Joint birthday celebration at office - Who will get the cake?

@viju0410 (2286)
India
May 25, 2012 7:14am CST
Hi friends & lotters, Our office introduced 'joint birthday celebrations' from this month and is likely to be celebrated on the last Friday of the month so today we celebrated the same and there were 28 birthday boys (ooops.. i forgot to count the girls ) and of course we were treated with some snack and soft drinks. It was fun of hardly 30 minutes and a small group started playing with the cake (by throwing/ applying on faces etc)and made a mess and people (some seniors) didn't appreciate their act while others laughed (didn't bother). No more details from me but would like you to share if you have some such experience/s? have you enjoyed such a birthday celebation?
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@shibham (17025)
• India
26 May 12
I am confused viju. 28 birthday boys. Do you mean that they have the same day as birthday? really exceptional and confusing. have a nice time.
@viju0410 (2286)
• India
26 May 12
Hi shibham, OH No dear. Sorry for confusing you. Joint celebration means those staff who are born during this month. Not necesary that all are born on the same day but the same month. Like yesterday we had 3 people, on 15th May there was someone etc etc. No its not exceptional as i have seen many corporates celebrate it on the same day and the cake is served at everyone (staff) desk and their boss/s arrange a gift as well. Hope i cleared your confusion. So how's life?
@shibham (17025)
• India
26 May 12
Thanks for making me clear. Here is also a point, which date is picked up to celebrate all birthdays. s/he would be lucky who born on that day and others enjoy the month. lol Well, life is running not so well. All are holidays as protesting holidays. I mean BANDHAS. continuous four days from wednesday. next 30 and 31 is also called bandha. life is monotonous. no need to go to job, no power supply is not good and more over the weather.
@viju0410 (2286)
• India
28 May 12
Oh Shibham, that's so sad.. Hope you could charge the battery of your cellphone (when the power is on) and get involved in a long long chat with our Bhabhi (your would be) Same here too, the weather is just too hot. Why this Bandha? is it due to the petrol hike?
@thesids (22367)
• Bhubaneswar, India
25 May 12
28 birthday boys with just one cake I wouldnt even get 28 slices of the cake... I would have happily settled for 28 cakes and my 28 slices would have been safe... and of course, choclate, vanilla, strawberry.... (the different flavors for 28 cakes) and each slice followed up by one ice cream This office and its employees seem so miserly
@thesids (22367)
• Bhubaneswar, India
25 May 12
As for my celebrations, there was one in 2009 when all my students had celebrated the Teachers Day and I had got 4 cakes all for me which I shared amongst the students (of course, I did have a major share in each)
@viju0410 (2286)
• India
26 May 12
Hi sid, Miser - height of miserly Wow Teacher's day celebration - were you a teacher then? I always loved the Teachers day as we used to get toffees and movie treat by teachers.
@thesids (22367)
• Bhubaneswar, India
26 May 12
Yes, I was a teacher for about 16 years of my working life and I loved the students getting me toffes, cakes, even ice-creams. In 2008-09 after my confinement to the bed, I had this set of 18 students who came to my house to learn from me - and this was the dearest batch of students - maybe it was quite needed or even because they had a belief in me even though I was ill. 5 of them are still in communication with me, though I am sure this communication would end soon once they have finished their studies (they are completing MCA and MBA next year and are at different cities today) and get on with jobs
@ryanong (9695)
• Vietnam
26 May 12
I am happy to hear that you had such nice time in the birthday celebration I never celebrate my birthday at office and my colleagues do the same. We can invite each other go to eat in the restaurant only...and in here we don't play with the cake also... I love to eat cake so that i rather eat cake than playing with it....
@viju0410 (2286)
• India
26 May 12
hi, Oh, in fact we didn't like the cake as we felt it was not fresh so we encouraged others to play and we were watching the fun and the angry faces of some seniors. That's great, so do include me in your next invite dear. Have a great time.
@ryanong (9695)
• Vietnam
27 May 12
For sure i will, it is my pleasure...
@mayka123 (10243)
• India
28 May 12
In my office the birthdays are celebrated on that day itself. And it is mostly within the departments except at the Management level where other department heads and their secretaries (which includes me of course) are invited. Some of them do have this cake smashing session which I do not like at all. But otherwise its just cakes and sometimes snacks and soft drinks.
@viju0410 (2286)
• India
28 May 12
hi, Glad to see you here. I think it is better to celebrate on the same day itself but we can have a half day off so usually people take the other half too, means they take leave and enjoy their day. So in a joint celebration, they can actually feel good and it would be a nice occasion to meet other colleagues as everyday it is not practically posible.
@jaiho2009 (39021)
• Philippines
25 May 12
hello viju, That would be so nice and really a great fun to celebrate a birthday. I haven't tried celebrating it with lot of people. Last year me and a friend had our joint birthday celebration with few selected friends and it was real fun too. Well,messing up with the cake is the best part
@viju0410 (2286)
• India
26 May 12
Hi, Exactly ! That is what we enjoyed the most though i was encouraging others to take the cake from my plate (as the cake was not fresh) , at least that is what i felt.
@ShepherdSpy (8562)
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
25 May 12
In my place of work,Birthdays are pretty much off the radar..Management and personnel would take no notice..You might do something with a bunch of friends from work,but that's usually off the premises after hours.. In saying that,I had to work on My birthday one time,and The girls I was working with that evening surprised me with a cake and sang "Happy Birthday",which was nice!
@viju0410 (2286)
• India
26 May 12
Hi, That was a nice surprise. Ours was also somewhat like that but for the last two years we get half day off for our birthday, full day off for wedding anniversary, half day off for birthday of spouse/children etc.
@alberello (4755)
• Italy
25 May 12
Well, I've never worked in the office, because in my little experience in the world of work, I have made in the factories, as a laborer. But do not deny that there were circumstances in which even in those environments, is celebrating something. I remember a birthday with cake and sweets placed on a table, available to my colleagues. Many other celebrations of this type, when we did some senior colleague, went into retirement.
@viju0410 (2286)
• India
25 May 12
hi, Ok. In my previous workplace they followed this system of welcome/ farewell of staffs. Also other companies celebrate similar joint birthdays of their staff on the day it falls.