Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Staff Retreat



Today’s thing at work used to be called Staff-Inservice. It’s always been this awful day of programs and lectures that are meant to reward us. Most everyone hates it. They make you stay through the whole thing by giving out door prizes that you must be present to win. I have never won one. It always seems like the same people win the door prizes each year. This year as a way to make it sound more palpable they renamed it Staff Retreat. By definition a retreat is either “an act of moving back or withdrawing” or “a quiet or secluded place in which one can rest and relax.” This is neither. It’s just a day of boring crap. It’s going to be a long day.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Joe, think about what you are going to do in your new apartment, including the dining table that (finally) you are going to get. Remember that I urged you to get one when you moved into your present place? Roderick

Joe said...

Roderick, I really didn't have a place for it in my current place, that's why I never got one, but int his apartment, I will have a dining room, so I am definitely getting a dining room table.

bignate said...

Ugh, I hate those staff "rewards." If you want to show your appreciation, buy us a nice lunch.

Anonymous said...

With all due respect, I really do love this blog; but sometimes you come off as a royal PITA. Complain, complain, complain. How about recognizing the fact that your employer is paying you for doing nothing but showing up? See, that wasn't so bad after all, was it?