‘Tis the season for celebration and the majority of American offices will host a holiday party this year. But a new survey of 2,000 Americans found that only 47-percent of people say they’re excited to attend. Women are least excited out of everyone, the study revealed women are 54-percent more likely to dread their company’s annual gathering.
So why do parties receive such mixed reviews?
The top regrets range from hooking up with a coworker and saying something rude, to gossiping!
The study found that the top-three most enjoyable parts of work holiday parties include: free food and drinks, spending time with coworkers and having an opportunity to get into the holiday spirit. The least enjoyable parts include a feeling of obligation, forced small talk, and being stuck in a social setting with superiors from the office. Beyond that, more than 1-in-4 people say they’ve done something that they regretted at a company party. The top regrets range from hooking up with a coworker and saying something rude, to gossiping! Despite the fact that 80-percent of survey respondents say they limit their alcohol consumption at work holiday parties, nine-percent said they’ve been reprimanded for their behavior, and seven-percent have gotten in trouble with the law afterward!
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