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The dreaded CVX Holiday Party

Does this sound familiar ?
In a poll of 1000 workers, employee benefits consultancy Perkbox found that just over a quarter (27%) of respondents aren’t keen on the idea of work Christmas parties, because they don’t believe employees should be ‘forced’ into fun at the whims of their bosses.
A third said they don’t enjoy socialising with colleagues at festive bashes whatsoever and 30% said they find Christmas parties too intimidatingly cliquey.
From a recent retiree— here is some quick advice BEFORE attending a Holiday Party:

  1. "it's a holiday party"....if you say Merry Christmas— someone will call you out
  2. Forget about the "party" reference, this is a work gig—watch your alcohol intake & what you say
  3. a disturbing new trend....CVX employees who would rather stay in office and work instead of socializing at department holiday party
  4. it is easier talking to a CVX retiree at the party then your senior management (which, unfortunately, tends to huddle together and talk amongst themselves instead of mingling with the staff

any other advice ?

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Post ID: @OP+12q5ckLZ

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You don't sound very retired. Go relax and stop offering useless advice.

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Post ID: @4glj+12q5ckLZ

cemrec parties are lame ^ Mary sure knows how to k–l the spirit ^

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Post ID: @3uce+12q5ckLZ

Lafayette, Louisiana parties were legendary, real parties that could end up going on for a couple of days. The Covington parties were legit for a couple of years, but were mostly a tight a– group of ladder climbers trying to impress God knows who.

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Post ID: @2wki+12q5ckLZ

I'm a high PSG for my age and have never attended in 15 years. I like my co-workers however the notion of a CVX party just feels like I'm on the clock. Probably not a bad time for those who attend. Probably not a great time either. ;)

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Post ID: @2kqt+12q5ckLZ

Merry Christmas chevroids. Layoffs are a coming to the peasants while senior management will pad their wallets with fat bonuses and stuff their fat faces with expensive wine and 5 course meals

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Post ID: @2aoc+12q5ckLZ

Stilted affairs to be sure - hanging out in a sea of strangers. What fun!

Bring back department or unit-level parties.

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Post ID: @2skl+12q5ckLZ

Party like there is no tomorrow, man. Because some you Chevroids won't be here, man. Do you dig it, man.

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Post ID: @1aqs+12q5ckLZ

Some of the Chevron holiday functions I have attended in various locations have been spectacular. Well done parties with large budgets can be amazing. People still talk about some of those parties, man.

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