I have been working for a company for more than five years. It is a fairly small company with less than ten employees.
Yesterday, I overheard one of my colleagues discussing about a surprise party they are going to throw on my birthday. I really felt honored and it made me proud to work for such a company which wants to make my day special.
BUT I am a big disbeliever of celebrating birthdays (Do not ask me why) and I do not want my birthday celebrated anywhere. Neither I want someone wishing me on my birthday. Having said all that,
how do I politely tell the management to avoid party of any kind on my birthday?