I have long affectionately termed my company the Big Fat. It all stemmed from an old blog post from my second and now retired blog. Prior to accepting a position with my current company, I’d only worked for small-to-medium enterprises. Getting into an organisation with upward of 1,500 staff (at the time) was something of a milestone for me.

With Big Fat Organisation comes Big Fat Budgets and Big Fat Responsibilities.

And, if today was proof enough, Big Fat Staff Benefits.

Everyone else in the public service is secretly envious we get a free carnival once a year, replete with free food, Santa, and an age-appropriate Christmas pressie. That’s Canberra for you. Where something as simple as a typical staff Family Fun Day in Singapore could become a political landmine of misappropriated taxpayer dollars for any government department in Canberra. In this respect, I am totally thankful that I work for the Big Fat.

Approaching the carnival
Approaching the carnival
Arddun with a speckled duck
Getting up close to what I think might be a duck at the petting zoo.
Clown and Santa
The kids are thrilled with Santa, and are sure to let him know that the Clown deserves NOTHING for Christmas. Thankfully, Father Christmas is merciful to his colleague from the acting company. Arddun remains unimpressed.