‘Tis the Season for Office Holiday Parties

December 12, 2011 | By | Comments (0)

Rule No. 1: Wear underwear. Rule No. 2: Don’t flash it while you’re dancing wildly on top of the receptionist’s desk.

You might think anyone who works in an office—as opposed to those who got fired this year for behaving inappropriately in an office setting—already knows these rules.  But they’re among the Wall Street Journal’s suggestions for navigating the holiday workplace. So…duly noted!

Other tips:

  • If you’re new, ask around (before the party) to find out what the dress code is—work casual? Sequins? You don’t want to be the only person who shows up wearing reindeer antlers. Or worse, the only one who doesn’t.
  • Don’t drink too much. It will only lead to dancing wildly on top of the receptionist’s desk.
  • Talk to your colleagues in the room, not to your cell phone. It’s really obnoxious to stand next to the punch bowl, texting or sending email.

How wild does the party get at your office? If a colleague started to behave inappropriately, would you try to rescue her? If so, how?

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