10 Holiday Office Party Sins You Don’t Want To Commit

Holiday office parties can be a great time for networking and really getting to know the people you work with as well as those in higher positions in the company. But the office holiday party can also be an opportunity to easily make a lot of career mistakes, one drink at a time.  In a recent national survey by nonprofit Caron Treatment Centers, more than half the people who’ve attended work-related outings say they’ve observed the following among colleagues under the influence of alcohol:

  • Seen someone flirt with a co-worker or supervisor (30%)
  • Heard a colleague or supervisor share inappropriate details about themselves or a co-worker (26%)
  • Witnessed someone arguing or becoming aggressive with a colleague or supervisor (19%)
  • Learned of co-workers or supervisors engaging in sexual activity while under the influence of alcohol (9%)
There are many traps you can easily fall into at the office holiday party, so here is our guide so you can be aware of them.
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