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Work Planning Christmas Dinner/Drinks..

  • 22-11-2020 7:52pm
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    Closed Accounts Posts: 58 ✭✭✭ AlohaLights


    Just wondering does anyone else think this is insane? I've already declined btw as have underlying resp issues but said i'd find what people think:

    Company I work with based in the Health industry is planning on holding a dinner for the team, 8-10 people based in 4/5 different counties in Ireland.

    They are familiar with an owner of a restaurant who've agreed to take them in for a night... I could not believe it when I heard it.

    Has anyone else workplace talked about anything like this??


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  • Registered Users Posts: 848 ✭✭✭ tickingclock


    Absolutely nuts. Are they off the wall. Madness in my opinion. Unfortunately people will go and there will be other events like it


  • Registered Users Posts: 20,388 ✭✭✭✭ Stark


    No, but then I don't work for somewhere that's anonymous and make believe either


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 58 ✭✭✭ AlohaLights


    Stark wrote: »
    No, but then I don't work for somewhere that's anonymous and make believe either

    It's a real place, would have no interest in making up a lie for the sake of it for a randomer online


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,218 ✭✭✭ Fr_Dougal


    Failing to plan is planning to fail.


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,288 ✭✭✭✭ Spanish Eyes


    Report them to Herr Holohan.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,411 ✭✭✭ bb1234567


    Perhaps they are taking it that restrictions will be lessened to a point that that an activity like that indoors will be allowed?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,487 ✭✭✭ johnire


    Wow.... that's incredible. Our lunches/ nights out have all been cancelled and the money that would have been spent is being given to charity. I think whatever company you're working for is absolutely insane to do this because if this- and believe me it will- gets out into the public domain it'll be a PR disaster for them.
    bb1234567 wrote: »
    Perhaps they are taking it that restrictions will be lessened to a point that that an activity like that indoors will be allowed?


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,343 ✭✭✭ jacdaniel2014


    You should go and take a video to post online in an attempt to shame them.

    That’s what the curtain twitchers do in 2020


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 788 Nobotty


    I'd have no issues with this as long as every one is covid tested and everyone isolates for 2 weeks after it
    When are we going ? I can't wait
    I presume the company is paying for the tests
    If not,its a No


  • Registered Users Posts: 16,044 ✭✭✭✭ bucketybuck


    You can work together, but you can't eat together...


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,751 ✭✭✭ mirrorwall14


    When? Are they assuming that restaurants will be open


  • Registered Users Posts: 893 ✭✭✭ never_mind


    Jesus.. this is all a bit over dramatic.

    They work together and are close contacts anyway!!


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,487 ✭✭✭ johnire


    Yes but in the workplace they're presumably wearing face coverings and socially distancing.... I doubt that's very much going to happen during this proposed night out... what do you think??
    never_mind wrote: »
    Jesus.. this is all a bit over dramatic.

    They work together and are close contacts anyway!!


  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    I know people from work that will be going to a hotel, staying the night, having dinner and drinks for their Xmas party. They work together all the time. Less then 15 people I think.
    Do people think there's something wrong with this?


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,288 ✭✭✭✭ Spanish Eyes


    The forced jollity of work Christmas parties would wreck your head.

    I'd have to isolate myself TBH. Can't smell anything at all. ha ha.


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,288 ✭✭✭✭ Spanish Eyes


    bubblypop wrote: »
    I know people from work that will be going to a hotel, staying the night, having dinner and drinks for their Xmas party. They work together all the time. Less then 15 people I think.
    Do people think there's something wrong with this?

    Are you serious?

    I work with people who are great, but I would not socialise with them at all. Work and home are separate entities. Especially now.


  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    Are you serious?

    I work with people who are great, but I would not socialise with them at all. Work and home are separate entities. Especially now.

    Not me, I don't do work xmas parties!!
    Can't seem the harm in 15 people who work together, going staying in an hotel and eating in the restaurant?


  • Registered Users Posts: 59 ✭✭✭ mrmoonlight


    but what about the covid😞😞


  • Registered Users Posts: 59 ✭✭✭ mrmoonlight


    but what about the covid😞😞
    holihan will be concerned !


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,487 ✭✭✭ johnire


    Yes but in the workplace they're presumably wearing face coverings and socially distancing.... I doubt that's very much going to happen during this proposed night out... what do you think??
    bubblypop wrote: »
    Not me, I don't do work xmas parties!!
    Can't seem the harm in 15 people who work together, going staying in an hotel and eating in the restaurant?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,683 ✭✭✭ ForestFire


    What's the problem, I feel like I'm missing something here....

    Was this not the big plan to start with, to go into level 5 lock down thereby ........

    Risk hundreds of thousands of jobs and businesses, plummeting people into more hardship and financial difficulties, While stressing everyone's mental health more and more.......


    All so these 10 people can have Christmas Dinner together..... Right?

    Let's save Christmas together! :-O


  • Registered Users Posts: 715 ✭✭✭ Stihl waters


    How easily power can turn normal people into dictators and bullies when they think other people will break the rules, you can see how throughout history there'll always be some cnut that'll squeal on where the secret door to the attic is


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,848 ✭✭✭✭ stephenjmcd


    Are you serious?

    I work with people who are great, but I would not socialise with them at all. Work and home are separate entities. Especially now.

    Kinda off topic here but I think most people socialise with those they work with.

    In my job those I work with we're all of a similar age and some live near each other, would have good relationships professionally and socially.

    Know of plenty of others who have a good social life with those they work with also.

    Fairly normal


  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    johnire wrote: »
    Yes but in the workplace they're presumably wearing face coverings and socially distancing.... I doubt that's very much going to happen during this proposed night out... what do you think??

    No actually, it's not possible for them to do that in work.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 979 ✭✭✭ Thierry12


    Why not?

    RTE staff had a work party in level 5

    If indoor dining is open from 1st Dec, don't see the big deal


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,068 ✭✭✭ Electric Sheep


    johnire wrote: »
    Wow.... that's incredible. Our lunches/ nights out have all been cancelled and the money that would have been spent is being given to charity.
    So you are told.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,487 ✭✭✭ johnire


    Why?
    bubblypop wrote: »
    No actually, it's not possible for them to do that in work.


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,435 ✭✭✭✭ Panthro


    Our work party will be via zoom.

    Think my broadband might be down that day!


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,487 ✭✭✭ johnire


    What do you mean?
    So you are told.


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  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    johnire wrote: »
    Why?

    Because it's not.
    Not all workplaces or jobs allow people to keep 2 metres apart.


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