Ho-Ho-Uh-Oh: Wacky Behavior at Company Parties
When it comes to year-end company parties, many would say they’ve seen it all. A new survey from The Creative Group asked advertising and marketing executives to recount the wackiest or most outrageous things they have heard of an employee doing at a company event. Here are some of their responses:
- Someone drove a golf cart into a river but jumped out before the cart went into the water
- A person rode naked on a Ferris wheel
- We caught an employee going through everyone’s desk while we were partying
- All bosses wore boxer briefs
- Someone sported all red at a black and white affair
- An employee dressed up as a wrestler
- Someone came to the party accompanied by his pet python
- One coworker came to a holiday party with a bag of Tupperware so she could take home all the leftovers
- Coworkers were competing on the dance floor to see who could do the best moves, it turned into a fight, and they were both let go for inappropriate behavior
- Two coworkers decided the holiday party was the perfect time to hash out their differences with an all-out fist fight
- Two coworkers got engaged
The Creative Group offers five tips for putting your best foot forward at company parties:
- Consider your ‘plus one’ carefully. When a celebration is for employees only, it’s a definite faux pas to bring a date. Also, if your significant other is a wild card at parties, it’s probably best to go solo.
- Ditch the Santa suit. It’s ok to be festive, but don’t wear anything too outrageous or revealing. Find out what the dress code is and keep to it.
- Stick to your limit. If alcohol is served, drink in moderation and don’t pressure others who choose to abstain.
- Avoid sharing TMI. It’s natural to let your guard down during casual get-togethers, but there’s no reason to start divulging secrets. Keep the conversation upbeat and avoid cringe worthy topics.
- Don’t play paparazzi. It’s fun to take photos at group events, but refrain from posting embarrassing pictures of your co-workers on social media. If you want to share photos, be sure to get permission from your work team first.
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