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#10827 14-Dec-2006 11:05
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The auction is closed, but people could bid on an Brand New High Quality BBQ Set... It appears some Telecom New Zealand employee is not happy with the Xmas gift (or with the reorganisation going on?):



Note the auction ended without a winner: 'This auction was withdrawn by the seller before the expiry date."









 

 

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  #55448 14-Dec-2006 11:25
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BBQ TOOL SET + Free sources


Does that mean it is open source sauce? I thought Telecom were a Microsoft shop! :-)




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#55449 14-Dec-2006 11:46
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It is actually a nice gift and I appreciated mine. I am looking forward to summer and sparking up the BBQ.....

 
 
 
 


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  #55451 14-Dec-2006 12:40
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Liked mine too... even has Theresa's autograph on it

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  #55460 14-Dec-2006 13:26
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Jama: It is actually a nice gift and I appreciated mine. I am looking forward to summer and sparking up the BBQ.....

Same here...

Although this seems to happen every year - some TNZ employees auction their gift, and get flamed. Personally I think its a bit silly to do with branded, identifiable things, but why shouldnt they do what they wish with their own personal property.

Shame on the people who think otherwise. I am sure you have not kept every last little thing ever given to you ever ever ever...







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#55461 14-Dec-2006 13:27
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I got sent two of them. I did return the second one though.




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#55468 14-Dec-2006 14:36
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I Apprecaited my BBQ set - it was a plesent surprise.  Most companies don't even give a gift and when you have as many staff to purchase for it is a rather generous gift.  Thanks Theresa :)


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  #55487 14-Dec-2006 18:51
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When westpac gave people little red fridges, heaps ended up on trademe. didnt hear anyone complaining about that then.




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#55520 15-Dec-2006 00:12
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tonyhughes: but why shouldnt they do what they wish with their own personal property.

Shame on the people who think otherwise. I am sure you have not kept every last little thing ever given to you ever ever ever...


While this is all true, it's just more of a kick in the face than anything else.

I will be keeping mine, and put it to good use. Cheers TG.

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#55555 15-Dec-2006 10:12
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tonyhughes: Although this seems to happen every year - some TNZ employees auction their gift, and get flamed. Personally I think its a bit silly to do with branded, identifiable things, but why shouldnt they do what they wish with their own personal property.


No one here is saying you can't do what you want with your gifts. It's just interesting the fact that the auction was running, people started flaming the user, and he ended up withdrawing it.

I personally have heaps of Unisys gifts here - just yesterday I opened a BBQ set I received a couple of years and never used before.






 

 

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  #55556 15-Dec-2006 10:21
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At least there's a use or a market for BBQ sets every summer unlike souvenir phonebox phonecards.

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  #55611 16-Dec-2006 02:00
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portege: Liked mine too... even has Theresa's autograph on it


I'm amazed she had time to autograph each one, and with such consistent penmanship too... No wonder she's in charge!

PS - Tamarillo Chutney goes better on crackers and cheese than meat

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  #55628 16-Dec-2006 10:37
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Did you guys enjoy the Xmas party? Personally I thought the food was [removed] but good alcohol!


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  #55635 16-Dec-2006 13:52
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Its a bit OT but yeh, the Xmas Party in Auckland was great (Definately had more effort put into the booze than the food though).
I'm goin to appreciate using my nice new BBQ set this summer when it finally arrives in force too.

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#55637 16-Dec-2006 14:58
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There isn't (as I write this) an official Telecom NZ participation here on Geekzone... But just talk about party, and looks at how many show up...






 

 

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  #55691 17-Dec-2006 19:20
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I took the rubber handles off my set. Looks much better now. May effect the handling and stability of your tongs, and discretion is advised.


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