
     
  21. Dec 20, 2007 #20
    Yes. let us all hear how the party was!
     
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