company picnic involving sports or games

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nagomi

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Korean
What do you call a company event where people would drink, eat and play sports or games?

It's often mandatory as it happens during weekdays esp. on Friday so everyone won't gruntle about it (since it's not on Saturday or Sunday).

And as the result of games, some people may receive praises in cash or travel package or stuff.

Is there such a thing in the English speaking culture?
 
  • PaulQ

    Banned
    UK
    English - England
    What do you call a company event where people would drink, eat and play sports or games?
    This is now historical. There used to be such a thing before the Second World War, it was known colloquially as "the firm's trip" or "the company outing". It mostly died out in the 1950s/early 60s. In its early history, it would involve one or two buses or a train to a tourist destination followed by a picnic and may be some sports and or fun competitions.
     

    Packard

    Senior Member
    USA, English
    What do you call a picnic involving games?

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    They all sound like a comedian's start of a one-liner.

    I think it is wiser to say, "We had our company picnic at Salisbury Park. We played softball, volley ball and frisbee football. Everyone had a good time."
     
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