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  • We all had amigos secretos, just like secret santa, but since I just arrived last week I wasn't going to get anything.

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  • This has evolved in just a few years into a cultural norm. I dislike it intensely, by the way. (The practice, not the phrase...)

    October 22, 2007

  • It's just doofy, is all--by which I mean harmless, but not all that fun either.

    October 22, 2007

  • I don't know that it's entirely harmless. If you choose not to participate, you run the risk of being ostracized. If you participate against your conscience, you feel terrible. It's exactly the wrong thing for holiday spirit.

    October 22, 2007

  • A fair point. Well... I guess it depends on what atmosphere surrounds you, whether you can opt out without feeling ostracized. Maybe I just don't care what other people think of me...? (Probably why I'll never get promoted!)

    October 22, 2007

  • I prefer the white elephant when it comes to enforced workplace cheer...

    October 22, 2007

  • "Enforced workplace cheer." That's perfect, trivet. :-)

    October 22, 2007

  • See mandatory picnic and/or this list.

    August 5, 2008

  • Yes! *just finishing up drawing on "team t-shirt" for mandatory wear at mandatory picnic*

    August 5, 2008