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Secret Santa

Post by vRSG60 » Wed Dec 02, 2015 9:13 am

Yes it's that time of year. Only problem is the memo I've just received at work states that this year it will be mandatory and the amount we are to spend will be £25. This will be reimbursed in our wage, minus the tax!
Now I'm struggling to think of items to buy members of my family let alone people I don't like and my reply to the email has been that I have no intention of participating.

yes I'm a miserable twat!
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Re: Secret Santa

Post by AndyB » Wed Dec 02, 2015 9:18 am

My wife always buys a secret santa gift and I never have understood the reasoning behind it :unsure:

I'm such a miserable bastard that I refuse to go to our company xmas dinner where they pay for the hotel, meal and all booze for the two of us because there are people I work with that I have to be paid to be in the same place as them (thumbs)

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Re: Secret Santa

Post by HarveyCamm » Wed Dec 02, 2015 9:19 am

If you get the money back in your wages I'd be off down Ann Summers with the cash in hand :whistle: That'd brighten up the day of Barry in Accounts hahaha

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Re: Secret Santa

Post by vRSG60 » Wed Dec 02, 2015 9:20 am

AndyB wrote:My wife always buys a secret santa gift and I never have understood the reasoning behind it :unsure:

I'm such a miserable bastard that I refuse to go to our company xmas dinner where they pay for the hotel, meal and all booze for the two of us because there are people I work with that I have to be paid to be in the same place as them (thumbs)
Funnily enough I'm not going to works Christmas do for exactly the same reason (thumbs)
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Re: Secret Santa

Post by MarkN » Wed Dec 02, 2015 9:37 am

There are many advantages to being self employed!

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Re: Secret Santa

Post by outrunner » Wed Dec 02, 2015 9:40 am

MarkN wrote:There are many advantages to being self employed!
Or retired. :)


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Re: Secret Santa

Post by Mawnanian » Wed Dec 02, 2015 9:56 am

Surely nobody buys secret Santa gifts, I thought it was how you got rid the unwanted tat you've had lying around.

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Re: Secret Santa

Post by Nigel » Wed Dec 02, 2015 9:57 am

HarveyCamm wrote:If you get the money back in your wages I'd be off down Ann Summers with the cash in hand :whistle: That'd brighten up the day of Barry in Accounts hahaha

Harv
Now that`s a good idea (thumbs) if it was compulsory that`s what I would do (thumbs)
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Re: Secret Santa

Post by Brenhden » Wed Dec 02, 2015 10:12 am

One year I got a secret Santa gift for a admin lady from Anne Summers (chocolate massage oil). At the Xmas party my buddy pulled her and got to use it on her!

You do sound a bit miserable. I wish my business would invite our other half's along. I have five work xmas dos this year and none of them include partners, they all include hangovers though.

Secret Santa is a bit of fun, giving away old tat from last year is pretty normal. But its more fun to go buy something completely weird and amusing. Especially if you get reimbursed (minus tax). So I guess you will be about eight quid out of pocket but you will get something in return. It might be a great gift, or some old tat. Life is like a box of chocolates ;)
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Re: Secret Santa

Post by Simon_100 » Wed Dec 02, 2015 11:54 am

outrunner wrote:
MarkN wrote:There are many advantages to being self employed!
Or retired. :)


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