Yesterday I shared a link to a post discouraging managers and employees from drinking at parties and in fact use the conversations where you are the sober one. Today, I am linking to a "kind-of" contrarian view from another wonderful writer, who argues that one should use drinking at company parties as a way to build a better reputation and relationships within the company. Enjoy!
The No. 1 Reason You SHOULD Always Drink at Office Parties
by Laurie Ruettimann on Aug 29, 2011, 8:55 AM
My dear friend Tim Sackett believes that it’s risky to drink at office functions.
You might say something stupid. You might look foolish. You might put your job on the line. And those are all true if you’re a functional idiot. If you can’t cross the street without holding your mama’s hand, you shouldn’t have a drink at office parties.
If you are like the rest of the world, though, having a drink or two at an office party isn’t a big deal. If anything, it can be a lifesaver.