Office Party Season ..Again
Some Do's and Dont's
As the famous line goes …”IT’S’CHRISTMASSSS “ yes it is nearly upon us again.It seems to come along quicker each year .It also the green light for the office and works
party season to begin,the festive get together with your boss and fellow work colleagues to let your hair down and have a jolly good time.
As the alcohol flows and the music pounds it is important to join in and get down.But without being a party pooper you should also follow some loose rules
which will avoid you having more than a hangover,well after the festivities have passed.
Here are the Scotjobsnet guide of the Dos and Don’ts at the office Bash 2019.
Although the thought of attending a works party isn’t the most enthralling thing for some of you.Spending an evening with people we may not like or have much time for it is essential that you show face at the party. It is important as it illustrates your commitment to the company and to your boss .
It is also good for morale of your team and workmates. You never know you may make new friends and enjoy it.
Don’t get too Drunk
Probably the most important piece of advice we can give. When we see free booze it is natural to get wired into the generous hospitality -but copious amounts of wine, large measures of spirits and bottles of strong continental lagers are a recipe for drunkeness. Being merry is one thing but being drunk is another which will guarantee a hangover and a big dose of the blues and guilt beyond December 31st .It is healthy to let your hair down but
remember you may be monitored by your boss .Unfortunatley there will be some who will be desperate to remind you of your outrageous behaviour at a later date.
And with the advent of mobile phones and social media the last thing you want to see is any debauched action photos of yourself as the centre of comical derision for all to see.
Try to avoid the gossip mongers or spreading rumours. Don’t confess any to misdemeanours to your colleagues that you may have done as it will only potentially be used as ammunition . Best to keep things at an agreeable level - what you are doing over the festivities ,any holidays pencilled in or what your family has planned. If you feel things are going the way of whispers and chitter chatter look to avoid it by going for a dance or go and make a phone call. Even a bit of mingling is a good way of avoiding it.
Always dress appropriately when work is involved .In essence you are still at work despite it being a social occasion .So you don’t want to attract undue attention or any negative comments,so avoid anything to flamboyant or eye popping. Formal and casual are two words to keep in mind.
Although the night may not be your idea of fun, you should use it as a networking event to increase your profile amongst your bosses and superiors.You may not get other many opportunities to speak to them during the working year. Try not to be to pushy or informal .By being professional at this time of year may be the chance you need to impress them, as their are always promotions and new job openings arising within the company.
Don’t Leave to Early
Attending is important but try not to leave way too early as this will be noticed by all .You will likely be deemed anti -social ,a non team player and be talked about.
Remember the office night out will have been a planned event with a lot of organisation and effort put into it. An early exit will not go down well. See the night as a time to enjoy yourself and let your hair down a bit and celebrate with everyone, you will no doubt have a good night and be viewed as a good sort by all and sundry.