A Guide To Surviving The Office Christmas Party

Lucas-Blake-Xmas-office-party.jpgAuthor: Sophie Deering
Source: The Undercover Recruiter

Whether you love or loathe the annual office Christmas party, there are some definite do’s and don’t about how to behave while you’re there. After all, if you want to keep your job, it’s important that you don’t do anything that will offend anyone from work or show yourself up!

Lucas Blake have come up with a few simple rules about how to survive your office party this year. So make sure you stick to them to save any embarrassment or sticky situations!

1) Don’t go overboard at the bar

Yes, Christmas is the time of the year to be merry, but getting too drunk in front of your colleagues can be dangerous territory! Drinking too much could result in you doing or saying something that you will regret the next day, so don’t go overboard. You should never drink on empty stomach either, so make sure that you eat something substantial that will line your stomach. This is where the buffet will come in handy!

2) Stay hydrated

It’s Christmas, so you’re probably going to want to enjoy a drink or two, but make sure that you drink plenty of water with any alcohol you consume during the party. Not only will it prevent you from getting dehydrated, but it will combat the negative effects of alcohol and no one wants to wake up with a killer hangover!

3) Avoid the mistletoe

Office romances or dalliances can lead to a lot of awkwardness in the workplace, so make sure you don’t do anything you will regret! Inhibitions are lowered when alcohol is flowing and it’s easy to let your judgement slip, so try to control yourself when Dutch courage is telling you to take the plunge with your office crush.

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