Even if its theme isn’t The Office and you’re not stressed about finding the perfect gift as somebody’s Secret Santa, I’m sure there is something that makes you cringe whenever you think about that upcoming Christmas party.
It’s not that you don’t like the people you work with, because you really do. It’s just that there’s a difference between a ‘party’ and an ‘office party’. But your CEO doesn’t seem to know it. And when your managers and booze get together, well, trouble is bound to happen.
The party usually goes one of two ways. One, you carefully count the number of drinks you have and act like the perfectly responsible employee you know you are not. Or two, you go all-in and the next morning start looking for a new job. There’s no in-between.
But this gamble is just one of many, many reasons why office Christmas parties should not be a thing.