Today is the main day for office Christmas decorations, there’s even a box to make a charity donation to wear a Christmas based jumper, and the canteen is mainly serving Christmas lunches (the full works).
So far the open planned office has been a disco, playing festive songs, and after a rather polite ‘um, can you turn that down, I can’t hear on the phone’ and a cinema complex with another team watching the well known seasonal film- Die Hard *note* neither of these were my team. Whilst I agree Die Hard is seasonally correct, I was surprised that others deemed suitable for a working environment involving gunfire and screams (more than you remember when only listening), needless to say, this was also asked, less politely to be ‘Turned off!’.
After discovering yesterday I work with a bunch of folk that rejoice Christmas, but not in the workplace and was informed that team decorations in their vicinity were not wholly welcome, my down hearted spirit was then lifted by a Christmas elf loaning me a desktop side tree- complete with baubles and a bonus venom figure.
Happy festive days indeed 🎅😃🎄🎉🎁