Each year, your company throws a huge Christmas party in celebration of what a great year you’ve had. With this celebration comes the risk of embarrassing the hell out of yourself by drinking too much, or acting like a total asshole. Then, you’re left contemplating what verbiage to use in your resignation letter on Monday…No worries, though! We have a few tips to help you get through this holiday party like a champ!
Limit Your Alcohol Intake
If your office is cool enough to provide alcohol for the party, feel free to indulge. However, after a long stressful work week, it’s tempting to just toss ‘em back like there’s no tomorrow. Be sure to carefully monitor the number of drinks you consume, though, and drink plenty of water in between. It’s far too easy to be one shot away from a table dancing karaoke superstar. You don’t want to be that guy.
Have Important Conversations
his is the best time to really connect with your boss and the higher-ups. They aren’t swamped with phone calls or other tasks that take up every bit of their time. Have one drink, relax, and casually start up conversation about your goals for the future. You never know where it could take you.
Don’t Sleep With Your Coworkers (Seriously)
The hot brunette that sits a few desks away may flirt with you all week and constantly send you hilarious memes, but don’t let that turn into a drunken release of sexual tension. Seriously, just don’t go there. Best case scenario, you date a few months before you both realize it was more fun to flirt across the office. Worst case, God forbid, you can say goodbye to the funny memes, which is probably the only way you find sanity during your work day.
Keep these three tips in mind and you’ll be well equipped to survive the festivities. This year, you can take comfort in knowing your job will be safe after the annual holiday bash. Plus, you can walk in and out unscathed, and on Monday, you’ll hear all about “that guy” at the party, which thankfully won’t be you! You’re welcome!