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Fear & Loathing: The Office Holiday Party. 10 Landmines to Avoid

on 08/12/10 at 1:46 pm

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There’s a reason a lot of workers dread holiday parties and it’s because “fun” and “making sure you can continue to pay your bills” rarely mix in a copacetic manner.

Can you drink? Must you wear a tie? What if you say the wrong thing? What if your manager says you should loosen up but doesnt really mean it? What if you make a bad joke? Do you have to be nice to the vice president that always calls you “Bob” when your name is “Brian”?

To some, it feels like walking a tightrope and it’s reason enough to just want to stay home.

But you can’t. Or it is at least considered ill-advised by HR professionals and those people who hired you and are footing the bill for the party.

You’re going to have to show up, and you’ll have to clean up your mess if you blow it.

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