at micks work they buy the person a cake of their own choosing. id chuck a sicky on my birthday if my work place was stingy like that! hehe.
when i was working at preschool we had a birthday chart and names were drawn out of a hat and matched up to another staff member where you have to buy that person a $5 cake and a $10 gift. that way everyone got something and you only had to do it once a year. it made us all feel very special- even though cake is a common occurence in preschools and god help us if there are two or three kids born on the same day! three lots of 'taste testing'
I know lots of places where people take their own cakes for a celebration... but I mostly work as a contractor in Government ... so there's no way I'd want my tax dollar buying birthday cakes, leaving cakes, got engaged cakes, promotion cakes etc.
Just keep moving! And don't be lazy... ------------------------ SW: 74.3kg - 1/1/09 CW: 71.1kg - 3/5/09 GW 62kg