Ten ways to: survive the office party

The Christmas season is approaching, and the office party beckons. Here's some tips to keeping your reputation intact.

Last Updated: 04 Dec 2015

1. Talk to the boss
2. Drink a bit, but not too much
3. Avoid gossiping
4. Don't talk shop
5. Leave your other half at home
6. ... or bring him/her if you have trouble toeing the line
7. Karaoke: sing at your own risk
8. Let your hair down ...
9. ... But don't do anything you'll regret in the morning
10. If you can't stick to the above, stay at home.

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