The Company Holiday Party

December
18th, 2012
Keyhole - Content Marketing - Joe Dudeck
Joe Dudeck
President + Founder
Categories: Company Culture
December
18th, 2012
Keyhole - Content Marketing - Joe Dudeck
Joe Dudeck
President + Founder
Categories: Company Culture

A couple years ago, Zach Galifianakis hosted Saturday Night Live and dropped a great line in his monologue: “I went to my school reunion not too long ago, and it was very weird…because I was home schooled. Just me there by a bowl of punch, listening to Kool and the Gang. Why I rented that limousine, I have no idea.”

I feel a bit like that this time of year.

As a one-person firm, the company holiday party just isn’t what it used to be. Now it’s me, standing around in my ugly sweater and exchanging gifts with myself.

In some ways, I miss having co-workers to share the holidays with…like taking liquid lunches with my marketing department teammates, exchanging crappy white elephant gifts and pigging out on the festive treats that people make.

But that doesn’t mean my holiday-party-for-one sucks. In fact, the Keyhole Marketing Holiday Party rocks because there’s never…

  • …time limits on the fun. Forget pretending to work all day, while you’re really waiting for the official email from the HR department: “You can now begin partying in the break room.”
  • …working. There’s no grabbing food and drink and then hiding out in your cube to finish up TPS reports.
  • …awkward moments with the boss. When you’re both the boss and the staff, you tend to enjoy each other’s company.
  • …dress code. Clothes are necessary, but a sport coat and tie is not. All casual all the time.
  • …holiday gift raffles. I’ve never once won any of these and do not want to subject myself to this holiday pain again.
  • …Christmas bonuses disguised as gift cards. When money’s tight, the checks go away and the Applebee’s gift cards come out. Not at Keyhole Marketing.

My holiday party may be better than yours. But I’d still join you as your plus-one if you want to invite me to yours!

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