#10 – Holiday Office Parties
I have attended a total of 1 corporate holiday party. That event was enough corporate schmoozing to last me a lifetime. Nothing is more awkward than bringing a group of people and their significant others together once a year with an open bar. From small talk about crap no one cares about to jabs from work rivals, nothing can make you work life more awkward than an office sponsored party with people you rarely want to see during work hours.
And while it might seem like a great gesture for a company to throw a celebration for its employees, if those employees are not careful this festive holiday get together into an evening full of career choices that might not lead you up the corporate ladder and instead send you down the corporate trash shoot.
So how do you navigate the office holiday party and avoid making a complete fool out of yourself? Consider these guidelines from Essence.com:
- Do attend
- Do remember it is a work function
- Don’t over drink
- Don’t hookup with anyone
- Do Dress to impress
- Do mingle
- Do avoid “shop talk”
For some holiday office fun, try playing Company Holiday Party.
If worse comes to worse you could always end up like this….