By now a lot of work places have had or are planning their works Christmas party. For the quiet person, this might be the time they feel a lot of pressure to conform and attend when all they want to do is be at home. For the extrovert, this is the perfect opportunity to let their hair down and let everyone know they are the life and soul of the party.
What to wear? For men, it is easy, for women, it is a few/several hours/days spend on the high street looking for something that they hope no one else will wear: plus the matching accessories and shoes.
The designated driver needs to be assigned, as there are some people who will drink to excess and still insist on driving home.
There are lots of dos and don'ts and on the whole, those who do attend can get to know their work colleagues in a different capacity and can even have that colleague become a friend.
For all types of colleagues who attend, it shows the bosses and your colleagues that you are a team player: it is a thank you from your company for working so hard through the year and it also very good for morale.
Hopefully, people will get through this day or night without too much embarrassment.