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Why we love to stay in the office

24th September 2015


Our offices might not the most exciting place, but we have a lot more fun sitting at our computers, updating Twitter and even doing spreadsheets, than we do at some of the “glamorous” and “exciting” events we are expected to attend. We like to drink decent plonk as much as the next person, but surely it is meant to add to the excitement, rather than be needed to deaden the pain?

Only the other day we were sitting down at a smart do at that luxury mall we all know . “What fun!” you might say. “What a load of bull!” we reply, and we don’t mean our clients! We were surrounded by the most boring people that you can imagine. Their whole lives revolve around the latest Birkin -which is not even the Birkin anymore. And posh kitty parties –an oxymoron if there was ever one- don’t get me started! So we knocked back the medicine, and considered other events where we have felt our lives slipping away. Here are the bottom five:

  1. Trade fairs. Need we say more? Are you looking forward to Auo Expo? How did you manage it, were drugs involved perchance?
  2. Awards dos. Sometimes there is a comedian to entertain you, but often there isn‘t. Then you have to spend two hours clapping. That’s why we still smoke-yes we know it kills but it gives us a chance to escape outside.
  3. Luxury dos. See above.
  4. Kabaddi/golf events. If it’s your cup of tea, do it in your own time, don’t waste ours.
  5. Team-building outings. Aarrghh! Probably the worst of the lot. The days we’ve lost doing “fun” things such as shooting each other with paintballs or even worse dressing up!It has never made a tiny bit of difference to how people work with each other in our experience. The minute they are back in the office, it’s same old, same old thing!

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