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Avoid Ending your Career at the Holiday Party

‘Tis the season to be jolly. It’s also that time of the year when we’re all faced with the office Holiday party. We often feel anxious about what to wear, how to behave, how much to consume, and how long to stay.

There are many approaches to avoiding a career-ending blunder in the presence of your boss and co-workers, yet they can all be summarized with one rule:

Keep the “workplace” in “workplace party.”

There’s no need to worry if you keep these things in mind:

    1. The workplace’s version of the 100 mile rule doesn’t apply (if you’re not actually in the office, you can do whatever you want). What happens at the Christmas party never, ever, stays at the Christmas party. Imagine how foolish you’d feel making YouTube’s Most Subscribed list.



















Above all else, keep an eye on risk/reward ratios. We often have much more to lose through an indiscretion at an office gathering than we have to gain. Always ask yourself: ‘What’s the worst that could happen?’

Disclaimer: Full disclosure necessitates that I admit to you that I’m one of those prudes. I don’t drink.

Written for Dumb Little Man by David B. Bohl, creator of Slow Down FAST. Visit David at the Slow Down Fast blog or join one of his monthly teleseminars. His next seminar is entitled, “5 Secrets to Success: How to Begin Living YOUR Life YOUR Way”.

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