‘Tis the season for holiday office parties! Whether you like it or not, it’s coming and it’s kind of customary to go. Thanks to the help of Business Insider, All Island Transportation has some do’s and don’ts to help you get through the party without turning into the office gossip.
Holiday Office Party Do’s
It is important to remember that although it has the word “party” in the title, it also has the word “office”. So you want to act appropriately as if you would at a formal event, not bar crawling with your buddies. Take our advice and follow this list.
Do watch your alcohol intake: This is very important because you don’t want to be the one that gets sick in front of your boss. It’s best to think that a holiday office party is not the place to test your limits. You might even have to work the next day. Try to limit your drinks and eat before the party. Whether or not there will be food, a full stomach will absorb the alcohol better.
Do dress properly: Dress to impress while staying conservative and work-like.
Do reach out to those you are not too familiar with: This is a great opportunity to branch out and show interest in those you work with.
Do have an exit strategy: If you have had a few too much to drink, calling a cab beforehand will work best. You don’t want to be standing around waiting for a ride to come up.
Holiday Office Party Don’ts
Don’t skip the party: The annual holiday office party might seem like a pain, but it is important that you go. It shows that you are trying and willing to be a part of the team. Your absence will only grow concern from fellow employees.
Don’t arrive on time: Especially if you don’t want to be there. Let the party liven up a bit before you arrive so you can avoid the awkwardness.
Don’t talk work related matters: You might think it is impossible to bring up since everyone has this in common. So try to expand your conversations. This is perfect for reaching out to your coworkers. Ask them about their families and what they like to do outside of work.
Stay Safe at Your Holiday Office Party
Since you’re not there to get drunk, you might think it is alright to drive home after a couple of cocktails. To be honest, you are better off finding another ride. During the holiday season police officers tend to crack down on drinking and driving. A “STOP DWI” campaign in Nassau County has already been in effect since this Thanksgiving weekend. Police officers plan to continue with this campaign throughout the holiday season. Let All Island Transportation keep you safe after your holiday office party. You can make a reservation with us and we can bring you to and from the party.