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How to Act at Your Company Holiday Party

Posted by Gabrielle Ricci on Nov 29, 2016 2:30:00 PM
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It's that time of the year again: endless baked goods, weird coworker gift exchanges, client outings and...company holiday parties. Company holiday parties can be both a blessing and a curse. The blessing? The open bar and appetizers that you can't/won't make at home. The curse? The open bar and having to mingle with the coworkers that you don't actually like. 

While I can't really help you deal with the person in your department that you hate because they heat up fish in the microwave, I can tell you how to act at these company holiday parties. Hey, maybe I can help you look good enough for a potential promotion. Or maybe I am just creating this list to have something to reference in a few weeks. 

Anyway, I've compiled a list of do's and don'ts for you to follow as you ring in the holiday season with a cocktail in hand. 

1. Sip, don't chug.

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2. Drink two drinks less than your boss.

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 3. Keep attire professional. The networking game doesn't stop.

patrick in a suit

 4. Don't double fist. This isn't a college frat party.

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5. If you have work the next day, make sure you show up.

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6. Don't arrive first. Trust me, everyone already knows you're a try-hard.

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7. Don't be the mistletoe human.

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 8. Don't bring up that raise you want. Now is not the time.

where's my money

9. Make sure there is always someone drunker than you.

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10. Take the shots, but don't order them.

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11. Spouse: an acceptable plus one. Human you met last week: not acceptable, why would you even consider it?

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12. Take pictures of the people not following these tips.

Why are you crying, Britney?

Not sure if this is enough? Follow VenueBook's Twitter page for a few more tips before party season starts!  

Happy Holidays, Folks!

Peace and Chicken Grease,

Gabs

Topics: Life, Corporate Events