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Attention Employee: Office Holiday Party

An annual email I send out to my “business associates”:

In the spirit of the holidays and because everyone else we know has office/company christmas parties, I’ve decided to make my own. I know you guys, my fellow freelancers, assistants, writers, “entrepreneurs” and unemployed friends, will appreciate this one.

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Begin forwarded message:

Please join me at my office holiday party, celebrating the season’s festivities and a toast to the employee of the year, AVB. The party will take place starting on Monday, December 17th during office hours: 11 pm – 3 am and extending through Christmas and into the New Year. During the party, I will be revealing my secret santa, a refreshment will be served, and don’t be surprised if karaoke makes its way into the festivities! Dress code is business casual (read: flannel pajamas and old camp tee shirts). Please be on your best behavior as a photographer (me with my iPhone) will be documenting the event and photos will be available for purchase.

Please note that due to recent cutbacks and a flagging economy, the annual holiday bonus will not be given this year. Instead a donation has been made in AVB’s name to the Human Fund, funding humans where they need it most.

Please RSVP to AVB in the HR department.

Happy Holidays!

AVB

President, Founder, sole proprietor, CEO, COO, CFO, etc. etc.

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The Office

For the next five weeks, I’ll be living in work bliss. Normal 9a to 6/7p hours and lots of downtime during the day. We’ve shipped 40 of our crew members to LA for the month-long Santa Barbara shoot and have our left coast counterparts taking over the reins while we hold down the production office (attempt to recover) in Brooklyn. Though I’ll miss crossing paths with the likes of this smiley face, stealing Fritos from her, impromptu banjo jams courtesy of this guy or discussing the merits of window vs. aisle seats with him, they’ll all be back in five weeks’ time, sans Steve.
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With my new free time at work, I’ve been visiting some whales, reading somereally god-awful blogs, obsessively checking this and this, and really not doing any of this or even this. But, after 4 1/2 months of 12-14hr days (almost halfway there!), doesn’t everyone deserve one week of this?