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The uncomfortable office Christmas present....

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by farmerjerome, Nov 13, 2006.

  1. farmerjerome

    farmerjerome Active Member

    So, I've been at my new job for about eight months now.

    It's full-time retail, so I'm wondering if I should buy my boss an coworkers anything. We're having a Christmas party with a Chinese Auction.

    I'm thinking of just getting them some chocolates.

    Any one in the same boat (except for the whole retail thing of course)?
  2. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Isn't a Chinese auction the Deal or No Deal of Christmases? It's fun, don't worry about it!
  3. Cadet

    Cadet Guest

    Ask a co-worker who was there last year what the tradition/policy is. I got burned one year when I didn't ask.
  4. The Basement

    The Basement Member

    i thought it was when you bid on something, you had to run out one exit and then re-enter the other before bidding again?
  5. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Very well done. :D
  6. Flash

    Flash Guest

    What is Chinese auction? Everybody gets home-baked cookies and a tree decoration from me.
  7. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    A donation has been made in your name to the Human Fund.
    The Human Fund: Money for people.
  8. Claws for Concern

    Claws for Concern Active Member

    Axl Rose's long-awaited Chinese Democracy release for everyone!
  9. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

  10. Crimson Tide

    Crimson Tide Member

    Last year, the former desk editor gave me a Spongebob Squarepants watch he got at Burger King as a way to persuade me to give up reporting and work on the desk (they lost a few people in a short amount of time).

    I declined. He quit without anything lined up and wound up bartending.
  11. office xmas gifts are never easy....not sure how large your team is, but i usually just buy enough choclate for everyone and put it in a communal place where they can all pick at it....

    the gift says i'm too lazy too think of anything special, but everyone loves chocolate right? plus i'll usually take my team out to get drunk after work (which i seem to do every few weeks anyway).....
  12. farmerjerome

    farmerjerome Active Member

    Chinese auctions are when everyone brings a present, then pulls a number out of a hat.

    You can either keep your present, for steal someone elses with an earlier number.
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