Saturday, February 16, 2013

Mark Your Calendars

There are a couple of upcoming social events coming up from within the D.A.'s Office that I've been asked to make you guys aware of.

On Thursday, February, February 21st at 5:01 p.m., there will be a D.A. Office Reunion Happy Hour for current and former Harris County Prosecutors on the second floor of Treebeard's on Market Square.

The following week, on Thursday, February 28th at 5:01 p.m., there will be a Retirement/Going-Away Party for the legendary Loretta Smith.  Momma Lo' is retiring after 17.5 years at the District Attorney's Office, where she has been the Administrative Assistant for the 209th District Court prosecutors ever since I can remember.  I'll be writing more about her later!

Loretta's party will be at Gloria's (formerly Ruby Tequila's) located at 2616 Louisiana, Houston, TX 77006.  Those interested in making a donation/contribution to party expenses can contact Tammy Ratley.


Anonymous said...

When I leave work, my focus is on my family.

Going out for drinks is not on my agenda. I wish I could opt out of receiving reminder emails for donations to events after 5. They are like a hounding bill collector. They just keep coming.

8-5 work, I give it my all.
5pm- , Family time. Which includes activities after work.

I love everyone I work with but in the end, family comes first after 5.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 11:38am

Give them a break!

Anonymous said...

Anon 11:38, if you are a prosecutor and only work 8-5 you probably don't get your work done. If you don't want to get together after hours fom time to time so be it. Don't act like a martyr about it

Anonymous said...

Where does 11:38 say they are a prosecutor? Could be an admin asst.

Sadly, I agree with them. The emails reminding of the "voluntary" contribution are getting old and I'm just waiting for all the comments about bringing back the frat house (but it should be noted its a cash bar, booze isn't provided with the social funds).

I know a lot of prosecutors who work 8-5, they are called felony chiefs and division chiefs.

Anonymous said...

Attention Snakes,

I enjoy reading how everyone turns on each other at the drop of a hat. I find it interesting people complain about emails announcing what really amounts to "team building and bonding". Open up those closed, irrational minds and have a little comon sense.

If we are going to stop emails then I call for an end to all attempts to sell Girl Scout Cookies, Little League chocolate, pedaling of candles, etc for FAMILY. Quit throwing stones........

Anonymous said...

Anon 1138:
Your nagging wife is calling.
Ps: we probably don't want to hang out with you anyway.

Anonymous said...

WOW. Sitting at a bar drinking with the "buddy group" is not my choice of fun.

Girl scout cookies, I buy them but not from an email. Just a co-worker asking, that's all it takes. You help co-workers out with things like that. Candles, I can just say no. Done! No follow up email.

Glad the emails asking for money to wear jeans on Friday finally stopped. That was one for the team in my book.

Anonymous said...

Well, that didn't take long. Now if you speak your mind you are a hater or "snake in the grass" whereas if you said that in December you would have been a "Mike supporter." I don't read any of these emails staff turning against each other; just employees bitching about something.

Murray - when are you going to do a post about Mike allowing pre-trial diversion on DWI cases?

Murray Newman said...

Probably when a firm policy is established by the new administration.

Anonymous said...

By the way, felony chiefs and division chiefs don't work 8-5. You're lucky to see them here at 8:30

Anonymous said...

Wow, I've had your backs for over a year now, but when I read this string of comments it makes me think you are a bunch of whiners. Anon 11:38, it's called the "delete" button. Find it, use it, and go about your business. Socializing is never mandatory.
Anybody who took a job at the DAs office thinking it was 9-5 or 8-5 didn't do enough research into the job demands. Grow up, do your job well, and don't worry about what others are doing.

Anonymous said...

See y'all there.


Anonymous said...

Rage will be the guy walking from table to table with a pitcher in his hand saying "sir, would you like some more water".



Anonymous said...

Vic, is that you?!