West Hills College Lemoore Employee Success Activities Survey Question #3
West Hills College Lemoore Comments: Keep the Christmas Party. It is important to celebrate employee contributions. I have attended Christmas parties from other places of employment. I was under the impression that this school didn't offer one. If there [was] I didn't hear about, were only certain staff invited? How about some pictures on the website. Would not mind to pay more for a better location. Would love a Christmas party at the casino, even if we had to pay $30 or $40. The retirement party was great. Excellent place for Christmas party! It should not be continued if it is going to continue to be a "Christmas" party and if it is going to continue being something that is exclusionary for single individuals. I was not invited. I enjoyed the Christmas party. Food was good. It seemed like attendance was a bit low. Very few faculty, not sure why. We did think the food was served a bit late...... The small turnout doesn't justify the expense. If folks can't spend $10 then we don't need to have the party. I suggest we suspend for a few years and see if interest increases after a few years without the party. I had prior commitment that was the reason I did not attend. Even though I did not attend, I may in the future, so it should be continued, and yes, $10 is a very reasonable cost. The fee was totally understandable and acceptable. We should continue to have these events each year...perhaps include a gift exchange. The games we played last year were so enjoyable. What happened to all that? Just getting together with the staff and co-workers is enough for me. Employee Success Activities Survey
West Hills College Lemoore Employee Success Activities Survey Question 7
West Hills College Lemoore Employee Success Activities Survey Comments: A new end of the year celebration is needed I think the date to this should be moved. I also think there needs to be awards for staff members. This event is a good fun way to end the semester. More employee recognition and less follies Seems more like a staff food and follies rather than being about the entire college community. Did not attend event. Not invited I think Food & Follies is for employee's that are well liked! It's always the same people that get recognized! Keep it going. We have some very funny staff members. I was expecting more follies. I see a lot of advantages in giving out recognition awards to Faculty and Staff. The bloopers should be side-line, but not forgotten! ha! We all need a good laugh!
West Hills College Lemoore Employee Success Activities Survey Question #4 Christmas Party Recommendations: No I thought it was really nice Different type of food. I would be happy to help with the planning of these events. The band was too loud to talk. I would recommend having Don make the announcement of the Christmas Party and to emphasize that he is requesting for all staff to attend. Casino! Invite me next time. Have it somewhere where we are allowed a selection of food prior to the event and sit-down Food, music, and location. New location to accommodate our group. Have we ever considered having it on a Saturday? Personally, I live out of town and would like to have the option of coming straight from home to the party. Serve food earlier. Not have one. It costs too much. In a larger hall? Charge more if needed. Check all other events to try to avoid clashes with other events. Include games and gift exchanges for those who wish to participate. I would recommend fewer singing and goofy activities.
West Hills College Lemoore Employee Success Activities Survey Question 5 Reasons For Not Attending Christmas Party: Prior commitment Somehow I did not hear about it :) or we so busy at the Grants Office I may have overlooked it :) Same night as husband’s party. I believe the party was on the same day as a district office holiday party so I attended the district event. It would be nice if this event wasn't on the same day as other district events. Just not a party person. Out of town Work. December is our department’s biggest commitment for our industry. Prior commitment...please check with what's going on in the community (Lemoore Christmas parade, other holiday events) Did not like the location of the event. Do not feel welcome, too many cliques We were away at a prior commitment, but to be honest, I do not remember hearing about the event prior to Christmas. I have attended previous Christmas parties and have had a wonderful time. I just couldn't go this year. I did not attend due to prior commitments. Would like a least a month prior notice of the date. Became ill. Had tickets. Went last year- did not care for place where it was, so chose not to go. I did not attend because I was not invited. sick Location, to get to the buffet you had to walk through the bar, way to crowded
West Hills College Lemoore Employee Success Activities Survey Reasons For Not Attending Christmas Party: (Cont’d) Prior commitment, pre-scheduled furlough day Why should the college charge a fee to attend a party that's for employees! I was unable to attend because my director in Coalinga was having a personal party of all employees. I work in Coalinga and it was a busy time. I did not feel I could be away from work for that long of a time (travel time back and forth and the time attending the event). It was the same night as the first night of Hanukkah. Finding time and the workload. I commute to work, so trying to attend a Christmas Party on Friday night is very difficult. It would be nice if they were on Saturdays. The people that commute would not have to make two long distance trips on the same day I had a camping trip scheduled with my family Had to work at my other job. Prior commitment, and long commute from home (65 miles one way!) I actually didn't receive anything. I am an adjunct instructor, and I did have a conflict. Prior commitment and extremely busy grading papers :) I was on sick leave and State Wrestling Championships always on that weekend. I did not attend the last party because of not having a good time the previous year.
West Hills College Lemoore Employee Success Activities Survey Question 9 Reasons For Not Attending Food & Follies: May have overlooked it :) Last day of semester and not on campus Department commitments Prior commitment Again, I do not remember hearing about it. Work Haven't been here forever...not of interest. Was not invited. I do not ever have coverage and I am not able to attend. I was unable to attend because I worked many hours the day before for graduation. Although, I hope I can attend this year. It conflicted with another meeting. I was not in town. I was out with family on a camping trip Don't remember why, but I do have a long commute from home (65 miles one way!) I work at the district office. I am not sure when Food & Follies was, but if it was during work hours -that's probably why I didn't go. A conflict with full time work schedule. Last year event was tailored to non-faculty staff.
West Hills College Lemoore Employee Success Activities Survey Question 8 Recommended Changes to Food & Follies: Sorry, did not hear about it. End of the year awards dinner/luncheon Date of event. Try to give awards to staff/faculty/administrators other than the ones who get one every year. Yes, incorporate a specific event that would enhance the college Have more individuals take part in it. Sounds like I would have liked to have tri-tip on a day like this. Non-catered, of course, I would like WHC staff to BBQ it up. Either include everyone in the "follies" or just have an end of the year potluck. Invite me next time. I enjoy this event. As a recommendation, I would suggest that if awards are given out that an equal number of awards go to faculty, staff, and administration. Find a time that works well for more people, especially faculty, which is a tough thing to do