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Beau Knows: The Silly Season

Posted by Lauren Jolly on Dec 9, 2015 2:54:00 PM

With December well and truly underway our calendars are filling up quicker than Dunny at the buffet line and with everyone sharing stories of events, drinks and parties from the night before it got me thinking that surely we aren’t all been on our best behaviour all of the time. Are we?  

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By now, you’ve all no doubt read some piece of content on how to survive the silly season – it normally starts off with a quote from a Human Resources Executive or a Business Etiquette Consultant and then launches into bullet points about limiting your drinks, eating the food and sexual harassment of co-workers. 

This is not going to be one of those pieces of dribble. We are all adults and it’s safe to assume that this isn’t our first time to the dance. So without further ado let’s look at the three ultimate truths to a December event:  

EAT: Forget the etiquette consultant - if you can carry an oyster, fresh spring roll, slider and champagne flute at once then go for it.  

DRINK: Let’s face it, the 50 employees didn’t come to lick stamps, they came to have a good time and let their hair down after a long year. You don’t need to have a glass of water after every drink like Cheryl in HR tells you, just know your limits and don’t throw up. 

AFTER-PARTY: There will definitely be one and there’s nothing wrong with the fact that 11pm rolls around way too quickly and you may not be ready to go home.  

In saying all this, there’s really only one rule that I like to impose:  

THE NANA RULE – If you can’t say it in front of your Nana then it’s probably best you don’t say it at all.  

But hey, who am I to judge. 

Topics: beau knows, silly season, workplace etiquette