People love to drink with their coworkers because it combines two parts of their lives that are always in conflict: professionalism and acting completely unprofessional. It is a truly deadly combination when fellow employees are fueled by alcohol. It’s an even more huge debacle waiting to happen when that booze is provided by their employer and nobody has to pay for anything. Ergo the annual office Christmas party. As the most devastatingly inappropriate spectacle of the year, every business’s company party grows more and more infamous with each new hire. Every HR department’s worst nightmare is deciphering the legality of every facet of this celebration, but for most employees, their job is to toe the line between getting blacked out and giving their manager a lap dance versus being the lump of the party that goes home sober. This year will turn a new leaf on ways to have a great holiday party, while also not getting fired in the process.
HR can’t fire all of us, can they?