When you gotta go, you gotta go – Even if
your boss is named Ebenezer, you should show
up at your Company office party.
Eat, drink but don’t be too merry! – Probably
the most important ‘do’ at any office party. Be
aware that alcohol lowers your inhibitions and
may cause you to do something you regret.
Leave the mini skirt in the wardrobe – Leave
low-cut, short and sexy items of clothing in your
wardrobe. Not only will you catch a cold, but you
may also lose the respect of your co-workers.
Watch the clock – Arrive on time and don’t be
the last one found propping up the bar or asleep
in a corner.
Talk the talk – Parties are not the time to shrink into the wallpaper. Mingle and introduce yourself to everyone. Have some ice-breakers ready such as ‘What are you doing for Christmas?’.
Don’t flirt with the boss – This is an office
. party, not a singles bar and it will not advance your career. Also make sure you aren’t caught in any compromising positions with a hidden camera – trying to explain a slow dance with the MD may be difficult.
Beware of the office gossip – Under no
circumstances should you traffic in office gossip.
You never know who is standing behind you.
Grin and bear it – The party is being given for
your benefit, so be gracious, forget your paltry
Christmas bonus and leave your Grinch
personality at home for the evening.
Don’t talk shop – Remember that now is not
the time to ask your boss for that long awaited
promotion or pay rise. You honestly won’t get it!