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09 March 2012 @ 08:26 pm
See this is what happens when the organisation you work for is in cost-cutting mode  
There was a morning tea held at our regional office today for the handing-out of long service awards and Customer Service Superstar of the Quarter nominees. I wasn't a winner, but just being nominated was nice.
In previous years / quarters, these nominations and awards have been held at a proper white-tablecloth luncheon at a classy restaurant. Today's event was held in the meeting room, and on offer were microwave-warmed party pies, sausage rolls and chicken wingdings. No beverages, not so much as a cup of coffee. The whole catering effort seemed as though someone had just nipped down to Woolies and grabbed a few packets out of the freezer section.
Still, it beats the alternative. I do still have a job at least.
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byslantedlight: BD amused (NorfolkDumpling)byslantedlight on March 9th, 2012 05:34 pm (UTC)
Ha - d'you reckon the chaps at the top made do with a trip to the supermarket, or do they still get the linen tablecloths and champagne...? But yeay for being nominated!
miwahni: Pros I need a holidaymiwahni on March 10th, 2012 09:57 am (UTC)
At the moment I'm thinking the chaps at the top might have scored a chinese takeaway, if they were lucky. Things are tight!
Strike while the irony is hot: EMO -- FANTASTICdraycevixen on March 9th, 2012 10:24 pm (UTC)

Congratulations on being nominated and as to the dodgy catering they tell me it's the thought that counts... they keep telling me that. *g*
miwahni: Pros private madnessmiwahni on March 10th, 2012 09:58 am (UTC)
Thank you...and yes, I agree that it's the thought. Coming to the attention of the state manager is never a bad thing, surely. Especially at the moment. *g*
sunray45: Sherlock & Johnsunray45 on March 10th, 2012 03:48 am (UTC)
At least they are cutting costs where it will hurt the least, although they could have provided tea or coffee.

Congrats on being nominated.
miwahni: Sherlock buckpalace gigglemiwahni on March 10th, 2012 09:59 am (UTC)
That's a good point, actually. There are worse ways of cost-cutting.