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Do You Celebrate Birthdays at the Office Anymore?

Do You Celebrate Birthdays at the Office Anymore?

by Frank Roche on January 22, 2009

in Culture

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Today is my wife’s birthday. Sheryl’s not one for a big celebration, but she likes decorations and a cake and presents. We got those for her. (Every day is her birthday according to our dog, Snickers.)

This birthday made me wonder if birthdays still get celebrated in companies. We celebrate them at our shop — one at a time. In these tough days, it seems like it would be a meaningful to tell people happy birthday and have a little “party” for them at work. Monthly birthday parties were good when the money was flowing; now it’s the simpler things. I have to say that it really makes my day when my birthday gets acknowledged, even with a a quick note.

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