Free food and wine at the "company" christmas party
Those are always teh best
! I've been to work parties taht have gone ker-razy overboard with food 'n' drink. I've also!
been to parties where you had to bring your own or get nazing. Liek, fo' real, advertized as such. Super lame. Where are you, Krampus?! :/
Still better than teh year one company had about about twenty packs of Ritz crackers, tho (wth).
Holiday parties seem to be slowly but surely heading for extinction like the dinosaurs these days, due to insurance liability issues. I know my old boss from years ago ended up no longer having/hosting them due to his insurance company threatening to cancel his business ins policy if he continued to do so. Larger companies seem to still have them, and can afford to host them at off site venues, which I suppose helps a lot.
I got a promotion and was promised another promotion (to fluffiest programmer) and a raise in 4 months. (That is, if I don't leave for an even better place.) People work decades for this. Awesome.
Congrats, that *is* awesome!