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Are You Having A Work Christmas Party?
 
# 61 : Sunday 12-12-2010 @ 17:39
 
 
we are having a christmas lunch instead of dinner party. It will be along day and night.
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# 62 : Sunday 12-12-2010 @ 17:40
 
 
Yup. We had one of those last night. He decided to clear a table in Dakota so he could dance on it. Swept it clear of drinks with his arm: glasses, bottles, etc all over the floor and the girls on the sofa. He'll be reminded of that on Monday.
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# 63 : Sunday 12-12-2010 @ 17:51
 
 
We are having our Dept luch tomorrow. From what I hear the prof makes a holy show each year. Looking forward to it.
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# 64 : Sunday 12-12-2010 @ 18:05
 
 
According to headling-grabbing bullshit merchants Peninsula Ireland the other month something like 80% of bosses weren't going to have a Christmas party. I'm not sure of the exact figures but that (like the rest of Peninsula's "findings") would appear to be utter manure.

To anyone who hasn't got a clue what I'm on about keep an eye on the papers for outlandish and technically impossible headlines like "102% of Employees Spend All Day on Facebook". Chances are the crowd of wasters over at Peninsula behind it. I e-mailed all the broadsheets telling them that what they're getting is loaded, manipulated trash in order to put Peninsula's name in the papers. Did I hear back? Not a bit of it.

Their little gambit seems to involve asking a load of weighted and deceptive questions to a sample of drooling gobshites and publishing the "findings" in the media. Typical factoids involve Peninsula stating that a higher percentage of people engage in online shopping during the working day than either a) have computers or b) internet access. The purpose is to portray the average Irish employee as a slothful simpleton so business oweners who don't know any better will hire this bunch of self-serving charlatans to come in and do a bit of sacking.

Now this is doubly dangerous. Aside from dragging Ireland's name through the muck on a regular basis we can only assume some genuine hard working people are being asked to justify their existence because of this tomknavery.

More information here:

http://eskerriada.wordpress.com/2009/07/28/peninsula-ireland-dont etc ...
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# 65 : Sunday 12-12-2010 @ 18:08
 
 
No, the social don't have one for us.
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# 66 : Sunday 12-12-2010 @ 18:08
 
 
No party for us.
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# 67 : Sunday 12-12-2010 @ 18:13
 
 
A friend of mine outsourced his HR function to Peninsula. He told me it cost him dearly and was one of the worst business decision he ever made. They suggested new work practices and procedures which led to poor morale and lower productivity. He sacked the company claiming they destroyed the ethos and work ethic of his business.
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# 68 : Sunday 12-12-2010 @ 18:20
 
 
Someone said :
A friend of mine outsourced his HR function to Peninsula. He told me it cost him dearly and was one of the worst business decision he ever made. They suggested new work practices and procedures which led to poor morale and lower productivity. He sacked the company claiming they destroyed the ethos and work ethic of his business.

I'd seriously worry for anyone who doesn't realise what complete muppets they are dealing with here. The sad thing is the papers are lapping all this bullshit "surveys" up without checking the methodology.
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# 69 : Sunday 12-12-2010 @ 18:27
 
 
In my experience the Newspapers aren't overly fussed as long as it makes an interesting headline. I commissioned a Business Sentiment Survey and it would throw up vastly different figures every month but the paper we gave the exclusive too didn't give a crap as long as they had an interesting angle as well as regional figures.

I wasn't fussed either as it was at least 20k worth of coverage for one piece.
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# 70 : Sunday 12-12-2010 @ 18:32
 
 
Someone said :
In my experience the Newspapers aren't overly fussed as long as it makes an interesting headline. I commissioned a Business Sentiment Survey and it would throw up vastly different figures every month but the paper we gave the exclusive too didn't give a crap as long as they had an interesting angle as well as regional figures.

I wasn't fussed either as it was at least 20k worth of coverage for one piece.

Well as you probably know you can word a survey to get whatever result you want out of it. Some dickhead over in Peninsula says to an underling: "Rightho, sunshine. Get me a survey that says most Irish workers are on Facebook all day trading photographs of their genitals".

They've been pretty roundly exposed on the internet at this stage so why anyone would hire them is a mystery.
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# 71 : Sunday 12-12-2010 @ 18:37
 
 
Oh it wasn't with Peninsula; but most agencies will do what you ask of them.
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