(Or the case of Sour Grapes-face. ME!)
Rhetorical questions to companies:
- Why can’t you say what you have to say during normal working hours?
- Why do you have to do team-building with people who do not work with you in the same branch/department?
- Why take a staff member out of his office for days, AND then have to cope with absenteeism afterwards because of THE FLU? (Or THE HANGOVER)
- Why do you spend exorbitant amounts on travel and lodging and gifts and entertainment? It does not make sense in this day of cut-backs and poor economies, or is somebody not giving us the whole picture?
- Why do you take parents away from their families?
- Why do you have harem night parties with lots of booze when the spouses are not around? (We always get to hear the stories afterwards…)
Who also feels a bit annoyed with all these “conferences” the partner has to attend?
(Please tell me it is not only me that hates it when Hubby has to go away!)
Oh I agree fully with you on this one. And my hubby does too.ReplyDelete
You have my vote on this one too!ReplyDelete
Sometimes its me that has to go away but I sort of justify it because none of us work in the same country let alone office. Its conservation so believe me no great parties or expensive lodging. I agree about the team building though. I hate it when hubby goes away for a week with people he sees all day anyway. He works long hours so the weekends are the only real time my son has with him and I hate it when thats taken away.ReplyDelete
We don't complain if we can go with or are in on the great dinners!! ;-)ReplyDelete
No to office team building on weekends!!
No, Ronel, I don't complain when I am invited with... Hypocrite! ;-)ReplyDelete
But I agree with Kathleen. It is because our times are so special together, and we have only limited time with the toddler, that I really hate the idea of the Hubby going away without us!
I get a bit niggly with this too.ReplyDelete
My partner usually goes for one night, but I know after the conference there is partying and relaxing. Sometimes the team building seems to be a good laugh too.
I always ask, can he put an email thru for the partners to have an overnight conference leaving the men home with the kids.
The worst one was a 3 day trip to Ireland when our son was only 3 months old.