Saturday, December 13, 2008

Things you shouldn't do at a Staff Christmas Party...

So I recently went to my staff xmas party and I had quite a good time. And of course, there were the select few who may have had a little 'too good of a time'. When the alcohol is free and flowing, you will always have those people who take full advantage of the situation but end making rather large...IDIOTS of themselves.

So, taking inspiration from this party I have dedicated this post to 'Things you shouldn't do at a staff xmas party."

Scenario 1. Don't overdrink.
If you're a light drinker perhaps start slow and limit the amount you drink. I know times are tough at the moment, with the word 'recession' on everyone's lips, however that doesn't mean you should stock up in excess of everything when it's available, especially when we're talking about consuming copious amounts of alchohol.

"Why" you ask, a particular person in this example you don't want to have the alcohol hit you all in one go, be slumped over the table unable to support your own head weight, swaying back and forth while you struggle to keep your eyes open and oh, try to hold down the alcohol that you just drunk. Then of course, realising how absolutely sloshed you are, start crying because you know how bad this is going to get and then have to run to the bathroom where you mates are stuck propping you up over the toilet as you vomit in your hair and they wipe it off you face...oh, did I mention this is all happening as your General Manager is watching??? Can we say, "promotion down the toilet along with that spew of yours".

Scenario 2: You shouldn't flirt with you boss no matter how far you think it's going to get you. No body likes a brown noser and I am pretty sure your boss isn't too keen on any sexual harrasment charges either.

Scenario 3: You shouldn't tell people what you really think of them.
Yes, everyone's loose and having a good time, but one sure way of ruining that is by telling the person you really can't stand what an absolute tool they are and how you think they are not worth the mud your standing on. Nope, not a good team building exercise.

Scenario 4: Don't get on the dancefloor like nobody's watching.
People are watching and they're called your work mates. And trust me, they will never let you live it down if you start doing dirty dancing moves with everyone else on the floor. Not the time or place???

Scenario 5: Don't forget to dress appropriately.
After all this is still a work function. It's best to say, leave any thing skin hugging, body exposing, latex wearing outfits in the closet. Save it for the bedroom. Again, there will be photos going around the office for years to come. Let's not regret it.

And finally...

Scenario 6: Don't hook up with your work mates.
Again, everyone is having a good time, inhibitions are flying but so will your diginity and professionalism. It's hard trying to get back to normal work practice after a work function hook up, not to mention the chatter it will provoke. These little flings are best left for after work expeditions.

So what have you seen that should never be done at a work party/function???


Simplicity said...

Oh man I know EXACTLY what you're talking about and every single one of these happened at my Christmas party on Friday!

One girl in particular was in the middle of the dance floor with her skirt around her waist...I swear! Her dress looked like a kind of scrungy and after dancing a little bit...up it rode and she just kept dancing. And stumbling.

Hope you had a great time!

Marquetta said...

Dress appropriately. Most Christmas parties are dressy. This is not an excuse to slut it up.

TinaAKAPeachez said...

We are having our Christmas party next week, I will keep your list of "No's" in the back of my mind. LOL

You have been tagged :D

Welcome to the Christmas edition of getting to know your friends. Okay, here's what you're supposed to do, and try not to be a SCROOGE!!! Just copy this entire entry and paste into a new blog post on your site. Change all the answers so that they apply to you. Then tag 3 of your blogging friends so that you can learn a little about them.

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Wrapping paper - Even though I absolutely HATE wrapping presents, I will not allow myself to take the easy way out when it comes to Christmas presents.
2. Real tree or Artificial? Artificial. I love the smell of real ones, but cannot stand the needles that get stuck in the carpet and tracked all over the house.
3. When do you put up the tree? Normally it is up the day after Thanksgiving. With us buying the new house this year, the tree didn't get put up until last week.
5. Do you like eggnog? Love it! Don’t forget a dash of ground nutmeg on top!
6. Favorite gift received as a child? Jelly Shoes - I wanted them so badly and was ecstatic when Santa brought them to me.
7. Hardest person to buy for? My Mother-in-law. What do you buy a woman who has everything she wants?
8. Easiest person to buy for? Amber - Buying for a 3 year old princess is simple!
9. Do you have a nativity scene? Yes!
10. Mail or email Christmas cards? Both. I mail cards to my close friends and family. Then I email everyone on my contact list.
11.Worst Christmas gift you ever received? Underwear with the days of the week on them - When I was a teenager
12. Favorite Christmas Movie? A Christmas Story
13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? Black Friday
14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Yes, I have regifted some clothing that didn't fit me.
15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Pumpkin Pie
16. Lights on the tree? I like white lights, but the kids talked me into colored ones this year.
17. Favorite Christmas song? Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer
18.Travel at Christmas or stay home? We "travel" for Christmas every year. Not far, but 3 houses in 2 days (not counting ours) is a little much.
19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer? Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Comet, Cupid, Rudolph - Nope I sure can't
20. Angel on the tree top or a star? Angel
21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? Both - Since we have so many places to go, we usually end up opening gifts on Christmas eve & Christmas day
22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year? Not being able to "run" into the store for one item - You get stuck in line forever
23. Favorite ornament theme or color? I have all of the ornaments from when I was a kid. I love pulling them out every year
24. Favorite for Christmas dinner? I am not a ham or turkey person. I would much rather have an Italian dinner (Lots of Pasta!)
25. What do you want for Christmas this year? To spend a wonderful day with my family