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In thinking that corporate entertainment should take place mid week?

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Pennies Wed 15-Aug-07 14:21:59

DH is now going to be away on some corporate jolly from Thurs night - Sun morning. ggggrrrrr.

CountessDracula Wed 15-Aug-07 14:22:52

oh yes
this is very annoying

I always turn down weekend hospitality

Meeely2 Wed 15-Aug-07 14:25:39

why would it be in the week? they work in the week do they not?

CountessDracula Wed 15-Aug-07 14:30:40

But it is work!!

I get invited to all sorts of appalling things (last week for eg to some golf thing the english open is it somewhere near Birmingham ffs!!) but they are normally in the week thank god so if I do have to go is on their time

Twinkie1 Wed 15-Aug-07 14:31:32

We go away on a corporate jolly every september for 3 days - Friday - Sunday!

DH went on his own when I was v pregnant with DS as I couldn't fly and to be honest I wasn't too bothered - it was only once that year.
I only book things at work for our clients during the week.

Pennies Wed 15-Aug-07 14:35:00

Well it is work and it isn't, really. This is a golf jolly and is by no means compulsory - a firm DH's company uses is taking them out to say thanks for all the business.

I think my point is why the need for such lavish / long winded entertainment when quite frankly a great meal in a top restaurant with some mind bogglingly expensive wines would have much the same effect.

Meeely2 Wed 15-Aug-07 14:41:34

i love my corporate jollies, way of saying thanks for the work we do - and i like my work colleagues so enjoy their company, be it a week day or a weekend.....never say no to a freebie thats my motto

Pennies Wed 15-Aug-07 14:44:54

so meeely, who looks after your children when you're at a weekend freebie jolly then?

flowerybeanbag Wed 15-Aug-07 14:45:54

sounds fairly normal I'm afraid. Annoying but normal.

Meeely2 Wed 15-Aug-07 14:47:43

my MIL.....

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