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Office Poll Ideas

My boss puts a poll on his whiteboard every month and I would like to gather some good ideas to propose for future polls.  Previous polls were favorite Christmas movie for December and favorite Seinfeld character.  I am thinking favorite Finance related movie but any other good ideas? We are a banking deal team, so can be hardcore finance nerd type polls too.

What’s your favorite cuisine?

What’s your favorite position?  (Talking baseball, of course)

What’s your favorite arbitrage transaction?

What’s your favorite subatomic particle?

What is your favorite competitive endeavor that involves sharp objects?

Who is your favorite pre-Raphaelite painter?  (Or, if you prefer, poet?)

What’s your favorite Jelly Belly flavor?  (Single beans only; no combinations.)

What is your favorite rodent?

Who is your favorite magician?

Where would you most like to visit that you can reach on foot?  (It doesn’t have to be a practical walk – 4,000 km would be perfectly OK – but it cannot require other modes of transportation such as boats or planes.)

In what foreign language do you wish that you were fluent?

To what type of health care professional would you most like to be married?

What’s your favorite chili pepper?  (If the group doesn’t like chilies by and large, substitute, “What’s your favorite herb?”)

Who’s your favorite panelist on “Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me”?

If you agreed to meet a friend in 10 years anywhere in the world, where would you agree to meet?

What is your favorite thing to throw when you’re angry?

What is your favorite poisonous plant?

Which comic strip character most resembles you?

And  so on.

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Pro-life or pro-choice? 

Support gay marriage or no?

Black lives matter or all lives matter?

Ect ect

We’re gonna win so much, you may even get tired of winning. And you’ll say, 'Please, please. It’s too much winning. We can’t take it anymore. Mr. President, it’s too much.' And I’ll say, 'No, it isn’t!' We have to keep winning!

$100k but the only thing you can use to cook food for the rest of your life is a microwave. Take or leave 

$50k but you have to drink 18 cans of full fat coke every day for the rest of 2019. Take or leave 

$2m but for the rest of your career before every client meeting or interview you have to eat a family bag of pickled onion chips. No gum or mints allowed and you can only wash your hands after the meetings. Take or leave 

$20m but you have to post 10 year challenge of your best mate’s dead relative, 1 old pic of them and a pic of their grave.  You can never tell you friend why you did it. Take or leave 

No, no, yes (wouldn’t do any more client meetings or interview if I had $2mm), yes

We’re gonna win so much, you may even get tired of winning. And you’ll say, 'Please, please. It’s too much winning. We can’t take it anymore. Mr. President, it’s too much.' And I’ll say, 'No, it isn’t!' We have to keep winning!

One poll we had at a job long ago was, how much money would it take for you to sleep with the boss and let him it all to you? I said I’ll pass, consensus was around $1mm but we had one outlier who said he’d do it for $2k

We’re gonna win so much, you may even get tired of winning. And you’ll say, 'Please, please. It’s too much winning. We can’t take it anymore. Mr. President, it’s too much.' And I’ll say, 'No, it isn’t!' We have to keep winning!

id do the 20m.

I love my cheese. I got to have my cheddar.

Oxypowder or Ex-Lax?

Wipe or bidet?

No, no, yes, yes.  The first two seem way worse than the latter two.

Would you rather be able to fly or turn yourself invisible?

Why is everyone else giving only dichotomous questions?

Such a lack of imagination!

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How about a poll to find out how many people dislike the polls? Then you can do better things with your time.

Oh no, you don't want to mess with a guy thats riding on a buffalo.

i think we should do a daily poll in af on random ****.

it would be a nice feature to add!

I love my cheese. I got to have my cheddar.

We could make a market on Nery’s 40% compounded portfolio return. I am rooting for you buddy. Naturally, this would require that you post bank statements and tax returns in public. 

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Interesting that you lads would do the 10 year challenge one, you guys are cold as ice.

$500k but you must go into work tomorrow and accuse a random innocent team mate of sexual harassment. The claim is taken very seriously, they lose their job and can never find work again, their well-being deteriorates and they become homeless.

$250k but you can never use headphones/earphones for the rest of your life.

$5m but you have to host a luxury music festival on a tropical island on the 1st June 2019. If you fail to successfully organise the festival you go to jail for 6 years. 

$1m but you must take a hit of heroin by injection once a month for a year 

$1m

Today at work an alarm will sound signalling that you have 3 minutes to masturbate and ejaculate.

you cannot use the toilet/store cupboard/ meeting room/ office or any other private spaces.

failure to reach your goal in the 3 minutes from the alarm results in you being fired and having to pay back your last 12 months salary

take or leave 

Gringo these are great polls, I lol’d. 

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Only ones I could say yes to are no headphones and the heroine one, those seemed unusually easy tbh, picked onion thing was questionable but the taste of the chips seems like it would gross me out during the eating.

#FreeCVM #FreeTurd #2007-2017

For gringo’s no to all but the heroin, depends on how much heroin

We’re gonna win so much, you may even get tired of winning. And you’ll say, 'Please, please. It’s too much winning. We can’t take it anymore. Mr. President, it’s too much.' And I’ll say, 'No, it isn’t!' We have to keep winning!

ohai wrote:

We could make a market on Nery’s 40% compounded portfolio return. I am rooting for you buddy. Naturally, this would require that you post bank statements and tax returns in public. 

lol my overall net worth investment cagr once you deduct contributions is in mid 20s. my real estate investment in late 2012 is what pulled it up and is the majority of the performance. in comparison S&P 500 had a 12% cagr, once you include tax savings its prolly 15%.

relative to your levered etf strategy. you made 22% cagr in same time period. but knowing you, you were prolly late in the game.

I love my cheese. I got to have my cheddar.

you guys would run the risk of getting hooked on the skag?  I think i’d need more than a million for that one

$2m but the only clothes you can wear for the next 10 years is a superhero costume.  Interviews, weddings, funerals. No exceptions.

$1m but the life expectancy of every single one of your friends or families current and future pets halves.

$100k but you have to spend the next 10 days in a coffin.  Water and vegan food will be supplied via tubes into your mouth.  The coffin is sealed tight.

$5m but the rest of the population of your country immediately goes onto a 60% flat income tax bracket for a period of 5 years. Yours will be 10%.  Everyone will know that you caused this as the Daily Mail will grass you up by running a front page headline. 

Griingo wrote:

you guys would run the risk of getting hooked on the skag?  I think i’d need more than a million for that one

Yeah, it’s the main risk but for a $M I’d trust my odds.  I partied very hard growing up although always did everything but H for that reason, but was always able to manage around dependencies and was able to quit smoking cold turkey after 8 years when I just decided I didn’t want to anymore.  Plus, it’s all how you frame it, for certain subset’s free H is a bonus and if all else fails I”ll just blow the $1M on rehab and walk away with one great year followed by one bad one.

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Griingo wrote:

$2m but the only clothes you can wear for the next 10 years is a superhero costume.  Interviews, weddings, funerals. No exceptions.

$1m but the life expectancy of every single one of your friends or families current and future pets halves.

$100k but you have to spend the next 10 days in a coffin.  Water and vegan food will be supplied via tubes into your mouth.  The coffin is sealed tight.

$5m but the rest of the population of your country immediately goes onto a 60% flat income tax bracket for a period of 5 years. Yours will be 10%.  Everyone will know that you caused this as the Daily Mail will grass you up by running a front page headline. 

1) Does it have to be the same super hero or can I alternate?

2) With the pets one would my friends know?  I would do it in a heartbeat for my own pets, but wouldn’t want backlash from friends and family.

3) Would do the coffin, could use the sleep.

4) Yes would do it just to hear Ohai freaking out.

Also are these pre or post tax numbers?

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$75k but every day for the rest of the year you be required to set off fireworks from your back garden at 10pm.  You will be supplied with the fireworks.  Your firework display will last 3 minutes each night.

$3m but you can only sleep between the hours of 1-5am.  This will go on for a period of 10 years. If you sleep for even 1 minute outwith these hours you will forfeit the cash.

$100k but you must return 1 serve from Roger Federer out of 20 attempts.  He will be trying his absolute hardest and on the top of his game. If you fail to do so, both your legs will be broken by 2 bouncers from Glasgow.  

$80k but you must watch a video of the last time your parents had sex, in HD.

Black Swan wrote:

Griingo wrote:

you guys would run the risk of getting hooked on the skag?  I think i’d need more than a million for that one

Yeah, it’s the main risk but for a $M I’d trust my odds.  I partied very hard growing up although always did everything but H for that reason, but was always able to manage around dependencies and was able to quit smoking cold turkey after 8 years when I just decided I didn’t want to anymore.  Plus, it’s all how you frame it, for certain subset’s free H is a bonus and if all else fails I”ll just blow the $1M on rehab and walk away with one great year followed by one bad one.

That’s quite a ballsy bet on your ability to kick the addiction.    

Black Swan wrote:

Griingo wrote:

$2m but the only clothes you can wear for the next 10 years is a superhero costume.  Interviews, weddings, funerals. No exceptions.

$1m but the life expectancy of every single one of your friends or families current and future pets halves.

$100k but you have to spend the next 10 days in a coffin.  Water and vegan food will be supplied via tubes into your mouth.  The coffin is sealed tight.

$5m but the rest of the population of your country immediately goes onto a 60% flat income tax bracket for a period of 5 years. Yours will be 10%.  Everyone will know that you caused this as the Daily Mail will grass you up by running a front page headline. 

1) Does it have to be the same super hero or can I alternate?

2) With the pets one would my friends know?  I would do it in a heartbeat for my own pets, but wouldn’t want backlash from friends and family.

3) Would do the coffin, could use the sleep.

4) Yes would do it just to hear Ohai freaking out.

Also are these pre or post tax numbers?

1) you can alternate

2) Only you would know

The numbers are all post tax.  I still can’t get over the fact that people need to pay tax on lottery wins in the US. In the UK and Europe you don’t

Gotta pass on that last batch.

#FreeCVM #FreeTurd #2007-2017

lol also our winnings is like a future value number. the present value and real win is half. lol

I love my cheese. I got to have my cheddar.

Griingo wrote:

Black Swan wrote:

Griingo wrote:

$2m but the only clothes you can wear for the next 10 years is a superhero costume.  Interviews, weddings, funerals. No exceptions.

$1m but the life expectancy of every single one of your friends or families current and future pets halves.

$100k but you have to spend the next 10 days in a coffin.  Water and vegan food will be supplied via tubes into your mouth.  The coffin is sealed tight.

$5m but the rest of the population of your country immediately goes onto a 60% flat income tax bracket for a period of 5 years. Yours will be 10%.  Everyone will know that you caused this as the Daily Mail will grass you up by running a front page headline. 

1) Does it have to be the same super hero or can I alternate?

2) With the pets one would my friends know?  I would do it in a heartbeat for my own pets, but wouldn’t want backlash from friends and family.

3) Would do the coffin, could use the sleep.

4) Yes would do it just to hear Ohai freaking out.

Also are these pre or post tax numbers?

1) you can alternate

2) Only you would know

The numbers are all post tax.  I still can’t get over the fact that people need to pay tax on lottery wins in the US. In the UK and Europe you don’t

Would probably do the superhero and pets.

#FreeCVM #FreeTurd #2007-2017

$5m but for the rest of your life the only music you can listen to is Maroon 5. 

$3k but during the superbowl you need to consume either 18 Starbucks espressos or 16 cans of Red Bull.

$3m but there’s been a change to the superbowl half time show.  You’re performing….. a series of white power anthems……dressed as a neo nazi.  You will be guaranteed security and a helicopter out of the stadium.