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30/05/2013 at 12:45
I don't, and i think i miss it a bit really. I used to, god we've had some brilliant nights out in the past, but colleagues have changed over the years, and as people have moved onto other jobs we've never really properly kept in touch even though you always say you would.
I currently work with 3 women in their 50s, and a gay man in his 40s. We don't have anything in common, so a night out isn't really a good thing with them.
I miss drunken work nights out
30/05/2013 at 12:52
No, in all of my jobs I've never socialised with the people I work with. I always say if I'm going to go out, get a new outfit, spend money and get a babysitter I'd rather go out with my friends or H.
In this job I used to work with middle aged women who I had nothing in common with, now I work with a woman whos in her 50s, one who's nearly 40 but a bit of a story teller and a complainer and 23yr old gay lad who's cup is always half empty and is constantly complaining.
Some of the other's who work in the Warehouse used to go out together but now alot of them don't get on so I don't think they do anymore.
30/05/2013 at 12:53
well I'm a sahm now, but previously it was only if it was an organised thing like the Christmas party or away days. the problem was that people lived over quite a large catchment area for work so most people had to drive if it was night out.
30/05/2013 at 12:57
I only socialised in a pub on a Friday evening type way when we'd all get *** faced and slag off the boss (unless he was there and paying for drinks haha). Buy I wouldn't have mixed with them outside of work really.
30/05/2013 at 12:59
I never have really, unless it's a leaving do/birthday etc. when you 'have' to. I'm happy to have a laugh and stuff at work but feel like I need to keep them separate, and I don't see enough of my friends as it is so they're my priority for spending time and money with. I get irritated when I feel I have to go out for meals etc. for leaving things as it seems like I always end up sat with someone I don't really talk to and it's really awkward. I never have a good time, feel on edge and come home wishing I hadn't bothered. There are the ones who make a fuss that you have to go and then don't speak to you the whole night!
30/05/2013 at 13:05
I'm suprised with how many of you say that you don't. When i first started working here, the group of people i worked with were all around the same kind of age as me, we regularly spent friday and saturday nights up town together, or go for a couple of hours of pool during the week or a drink after work.
I remember one night going to the now assistant principals house for a BBQ and some beers, he was the finance director at the time and dating my line manager, i could have only just been 18 years old, getting absolutely bladdered and passing out on his sofa and having to stop the night.
Now though, everyone seems to keep themselves to themselves.
30/05/2013 at 13:07
Oh god yes we always used to go out for drinks / meals / strip clubs - always ended up messy and I'd always get into trouble with my H for getting myself into a right old state. The nights were always on the company so when our CFO left and a new one joined the partying stopped. We used to try and have Friday pub lunches, and a few drinks every now and then but they were never the same.
I've not been out with this lot yet. We had something booked a few weeks back but one of the girls was unwell so we cancelled and need to rearrange.
30/05/2013 at 13:30
We rarely go out tbh, and if we do its always a proper arranged weeks in advance with the whole department going out kind of thing, whereas places I've worked before we've decided at 4pm ons Friday to go to the pub etc. Suppose it's different now as I've got M and people have different responsibilities. Some of my best friends are ex work colleagues though
30/05/2013 at 13:58
When i worked in London i did a lot, it was part of the culture to go out on a Thursday night. Had some brilliant, and very messy, nights. No i'm a teacher so it's a bit different, we dont work next to a row of bars for one things!
I have some really good friends at work though and we do socialise. It's more meals out etc. One of the girls at work is now a very good friend, i'm Godmother to her son who is same age as P. We were pregnant at work together which was really good fun, especially as she was my Head of Department at the time so made my life really easy.
30/05/2013 at 14:03
I'm a nanny , so no, but when I used to work in a day nursery I loved our nights out. I miss having colleagues!
30/05/2013 at 14:54
i dont now (because i dont like anyone i work with) but at my previous job i did. in fact the 3 bridesmaids i had were all met through that job.
30/05/2013 at 15:08
In my old place not really, I'd go to sift play with some girls and their children but not out drinking.
I used to work in my new place 5 years ago so I know them all, we'd be out all the time, god the things we all got up to! I went back in march and have been out twice, promised h I wouldn't do the usual and make a fool of myself as I'm quite senior now and h says its not on for a senior person to be PAAF....so I ended up PAAF and Irish dancing (well my take on Irish dancing )
30/05/2013 at 15:58
I used to when I worked in London, usually straight from work on a Friday. I then changed careers , in one of the departments our boss liked trains and travelling so we used to arrange lots of things, beanos in Brighton, lunch in Venice, and nights at a colleagues house in France. I then changed departments and the mix of people were different and many were non drinkers so it has all stopped.
30/05/2013 at 16:10
At my old job we socialised loads. There was a big group of us, similar in age, lived near each other & most of us were single, so we were always out dancing, clubs, pubs, eating at each others etc. things changed as we started to couple up, some have had kids, but we still try to meet regularly. My new school does social stuff but not as regularly & it's usually for Christmas or charity event. I do miss my old job & the social side of it at times, but I also equate that to being single and my life is different now I'm married.
30/05/2013 at 18:12
When I was in my 20s I used to a lot and I'm still friends with some of the people I met back in my mid 20s. I met my H at work too. Now I don't so much mainly because most nights are Thursday and Friday and I don't work those days so I'm not there. Its too far for me to pop in for a quick after work drink. Everything has to be planned miles in advance these days.
30/05/2013 at 19:56
I used to in my old job, all of us around the same age etc, in fact I do still socialise with them a bit but less often. My new team are a bit cliquey and will openly discuss and plan nights out, weekends away in front if the rest of us which I find strange. I don't really care as I am 23 weeks PG but ages ago my boss had a hen do and about half the office went and the other half weren't invited. I was a bit put out not to at least be asked, it was kinda embarrassing when they were all talking about it on the Monday morning. Perhaps I'm a bit too sensitive!
30/05/2013 at 20:51
That's awful noggin, I think if its work colleagues, everyone should be invited, whether everyone goes is a different story but that's just rude. You should buy cakes for half the office nd only off to the non cliquey people!
30/05/2013 at 21:13
I used to with the girls I worked with (have been out once or twice with them since I left). I started a new job last June and haven't been out with them yet, I was just settled in one team and then I've been moved so might be ages before I feel comfortable enough to go out with them. I keep hearing about their wild nights out so not quite sure I'm ready yet anyway.
30/05/2013 at 21:25
I've been a SAHM since I was 18, so had a limited time actually having work colleagues.
When I worked in a supermarket, it was among women in their 50's, so no chance.
My ex worked in a factory with my Dad, and 2 of my sisters. I met some fab people from there, and go out with 1 of them quite a lot. She's 42, but acts younger than me, she's fab.
30/05/2013 at 21:34
In my old job when I lived in Lancashire yes I did and loved it. We used to have such fun and plenty of nights I dont remember. I miss those days as I never felt like socialising with any colleagues since.
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