I’ve been that person on quite a few occasions, the one that over indulges on the Christmas drinks and ends up mistakenly spilling the red wine all over the Managers partners white Christmas dress! Not good at all. Here are our top ten tips to ensure that you are not the talk of the office after the office Christmas Party.
Don’t drink too much
Try not to be fooled by the relaxed atmosphere, remember that you are still in a professional environment so act sensibly and tell your Team Leader so stop getting the Jagerbombs in! Remember less is more… until you leave your colleagues and head to the club that is!
Don’t tell the Manager you hate your job!
The office Christmas party is not the time or the place to start telling the management team that you hate your job, you’re not paid enough or it’s boring. Keep off the Jagerbombs… just don’t do it, you will regret it.
Don’t discuss your personal life
After a few drinks, this can easily happen. The fact you aren’t getting regular nookie at home doesn’t interest the MD’s wife :/ Or maybe it does, who knows! The office Christmas party is not the time or place to be having the heart to hearts!
Don’t bring a bad date
So you’re stood at the bar, you look over at the MD and your date for the night is twerking in his face singing ‘If you like it then you better put a ring on it’. Don’t tell her to stop, just run… really fast and never come back!
Do NOT do the David Brent
OK, so you might be a good dancer at home, or so you think you are. This doesn’t mean that you should show your fellow employees how to ‘body pop’ or ‘do the worm’. Do this alone if it makes you happy. Keep the moves a secret!
Stay clear of the HR ladies
Only when you have had a significant amount to drink of course! These ladies are powerful beyond measure and have an ear to those who hire and fire. Be nice, buy them a few drinks, then stay clear… well clear.
Don’t ask the DJ to play Happy Hardcore tracks.
Happy Hardcore is not meant for your office Christmas party, we know, we know it is good to reminisce, but pulling out the glow sticks and making Sandra the office Manager rave the night away won’t be forgotten in a hurry.
Stay clear of the Jagerbomb’s
I know, we have mentioned this before, but I think it’s important to mention it again. They do seem like a good option at the time however the hardcore tracks will get requested if you drink too many!
Leave the kebab for home time
Two drinks and you’re already in Munchies asking for a donor kebab with chips and garlic mayo! Come on, this isn’t a Saturday night out with your mates! Make sure you put something on your stomach beforehand and leave the kebab for 3am!
Don’t go back to the after party
Go home – seriously! You have had too many Jagerbombs, there is kebab all over your shirt and stink of garlic mayo! Go home, sleep it off and see you in the new year!