Christmas Office Party Etiquette – 5 Must-Read Tips!
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Christmas Office Party Etiquette – 5 Must-Read Tips!

It's December, and if you work in any kind of office environment at all, you've probably already received an email about the forced merriment you are about to endure with your coworkers on a Friday night that should have been your own. And you might want to play fast and loose with those drink tickets. Word of advice: Don't. What happens at the office holiday party is going to be the main subject of gossip come Monday... So follow these rules for a stress-free, gossip-minimal start to the week! Screen Shot 2015-12-11 at 3.11.15 PM Go Slow Everybody loves a margarita, especially when it's on the company. But, whatever you do, don't drink too fast! No one wants to be seen throwing up in front of their boss. But also: Don't leave early. Wait until everyone else gets so drunk they start messing up and steal their secrets. (That advice is a gift from us to you.) Avoid Talking Work There is a time and a place for frank discussion of your companies failings; perhaps in a well contrived email or short PowerPoint presentation, but probably not as a hate filled drunken speech in which you refer to your boss as something unutterable! Dress Right The only items of clothing you should be removing are your hat and coat. Exposure of any kind should be avoided. 'Nuff said. Make Your Secret Santa Gift a Good One The rules of this are tricky depending on if you have to reveal your identity at the end. However, if you get to remain anonymous, it’s a pot of Pringles and lottery tickets for Mark from Accounts Receivable. Plan Your Exit Above all, know when to bow out gracefully. As a simple equation to guide you – the last one left standing is the one least likely to be standing come January. Consider pre-booking a taxi.  
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