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    Chairman of the bored Maister's avatar
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    Office holiday party tips

    It's that time of year once again. Anyone got any helpful suggestions on behaviors to avoid during office holiday parties?
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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    It's that time of year once again. Anyone got any helpful suggestions on behaviors to avoid during office holiday parties?
    Using words like "Oh, you work here too" and "Thank, but I think I will just take the whole bottle of wine" tend to be on the bad side.
    "A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong, gives it a superficial appearance of being right, and raises at first a formidable outcry in defense of custom. Time makes more converts than reason." - Thomas Paine Common Sense.

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    1) Do not bring mistletoe to the office party.
    2) Do not comment on the attractiveness or unattractiveness of people at the party, and especially on their "do-ability"
    3) Do not hide a vidoeo camera in an Elf on the Shelf in the copy room.
    4) Don't get drunk. If you do, call a taxi to take you home.
    5) Keep the details of the office party to a minimum when relating them later to your spouse. Better yet, bring spouse along so you stay out of trouble.
    "I am very good at reading women, but I get into trouble for using the Braille method."

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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    It's that time of year once again. Anyone got any helpful suggestions on behaviors to avoid during office holiday parties?
    An office party is not really a party. It's a "dog and pony show".

    The whole time you're there, pretend that you're an actor playing the role of an employee who'd most likely to get a promotion later. Pretend that everything you do and say is being video recorded. Unfortunately, there's often some D who secretly does that.

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    In our case it's a sit down lunch thing. Don't be the first to show up, you don't know if one of the commissioners will set next to you. Don't be the last to show up, you'll be sitting next to that one commissioner.
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    and don't be an @$$ and not go

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    You have to go! Otherwise everyone will wonder why you're not there suffering like the rest of them or someone like LP will yell at you tomorrow for missing all the fun.
    I don't pretend to understand Brannigan's Law. I merely enforce it.

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    Quote Originally posted by luckless pedestrian View post
    and don't be an @$$ and not go
    And don't be an @$$ and get drunk.
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    Quote Originally posted by kjel View post
    And don't be an @$$ and get drunk.
    but drink a little...
    How do I know you are who you think you are?

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    Don't tell you boss how you really feel
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    Don't be the first to leave. Don't be the last to leave.

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    Quote Originally posted by otterpop View post
    4) Don't get drunk.
    Really???? I've been doing staff parties wrong my whole life.

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