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Office potlucks - please explain to an ignorant Brit

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Office potlucks - please explain to an ignorant Brit

Peg | Nov 5, 2008 11:30 AM

I see a fair number of posts mentioning 'office potlucks' - now I know what a potuck is (I think - eveyone brings along whaever they want to share?) - but in an office? How does that work? Are these big offices? (I work in an office of 200 people).
Does EVERYONE take part? What happens about health and safety rules? (assuming you have these in the US like we do in the UK). I see mention of 'no fridge' - where do people store the food? Is hot food provided? How? Is food just laid out somewhere at a certain time?
Sorry about all the questions - it just sounds a fun thing to do, but I can't imagine anything other than chaos, food poisoning and mess.

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