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what did you get from work christmas parties?

post #1 of 28
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I just got back from a work christmas party. And my boss's are from Italy and go there 4 months out of the year.

And they got me A BEAUTIFUL SCARF from italy! It's soooo awesome! I cant wait to wear it tonight! I LOVE IT!
post #2 of 28
well, at my school we have a $10 gift card exchange, so that's not too exciting... but i had a fantastic secret santa at school this year. every day i got a small, stuffed kitten: an orange tabby, a gray tabby, a black & white tuxedo & a tiger. then i got 3 packages of tea samplers [i'm a tea lover] & a package of cadbury truffles, a package of ghiradelli caramel-filled squares, & a package of lindt truffles. then i also got a large, micro-bead stuffed 'mashi' pillow that looks like an orange tabby cat - you can see some non-cat versions here. took the kitty pillow w/me to the hospital & used it instead of the hospital pillows!
post #3 of 28
As i dont work i will tell you what my dad got
A big box of different types of chocolate!
post #4 of 28
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I wish I had secret santa stuff. I havent done that scince high school. I miss it, badly.

Secret Santa gifts were so much fun!!
post #5 of 28
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and laureen...why were you in the hospital??

BTW...those pillows are soo cute! I bet the kitty one is just adorable!
post #6 of 28
Um....we got nothing! ......
post #7 of 28
My company invited us all out for dinner and payed for everything I had a lovely steak & shrimp dinner and a rolo cheesecake for dessert!
post #8 of 28
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Originally Posted by lilleah878
and laureen...why were you in the hospital??

BTW...those pillows are soo cute! I bet the kitty one is just adorable!
i had gastric bypass surgery. & the kitty pillow is just adorable - far & away my fave secret santa gift [altho the chocolate was scrumptious! ]
post #9 of 28
MY company doesn't have a Christmas party.

I got 2 candy canes from my immediate supervisor and an $11 bonus, for the 3 1/2 hrs of OT that I've worked since Thanksgiving. WHOOPEEEEEEE!
post #10 of 28
I got a $200 bonus, a $10 Starbuck's gift cert, a dog treat tin with candy and a candle in it, and some socks.
post #11 of 28
An extra weeks wages
post #12 of 28
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Originally Posted by rosiemac
An extra weeks wages
Now I think THATS the best Christmas present ever!

I hope that you're enjoying that Susan!!
post #13 of 28
I've never touched it yet But i'll be hitting the sales on tuesday
post #14 of 28
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Originally Posted by rosiemac
I've never touched it yet But i'll be hitting the sales on tuesday
OOHHH...I hope that you can get some great sales! I'll be working, so I won't be able to get the great ones I really wanna hit up on Monday!!
post #15 of 28
We were treated to dinner, and got glass candy dishes with a Christmas motif. I also got a bonus from my old boss (now retired). I got two different types of tea, and some chocolates from my Secret Santa. The joke is that my SS was one of the Spanish teachers, and the reason I drink tea at school, and not coffee, is that he makes the coffee far too strong!
post #16 of 28
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Originally Posted by jcat
We were treated to dinner, and got glass candy dishes with a Christmas motif. I also got a bonus from my old boss (now retired). I got two different types of tea, and some chocolates from my Secret Santa. The joke is that my SS was one of the Spanish teachers, and the reason I drink tea at school, and not coffee, is that he makes the coffee far too strong!
post #17 of 28
He's very sweet, so I really don't want to complain about his coffee, because he makes an effort to come in early and have it made before the other teachers arrive. It's simply too acidic for my stomach. Think espresso three times over.
post #18 of 28
We got a $20 Albertson's gift card right before Thanksgiving.

We don't have a Christmas Party, but the company party is next month, one Jan 7th. It costs us $10 per person (we can only bring 1 guest) and they have drawings for cool stuff. I wanted to go last year and had already paid for my ticket when I have to go on an emergency leave of absence due to a stroke I had on Dec 17th, 2004. I wasn't able to go back to work until Feb and employees on LOA are not allowed to attend. But I did get my money back.
post #19 of 28
Dh got a check, and at the company party, he is usually pretty lucky at the raffles they hold...this year, he won two different $50 gift certificates to local restaurants! We can go out to eat once a month now in January and February and not have it be out of our budget..yay!
post #20 of 28
We didn't have a Christmas party, but my company sent me a pocket calendar.
post #21 of 28
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Originally Posted by dawnofsierra
We didn't have a Christmas party, but my company sent me a pocket calendar.
Hmmm...when I was still working as an rn, the hospital got a bit better with time, but it used to be they'd host a pizza party or ice cream social down in the cafeteria...since my unit didn't have the usual scheduled breaks, and if busy, forget about dinner, we usually all missed it. Hah!

They finally learned to just send pizzas to our unit so we could eat on the fly as we usually did.
post #22 of 28
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I have been wondering what a "dh" is....

Im confused.
post #23 of 28
I didnt get anything
post #24 of 28
I really love my company - based on profit and sales goals they give us a profit sharing each year. Can range from 1.5 weeks to 3 weeks pay, depending on if we met or exceeded both goals. I am happy to say the company did very well this year... every full time employee got 3 weeks pay as a bonus.
post #25 of 28
I got a set of 6 mini bottles of O.P.I. Avojuice Skin Quenchers (OMG do they ever smell divine!), a pair of pink velour socks and a picture of a kitty from the owner/vice president. She *loves* pink, and knows I'm not a big fan of it so she's trying her darndest to get me over to "the dark side!* LOL, I tell ya though, those socks are sooo warm and cosy! From my SS I got a bag of Laura Secord chocolates, and a little teddy bear that was holding a tube of Mary Kay Satin Hands hand cream. I certainly won't have to worry about dry skin this winter!

Not only did we have gifts, but we also had a Christmas dinner~turkey and all the trimmings! Our warehouse manager brought the idea up of all of us in the building getting together for dinner the last work day before the holiday. It was delicious, and such a fun time since we exchanged our SS gifts after we ate.

All this on top of the huge Christmas party the owners put on every year.
post #26 of 28
I got 2 lovely scarves from my job, one made specially for me in a lovely shade of purple.
My s/o's boss went all out as usual. He took us all out to eat at a nice bistro at the beach, the back to his house for dessert and gifts. We got a Black and Decker home tool kit, a Sony radio and cd player from them. His coworkers gave us liquor, Bombay Sapphire Gin, I got a nice silk evening purse, and he got a collectible Zippo lighter. Oh, yeah, he got a $200 bonus check.
post #27 of 28
i got a snowman bell( office joke that someone rings a bell at lunch time) antibacterial handsoap from Bath and botdy works(smells soooooo GOOD) rose soap, citrus lotion, candle holder, and the company had a drawing and i got these ugly hanging wreath things... el cheapo company!!
post #28 of 28
We had two lovely staff christmas parties. Although I only attended one.
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