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11 Tips on how to Survive a Work Christmas Party

HOW TO SURVIVE THE WORK CHRISTMAS PARTY Christmas parties are notoriously fun, sure. They're also fraught with danger. Don't get a career ending shrapnel wound by throwing a social grenade. Our guide helps you avoid the common pitfalls and mishaps of the uninformed. MAKE TIME FOR BREAKFAST. It's a big day, especially if you're popping that Christmas party cherry. Christmas parties are no place for the fatigued and undernourished. Be ready and line that belly with lots of carbs in preparation. TURN UP. Cnte AI Calendars 25 26 27 28 29 30 1 8. December 2013 Obvious but essential. You will be viewed as 3 suspicious if you don't, much like half of the BBC's staff and 70s DJs, ahem. Excuses never wash and your tardiness will do you no favors back in the office. Get involved. 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 3 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 30 31 • 1930 Work Christmas Party! DRESS APPROPRIATELY. It's a tough call. As a general rule of thumb, if you look like Jim Carey and Jeff Daniels going to the charity function in dumb and dumber, tone it down. If you look like Sylvester Stallone training in Rocky, think bigger. Find the middle ground. DON'T GET TOO SMASHED. If you're a massive advocate of drinking and the general fun and frolics that ensue, remember the key is to remember your surroundings. Your mate Dave finds it hilarious when you vomit on the dance floor and expose yourself at the bar. Your boss won't. CHAT. BEHAVE. We all know the leash is loosened at the works doo and what is taboo in the office is, almost, encouraged at the Christmas party. However, one must adhere to the rules around chat etiquette. If you're a budding racist, sexual deviant or even a tremendous gossip, keep that at home. Karen from accounts has no interest in the size of your manhood and Geoff doesn't want to hear your views on immigration. Keep it for the sex forums and EDL meetings. BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU POST. Post onera Ra Facebook Our head of accounts is really drunk right now! Canse Friencs Like a magpie to its shiny Mecca, the temptation to post on social networking sites whilst under the influence is overwhelming. Remember the consequences. What seemed harmless, "Dave's just stolen a gnome", will actually lead to, "Dave's just received his P45 and a criminal charge". Think. Don't drink and Facebook. QWERTYUIOP ASDFGHJK DON'T MAKE A "WINCE BUY'. In some offices it's customary to exchange gifts on the works Christmas outing. Dangerous and amusing all rolled into one. If your office follows such a tradition here's some good advice. Keep it clean, funny is fine but not offensive. If you're buying Sue, who has a rather obvious bit of lip fuzz a razor and shaving cream, you've crossed the line. DON'T BE A MISTLE-HOE. 10 Ah, copping off with a colleague at the Xmas bash. It seems like it's the one, the settings perfect. You're looking sharp, on top form with un-returnable wit and plus you've had a mini crush on them for ages. STOP. Control your libido. Try explaining to the boss why you don't want to ask them for the figures because you're worried about your drunken fumbling performance. You see how that goes down. Be Don Draper, not Don Raper. PLAN AHEAD. Live in the sticks or outside the accepted staggering catchment area? You need to do a bit of forward thinking. Book that taxi up. No one wants to get caught short once the night has finished and have to ask the creepy guy, who you have little to no idea what he actually does in the office, if you can crash on his sofa. That's a missing persons listing waiting to happen. SAY THANKS. We were all schooled, I hope, in the execution of manners. Let's make Ma and Pa proud and apply them throughout the evening like good human beings. If you're unfamiliar with the art of 'please' and 'thank you' then, quite frankly, there's no hope for you. You're a shambles. Thank You! PLAN A HANGOVER CURE. It doesn't take Nostradamus to predict the morning after's likely to be ill fated after the night of debauchery before. If you're in any fit state, a pint of water, Alka Seltzer and Berocca before hitting the hay is a good preventer. However, should you fail to do this plenty of fluids and sugary foods have seen me good in the past. Make no solid commitments the day after, a common but, fatal mistake. BesaQpetens Reflectdigital W: | T: 0844 8705204 A: 21 HOLLINGWORTH COURT, TURKEY MILL, ASHFORD ROAD, MAIDSTONE, KENT, ME14 5PP

11 Tips on how to Survive a Work Christmas Party

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With the buzz of christmas party excitement in the air, at Reflect Digital, we have come up with a "how to" guide for surviving the annual office christmas party.


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