People who need a swift kick; Exhibit A

We were scheduled to have our office holiday party on Friday. On Thursday afternoon, because of reports of impending snow, the party was called off, with an apology and a promise of something being scheduled after the holidays (so that we don't miss out an a free meal and a few hours of administrative leave.) The snow was not as bad as feared, and the office opened on time on Friday. One of my office mates was complaining on Friday to one of the party planners about the party being canceled. She fussed that it was unfair and rude that the company expected us to drive into work, but thought it was too dangerous to have the party. The party planner explained that the decision to have or not have the party had to be made before the snow fell, since calling it off on Friday morning (or having only 50 people show up when we had committed to 350) would result in a decent loss of money. It seems like a reasonable explanation to me, and I don't mind getting an afternoon off in January instead of December. Officemate didn't seem overly appeased, but seemed willing to drop it. Today is Tuesday. She is still bitching about the weather having made the party a no-go, but not closing the office.


Anonymous nic said...

I did not go to work on Friday. Not because it snowed, but because I didn't want to listen to people whine because we didn't close.

12/13/2005 4:24 PM  

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