So many coworkers hate going to the Christmas Party that we recieved a memo stating
that failure to attend would be punishable by loss of a weeks pay. In my particular case three managers gave me a personal message. I have a long drive and placing the holiday so close to drive time is rude.
On a related note my boss is a great guy and a genius. I have an elaborate system on my desk of piles. Somehow he figured out my system and I am at a loss. My inbound cases were taken to train new contractors. He pointed that pile is fresh cases and that requires a legal opinion and that area on the right is ready to go. Clear everything on the right yesterday as the security people are short of work.
I am amazed at how many of my coworkers dread the holiday party . If it were up to the guys there would be no party. I was surprised that my area has become hot real estate and plenty of people seek to move there. Our area is known as a comedy area
because we have about four guys in six cubes joking about local topics. The latest
joke was my running to hear what I thought was the sound of a Moose. Sadly it was not a Moose but poorly maintained equipment next door. Mr Moose visited and left a reminder of his visit in the parking lot.
I was surprised that the two vacant cubes were claimed before they were vacated. There were at least ten claims as people like to be in a fink free zone. In fact this was not always the case but a cute young clerical was upset when a more senior
caseworker bumped her out. In our area there is zero snobery between caseworkers and clericals. The caseworker was a great addition but she left to be closer to home. Amazingly another senior caseworker claimed the spot but she is leaving for Boston.
Nice lady but she was kind of vanilla but enjoyed the comedy. I can not be bumped out due to seniority as caseworkers are never moved. I was surprised at how popular the area was with female staffers. It seems that only a few vocal angry people get upset about guys talking about sport,local life and very mild jokes about our cases.
Miss PC applied but I informed the others that I would move out if she moved in. Her seniority prevented that from being an issue. No doubt my request to leave would be met with another of her endless stream of grievences. Interestingly, of the 100 plus
all 100 were against male coworkers. Now since only about 60% of the coworkers are male there is an obvious pattern. Sadly HR puts the blame on guys talking about sports or sexist terms like use your cocanut. Maybe, the problem is that Miss PC doesn't understand the way men interact and should go through some sensitivity training herself.
The conclusion is that a surprising number of women enjoy and find the light attmosphere refreshing. Guys being themselves, clean humor and a fink free zone are popular. All of us enjoy coming to work and morale is not low in our area.