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    When baboon used the phrase class war craner gave him a very condescending dressing down but I buy that interpretation. I read David Harvey's neoliberalism book a few years back and it made perfect sense to me. (cue someone saying things that make perfect sense are always intrinsically suspect)

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    Quote Originally Posted by baboon2004 View Post
    Our austerity Xmas party lasted one and a half hours, after which people went back to work. I mean, what the actual fuck?
    Haha, that's well shit.

    I think you'd have been totally entitled to spend the rest of the afternoon doing nothing but emailing everyone messages saying "MERRY FUCKING CHRISTMAS!!!!!!".
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    Quote Originally Posted by luka View Post
    When baboon used the phrase class war craner gave him a very condescending dressing down but I buy that interpretation. I read David Harvey's neoliberalism book a few years back and it made perfect sense to me. (cue someone saying things that make perfect sense are always intrinsically suspect)
    god,i don't even remember that, and i take everything personally...getting old is killing my memory.

    @tea -- i left work (for the day) in disgust after about another half an hour. there're some things that cross the line.

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    I went to a neighbour's party the other week and got really blasted and it's all a blur because all I can remember is marauding around while other people tried to avoid me. Anyway I've see pretty much everyone who was there since, and they were all pretty friendly so I guess I've gotten away with it. Work party on Thursday.

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    Ours were uneventful this year apart from some high quality bitching about senior management which was very cathartic.

    Also some good general gossip when people who seem to like everyone slightly let their guard down and reveal that they share many of your hates...

    The main bash was also our big boss' leaving do and only about half the people who work here attended.

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    Where did you go? Café OTO?

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    Whilst I am sure it is unnecessary, I am nonetheless advised to remind staff that the usual standards of behavior are required when attending a work event, ie the Christmas lunch, and a responsible attitude towards alcohol is expected and to be mindful of being legal to drive the following day.

    Can't wait.

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    Quote Originally Posted by craner View Post
    Where did you go? Café OTO?
    I did blag my way into the xmas bash for The Wire once, which is at Café OTO. It was quite good. There was even a quiz! And dancing. (neither of which I participated in, just to be clear).

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    A dizzying array of xmas parties this year:

    1. Union social with darts and beer + sandwiches - funded by MOSCOW GOLD
    2. A bash with a supplier in some Gordon Ramsey place
    3. Official bash which is strictly limited to 2 hours, one of which is during the working day.
    4. Dept lunch which will be an all afternoon session.
    5. Unofficial bash including a bunch of people who have been laid off this year.

    More on these if I survive them. If not, it's been good knowing you all.

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