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Behave Well at Office Holiday Party

(Q.3) I'VE BEEN WORKING AT MY FIRST JOB six months and love it. They just announced there would be a Christmas cocktail party after work Friday and I want to make a good impression when I meet many people in the company for the first time. Any rules?

(A) THRE ARE SEVERAL COMMON OFFICE BLUNDERS warned. Susan Heathfield, of, human resources experts. Among them: Don't drink too much, Don't dress suggestively, Have a good reason to attend, be ready to discuss office business, Don't flirt with coworkers or people they bring, Remember this is a business function, not the time to complain about the boss or company, Don't be last to leave.

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