Since staff parties are a better dressed, tressed and fed extension of work, it’s important to remember to maintain a certain amount of decorum and reserve. With this in mind, here is my list of dos and don’ts of a staff party loosely based on this year’s party mishaps.
Do try to be civil to each other no matter how much you wish your foe was under a bus.
Don’t tell your foe that you were ardently hoping for them to be under a bus.
Do enjoy the catered food and open bar.
Don’t enjoy the open bar to the point of which you start to loudly vomit in the ladies room and end up being dragged home by another staff member while your boyfriend stays behind to pay the manager off for the damages incurred.
Do compliment your ex on his/her educational/professional achievements.
Don’t berate them for their weight changes, poor sartorial decisions and even poorer choices in mates.
Do make an effort to introduce your partner/date/family member to the rest of the staff so they don’t feel left out.
Don’t let your companion be in a foul mood at one of your past transgressions, especially if their revenge plot is to out how you want to take over someone else’ job and forever taint you as a treacherous corporate climbing snake.
Do show of your fancy footwork when kickass 80s anthems are blasted, especially if you’re the chief of medical staff.
Don’t dirty dance with the nursing manager and end up with your tie lost and your shirt buttons undone, especially if you’re the chief of medical staff.
This is by no means a comprehensive list but merely guidelines that one should try to follow in order to have a successful staff party experience! Please share your dos and don’ts and keep the hilarity going!