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Partying Banned!?

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Message 1 - posted by U2426416 - alt id 6, Nov 18, 2005

This afternoon my employers announced that our annual office partyhas been cancelled.They say that they cannot risk staff being arrested or the company being brought into disrepute if anyone were to get drunk or be seen in the Plymouth dispersal area. We are all to get a compensatory Christmas bonus worth twice the value per head that would have been spent.The Conservatives are against late night drinking. Labour Plymouth council and the local police don't want groups of drinkers in the city.The Daily Mail thinks that any alcohol related social event is evil.Where is the line to be drawn?
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Message 2 - posted by devonian, Nov 18, 2005

Personally, I'd prefer the money!! :-D
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Message 3 - posted by U2448401, Nov 19, 2005

Today we hear pub use is down a lot.Binge drinking is a myth. Some drunkeness has always existed. The Daily Mail and oldies just like to bleat. Sadly fixwd penalties will encourage police to nick more revellers at a lower threshold just to swell the public coffers and perpetuate the fiction that there is a worst evr booze problems. Knackersknowle's employers are just wet and have bottled it! maybe there was another reason for the unseasonal cancellation.
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Message 4 - posted by U2379384 - alt id 3, Nov 20, 2005

Some say that alcohol should have no part in social activities anyway!!!!!
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Message 5 - posted by Devon_hiker, Nov 21, 2005

This afternoon my employers announced that our annual office partyhas been cancelled.They say that they cannot risk staff being arrested or the company being brought into disrepute if anyone were to get drunk or be seen in the Plymouth dispersal area. We are all to get a compensatory Christmas bonus worth twice the value per head that would have been spent.The Conservatives are against late night drinking. Labour Plymouth council and the local police don't want groups of drinkers in the city.The Daily Mail thinks that any alcohol related social event is evil.Where is the line to be drawn?

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My employer was the "orginal Scrooge". First they made us buy a ticket for the dinner, then they decided that it should be called a "Holiday Party" with absolutely no reference to religious celebrations allowed. Anyone who didn't buy a ticket was singled out in a memo sent around! You're lucky you got a 'compensatory payment'. Any wonder why I left shortly afterward?
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Message 6 - posted by John of Paddington, Nov 23, 2005

So WHy complain, take the money and run (your own party). We have, in this Country, people who hate any idea of religion or enjoyment. They geteven more anti if these two subject are combined, hence banning Christmas for bogus reasons. You are free to enjoy yourselves but NOT free to make a nuisance of yoursevles to others. Go forth and enjoy your varid events, but not to the extreme that offends others.
This afternoon my employers announced that our annual office partyhas been cancelled.They say that they cannot risk staff being arrested or the company being brought into disrepute if anyone were to get drunk or be seen in the Plymouth dispersal area. We are all to get a compensatory Christmas bonus worth twice the value per head that would have been spent.The Conservatives are against late night drinking. Labour Plymouth council and the local police don't want groups of drinkers in the city.The Daily Mail thinks that any alcohol related social event is evil.Where is the line to be drawn?

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