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One of my favorite things to do each holiday season is throw on my reindeer headband and head to ye ‘ole HMA Holiday extravaganza. Over the years, we’ve tripped the light fantastic pretty much everywhere in town from the Wrigley Mansion to Modern Steak to even Casa de Hanson (aka Scott’s house).

With our big fiesta less than a week away, not to mention the other billion or so fetes being planned by businesses near and far, it’s a good time for a refresher on how to have fun without ruining one’s career.

Some of the best tips – like NEVER EVER hang mistletoe at a work function of any kind – are available right here, courtesy of our client, Fisher & Phillips.

Some other advice from around our office:

  • If you see a lampshade, do not put it on your head.
  • Please ensure the theme of the party is actually “ugly holiday sweaters” before complimenting co-workers on their hideously hilarious attire.
  • Unless it’s an open house, show up when it starts.
  • If Deb Caron offers you a homemade pumpkin martini – decline.

What advice do you have to ensure your work life is not ruined by a work party?

Alison Bailin
Alison Bailin
Senior Account Executive Alison has a lot to say…about pretty much everything...all the time. From the current state of public relations to the social media impact on Shark Week to crisis communications in the sports world, Alison’s blogs are focused on “amusing through her PR musings,” and then some. Check out Alison's full bio

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