Official ‘party poopers’.
Posted by Big John on December 20, 2006
This is the time of year when it is the custom to make a complete prat of yourself at the office party; and let me tell you that I used to excel at this in my younger days.
You name it and I’ve done it, including the ‘classic’ of telling the boss just what you think of him when caught in his office drinking his booze and ‘entertaining’ his secretary.
Below is a photograph taken at an office Christmas party in 1957 …
… I’m the one in the middle. … Just take a look at the little guy on the left. … Boy! Is he having a good time ? … I think that the girl on my right wearing the white top is trying to decide if I’m worth grabbing if ever I let go of the blond on my left.
Now all that innocent fun may become a thing of the past because ‘The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service’ has issued an advice pamphlet, which among other things, has warned bosses they could end up being sued if they or their employees behave in a ‘politically incorrect’ manner, that they have a “duty of care” to inebriated staff, and that they could end up on the wrong side of the law if they don’t make sure that those employees get home safely, or if their employees get hurt while stumbling out of the party drunk.
What a load of old bollocks !
The only danger I ever faced after the office Christmas party was the danger of …
… not having a job to return to after the holidays.