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Wednesday, January 1, 2014
How Not to Behave in Front of Co-Workers
Office holiday parties are an annual tradition, whether they’re a potluck among the cubicles or a more elaborate affair complete with a DJ and a chicken dinner.
But no matter what kind of soiree you’re planning on attending this year, there are a few things you need to remember in order to avoid damaging your career.
I know, I know. You feel like you know how to behave at an office party. That’s what some of these people probably said and then ended up on YouTube and Flickr, their stupid escapades captured for all time.
So let’s go over the rules one more time…..
Never dance alone. It’s OK to boogie like it’s 1999 when you’re at home with Just Dance 4 and the B-52s, but doing so at any company gathering is sure to get you posted on YouTube. This rule is even more important if you’re the boss, because it will be posted so many times on YouTube and Twitter and Facebook you’ll become a trending topic overnight.
Fluorescent lights make everything worse. If you think your Michael Jackson moves are embarrassing on a barely-lit dance floor, they’re even worse in the middle of the office where cubicles and desks provide a glaring backdrop. If your office party is on the premises, it’s even more important that you don’t make a fool of yourself dancing alone. 3. No stunt work.Yes, you’ve always wanted to slide (see more here)