13 Tips For Enjoying The Office Holiday Party Without Losing Your Job

December 12, 2013  |  
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If you’re working the average 9 to 5, one of the things you have to look forward to at this time of the year is the annual office holiday party.  Maybe your party isn’t as fun as the shindigs thrown by the Party Planning Committee of Dunder Mifflin on The Office, but at least you can watch your boss dance totally off beat and your co-workers make drunken fools of themselves.  There’s a balance to avoid making a fool of yourself while making your own fun.  Unsure of how to hold your own? Check out 13 ways to keep it professional while still getting the party popping:

Mingle a little with EVERYONE, even those you don’t know.

As with any party, if you spend your night in a corner tweeting about how lame your office party is, the chances are you’re looking just as lame.  You don’t want to play bouncer at the dessert table with the one co-worker you actually like either. Even I’m still getting used to this, but try to mingle and make small talk with different people. Bring up popular news topics or keep the conversation to the holidays and ask about plans with friends and families.

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