Office holiday party where you find out what your coworkers are REALLY like
So much for holiday cheer: three in five people have gotten so embarrassed at a company holiday party that they didn’t want to go to work the next day.
That’s the takeaway from a new survey of 2,000 Americans over the age of 21, all of whom typically attend large gatherings during the holiday season.
Sixty-two percent admitted that they’ve “dreaded” the day after an office party, while another 56% have even worried about getting fired themselves.
And another 64% admitted that they couldn't look at some of their coworkers the same way once the celebration ended.
Conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Ritual Zero Proof, the poll also found that one coworker always takes it too far at holiday office parties, according to 67% of respondents.
Three in four even said that the holiday party is where they “truly find out what their coworkers are like.”
This also proved to be one of the top reasons people attend office parties, with 46% seeking to discover the hidden sides of their coworkers.
At the same time, 62% confessed that they’ll drink more than usual if there’s an open bar — despite the fact that 69% believe too much booze is served at these events.
But the problem isn’t confined to the business world — 58% also admitted that their family drinks “too much” at similar gatherings, and 63% said someone always ends up getting out of line.
Forty-seven percent said politics is their least favorite dinner table discussion topic, followed by more intimate ones like family gossip (42%) and personal drama (41%) — with Mom (31%) and Dad (30%) leading the charge in bringing up uncomfortable subjects.
According to 43% of people surveyed, leaving early is one of the most common behaviors exhibited at family parties, followed by yelling (39%) and drinking too much (38%).
“The lowered inhibitions that can come with ‘liquid courage’ aren’t always a good thing, not just for our egos but for our well-being,” said Marcus Sakey, founding partner of Ritual Zero Proof. “That’s why many Americans are becoming more sober-curious — they want to experience the benefits that drinking in moderation can yield, like increased energy, better sleep, and most importantly, a clearer head.”
When asked about the most embarrassing thing someone has done at a family holiday get-together, one respondent took the term “lit” a bit too literally and “fell in a fire pit.”
Another popular, embarrassing misconduct was vomiting, whether it be “on another person,” “on the table” or even “on the host.”
And workplaces aren’t exempt, either. According to one respondent, “[A] coworker got drunk and fell into the Christmas tree and knocked it over, then threw up in the boss's driveway.”
“We’re all more health-conscious these days, but moderation doesn’t need to mean sacrifice, especially during the holidays,” added Sakey. “Swapping in a nonalcoholic beverage is all about balance, so you and your social circle can celebrate without the hangover, embarrassment or regret.”
TOP ALCOHOLIC DRINKS THAT CAN RUIN A HOLIDAY PARTY
- Beer - 43%
- Whiskey - 43%
- Wine - 40%
- Tequila - 37%
- Mixed cocktails or punch - 35%
Stories and infographics by ‘Talker Research’ are available to download & ready to use. Stories and videos by ‘Talker News’ are managed by SWNS. To license content for editorial or commercial use and to see the full scope of SWNS content, please email [email protected] or submit an inquiry via our contact form.
Parents’ harsh discipline linked to long-term mental health problems in kids
A study found those exposed to "hostile" parenting are 50% more likely to have "high risk" mental health symptoms.
Watch fox dive headfirst into snow to hunt field mice
The animal was caught on camera nosediving to skilfully capture prey beneath the snow.
Woman finally feels ‘truly beautiful’ after growing bushy beard
“Now I look in the mirror and smile and feel genuinely beautiful.”
¿Mudarse a un nuevo estado puede mejorar tu vida amorosa?
En promedio, los estadounidenses salen dos veces a la semana con su pareja.
T. rex had big lips that covered its sharp, jagged teeth
Predatory dinosaurs had scaly, lizard-like kissers that would have kept their mouth shut most of the time.
- Work1 week ago
What are the top employee benefits in 2023?
- Health7 days ago
Women reveal reasons why they don’t exercise enough
- Sports4 days ago
This is how far sports fans are willing to go for their favorite team
- Food & Drink3 days ago
Why you should be having family dinners more often
- Outer Space1 week ago
Galaxy mysteriously directs powerful radiation toward Earth
- Weddings4 days ago
Couple ditches their wedding dresses for matching sweatsuits
- Home7 days ago
1 in 6 Americans put off cleaning for at least a month
- Travel1 week ago
Americans feel more energized when traveling in the morning than at night