Thursday, March 14, 2013

Happy Hour with Colleagues

I know my last post was about pub trivia, so now I look like a total alchy. But I'm not talking about getting wasted with your co-workers and spilling the beans on how much you hate your boss or the huge crush you have on the guy in the cube next to you. I just think happy hours after work are a great way to bond with the people you work with outside of the office. Everyone's more relaxed, since the pressure's office to be completely professional and stand-offish. Plus, if you work in the large office, you're likely to meet new people (now you can put a face to that name you see on emails all the time!). So even on days when you feel like heading straight home after a long workday so you can make dinner and watch a couple of hours of television, tell yourself not to be a couch potato and go out for a drink. It could be one drink, and then you leave. It's better to socialize even for a little bit than not at all (the same goes for exercising, by the way. Random tangent...); you don't want to be known as the office fuddy-duddy!

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