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employee holiday paries, who should go?

Is it fair that employers invite THEIR WHOLE family to a employee christmas party? Isn't it just for employees plus a guest of their choice. A chance for the employer to say, "merry christmas thanks for a great year, couldn't have done it without you".

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Asked by wheresthewayout at 11:37 AM on Dec. 12, 2008 in Money & Work

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  • Personally, I only take the DH. Thats a night for us to get away & enjoy a night out. Theres a few ladies who bring their hubby, their kids, their neighbor's kids....ok - well not literally - but yes I think it should be the employee & spouse only.

    Answer by bduckett0723 at 11:46 AM on Dec. 12, 2008

  • Yep that's a night out for me and hubby too..WE NEVER go out, last time we went out it was August! I have always been to a xmas party where it's a night for couples. Not this year, it's all about the 2 bosses and their families. I see it as a party for their families, throw in a couple employees and make it a TAX WRITEOFF!'s that and the clickyness that will take place.

    Answer by wheresthewayout at 12:14 PM on Dec. 12, 2008

  • It depends. My bosses threw 2 parties a year. The Christmas party, which was employee plus SO or date, no kids; and a summer pool party in which families were invited.

    Answer by mancosmomma at 1:37 PM on Dec. 12, 2008

  • Our Christmas party was just for employee and one guest. It wasn't said, but it was understood no kids were invited. My husband's is the same way.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:45 PM on Dec. 12, 2008

  • My hubbies work is at the presidents house and it's only the spouses. I like that kids don't come. it's nice having a date night with hubby.

    Answer by rocamom at 2:04 PM on Dec. 12, 2008

  • We do two office parties. On Christmas it is the employee and a friend/spouse because it gets raunchy and there is drinking. I don't go because I would rather spend time with my kids...and I would only go if they LET the kids go. In the summer we have a company picnic where the whole family comes and its usually somewhere like an amusement park or zoo where there are activities for everybody.

    Answer by kabbot01 at 8:40 PM on Dec. 12, 2008

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