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Dilbert Classics by Scott Adams for November 22, 2020

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    saobadao  9 months ago

    I worked for a midsized high tech company for 19 years. We were acquired by HP. On my 20 year anniversary I got to pick a gift from an HP catalog. All the items had HP on them. I picked an onyx necklace with a small HP on the clasp. It was a nice gesture, better than nothing.

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    Concretionist  9 months ago

    I’ve worked where the company gave us so many tee shirts that I had to give some away. And I worked for a year at Disney. One chintzy tee shirt during that year and a 15¢ plastic pin for my anniversary. ‘Course I’d already given notice…

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    GROG Premium Member 9 months ago

    What love?

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    SamuelMeasa  9 months ago

    I was just rewatching the Y2K episode yesterday. The one where he was there furring the 70’s to help install Black Betty.

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    Dean  9 months ago

    The best part of those anniversaries is the extra “L days” [vacation time].

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    Fishenguy  9 months ago

    I’m retiring on December 4th. The other day, my fellow employees honored me with a cake and gifts at lunch. They had a beautiful plaque made thanking me for 35 years of service and a travel coffee mug saying “The Legend has retired”. I was so overwhelmed with emotions that I couldn’t open the box containing the mug. I had to hand it to someone else to open it for me. There were cards and gift cards…it was amazing!

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    InTraining  9 months ago

    Wally… suggest you go with the ink blotter… they are really hard to find these days…!

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    Willywise52 Premium Member 9 months ago

    Ten years?Seems like much,MUCH longer.

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    sheilag  9 months ago

    I had my 10 year anniversary earlier this year – I got to select an item from the virtual catalog we have… I picked a pair of bluetooth noise canceling headphones as I figured they were the most expensive item I could get (and they work GREAT btw)… ;-)

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    htenhoeve  9 months ago

    when I got my service award it had a card that said symbolic award.

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    vaughnrl2003 Premium Member 9 months ago

    I like the anniversary present catalogue. I got some good stuff. Then I got fired(okay …“down sized”). Still got the stuff though.

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    formathe  9 months ago

    My wife got a 500 dollar gift card from the Gap after she was a manager there for 5 years.

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    DCBakerEsq  9 months ago

    Red stapler, d’uh.

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    timinwsac Premium Member 9 months ago

    I got a clock for my ten year anniversary with the company…..three years late. The clock does keeps good time though.

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    Vangoghdog01  9 months ago

    The irony of all this is, I got a 20 year pin, a plaque, a nice lunch, and a speech from the “Capo dei capi,” oh yeah and a pink slip a week later.

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    paullp Premium Member 8 months ago

    In 2009, I picked out my 10th anniversary gift — a gold ring (only thing in the catalog worth having). The gift arrived about a month later — two weeks after I got laid off. Classic example of adding insult to injury.

    The story had a happy ending. Six years later, when I was moving, I came across the ring and sold it at one those places that buys gold by weight. Got $125 for it.

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    ChessPirate  8 months ago

    That’s 10 years that Wally has been a service to the company, which I think means all the days added up where Wally didn’t come in to work… ☺

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    mistercatworks  8 months ago

    I came to a dinner that was to include my ten-year-service ceremony. I was recovering from a back injury and barely made it there on my own. The company played dinner party games, which delayed the presentation again and again. I finally got up and left. The embarrassed presenter basically “threw” my gift basic at me as I was on the way out and quickly asked if I wanted to say a few words. I thought for a moment, said “A few words” and left.

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    bakana  8 months ago

    I once got something I actually Liked out of one of those catalogues.

    The Next Year, they discontinued the catalogue.

    They also discontinued “Christmas Gifts” and claimed they spent the money on the “Party”.

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    jbarnes  8 months ago

    I got laid off on my ten year anniversary at my last company. I’m coming up on ten years at my new place. Somehow there is a looming sense of dread.

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    Sisyphos  8 months ago

    Such company gifts tend to be useless trash, though on rare occasions something worthwhile does turn up. For as few as ten years, like Wally, all it would be is a frameable (at your own expense) certificate of appreciation….

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    saobadao  8 months ago

    On reflection, this is all very sad

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