Does this sound familiar ?
In a poll of 1000 workers, employee benefits consultancy Perkbox found that just over a quarter (27%) of respondents aren’t keen on the idea of work Christmas parties, because they don’t believe employees should be ‘forced’ into fun at the whims of their bosses.
A third said they don’t enjoy socialising with colleagues at festive bashes whatsoever and 30% said they find Christmas parties too intimidatingly cliquey.
From a recent retiree— here is some quick advice BEFORE attending a Holiday Party:
- "it's a holiday party"....if you say Merry Christmas— someone will call you out
- Forget about the "party" reference, this is a work gig—watch your alcohol intake & what you say
- a disturbing new trend....CVX employees who would rather stay in office and work instead of socializing at department holiday party
- it is easier talking to a CVX retiree at the party then your senior management (which, unfortunately, tends to huddle together and talk amongst themselves instead of mingling with the staff
any other advice ?