Off Message: Office Christmas parties are a social minefield

The festive gatherings are almost duty-bound to end in tears - so why do we keep going to them?

11th December, 2016
The Christmas party plan: arrive late, have one expensive drink, leave early

More than 90 per cent of Irish employees would rather that their companies spent money on giving them a bonus than fund a Christmas party, research by IrishJobs.ie revealed last week.

This is not new information, as it happens. Every year, someone undertakes a survey asking people how important the annual Christmas party is to them. The answer is always the same: most of us couldn’t care less either way. We have enough to be...

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