office party + alcohol + the funky chicken = career suicide
‘tis the season and the holiday office party is around the corner. You and your co-workers got plans to get dolled up and party like it’s your birthday or like it’s 1999 depending on how old you are.
- try to bring sexy back. there’s no need to let it all hang-out just ‘cause you want to you look hawt. it’s still a “work” function so dress appropriately. keep it tasteful
- drink if it’s been known to result in you puking your guts out. having your co-worker hold your hair while you’re head is in the toilet is just wrong
- are you a loud drunk? maybe set a two drink limit then switch to virgin drinks ‘cause the entire office doesn’t need to know what you really think of your boss… including your boss
- drink if it often results in the urge to unleash your inner dancin’ machine on unsuspecting co-workers (read: don’t attempt to bust ol’ skool moves like the funky chicken, robot, worm, and vogue that is youtube or funniest home video worthy)
go ahead, look your best, have a drink or two, hit the dance floor and shake-what-your-mama-gave-ya. It’s the holidays and it’s a party! but keep in mind that just because you’re not in the office doesn’t mean that you’ve left the office behind – it’s still a ‘work’ function.
remember, the impression you leave on your co-workers and boss in a social setting may be a lasting one – it can end up being career limiting. so while you’re planing what to wear, what time to leave, you should plan to party and drink responsibly.
Look great, have fun and be safe.