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An Invitation to the Dreaded Annual Workplace Vacation Celebration


Completely satisfied December, Rockstars!!

Wow, all people. Insane to assume that we’ve already made yet one more journey across the Zodiac! I’m positive you’re all exhausted—there are mega EOY vibes within the C-suite, imagine me!


And once you work in Tech, EOY means one factor: It’s time to par-tay


You’re in all probability pondering, “A get together? In this financial system?” I get it. We’ve needed to tighten our belts round right here these days to arrange for a potential r***ssion, and it’s been powerful on everybody in our massive household of scrappy, can-do downside solvers. (Shout out to the Dev Staff for donating all of the extra time!) 

Regardless of all of it, it’s time for an EPIC end-of-the-year, MULTI-location BLOWOUT. 

We could not have a Individuals & Tradition workforce anymore, and there might not be a “funds” for this sort of factor—however I received you. Name me the Can-Do-in-Chief, as a result of yours really deliberate and funded a complete night of nonstop enjoyable. It’s gonna be an evening to recollect. It’s additionally required.

The par-tay kicks off subsequent Friday instantly after work. As soon as the clock hits 7 (or 8ish for the Devs), it’s time to rage: Log out, silence your notifications, and commerce in your keyboard for a Solo cup. (Please present your personal Solo cup.)

First cease: the ready space in entrance of Reception close to the south elevator financial institution, aka The North Pole!! Don’t be late, as a result of we’re getting a go to from a sure dude in a purple swimsuit.

Yep, to get us within the spirit, Santa himself can be sending one among his particular native helpers, Ron. Jolly ol’ Ron can be in da home for a full 20 minutes, and he’s contractually obligated to present a giant “HO HO HO” if anybody drops 50 cents or extra in his donation bucket. Be certain to have these quarters useful… when you’re on the great record. 😉

After Ron leaves, we’ll have one other particular customer: the Ghost of Firm Future (moi), who will lead a fast year-end huddle. This can be a zero-bad-news chat—in any case, it’s the season of giving, not taking! Actually (spoiler alert), some of us are going to be given additional duties of their stockings this 12 months!

After which, it’ll be time to feast—or ought to I say fiesta?! We’ll transfer as one to Chipotle (solely a 15- to 16-minute stroll), the place everybody will get their VERY OWN entrée and loads of water. Begin planning your order now, maintaining in thoughts that for r***ssion causes, steak, chips and guac won’t be on the menu.

As soon as we’ve reached the authorized cutoff for loitering, we’ll go round a number of bottles of Baileys Irish Cream (don’t neglect your Solo cup!) earlier than the true magic begins on the subsequent vacation spot: a comfortable winter bonfire, full with leisure! 

Each final one among us is hopping on good ol’ public transport and reconvening within the airport industrial park, the place the courageous boys/volunteers from Ladder No. 42 have agreed to host an ~unique~ demonstration of how shortly outdated Christmas timber can burn. 

After which, prepare for a really particular, personal vacation live performance courtesy of The Lotus Constitution Academy Teen Ladies’ Bell Choir, starring Ruby, my neighbor’s daughter, who is outwardly a literal prodigy. The group has permission to remain up additional late and carry out their complete 90-minute repertoire only for our cheery little crew. How’s THAT for some tradition? R***ssion be damned!!

Know this, champions: I’m so, so happy with you all and grateful to your exhausting work. Every of you deserves to be celebrated day by day, and I recognize you all understanding that occasions are tight this 12 months. After a night like this, I do know we gained’t need to half methods. However, reality is, it’s our non-work associates and households which can be most essential. You’ve all sacrificed a lot this 12 months, and also you deserve a while with them. I’ll should bounce to the close by terminal and catch a flight to my spouse’s household’s resort on Mykonos, so that you’ll every be chargeable for making your personal method house.

Thanks for every thing this 12 months, and ευτυχισμένο το νέο έτος!! (“Completely satisfied New Yr” in Greek.)

– Boss Man



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