Office Parties: Breeding Grounds for Bad Behavior, Flings (3% chance), and Unemployment

Discussion in 'Cuckolding and Hotwifing in the Media' started by NECuck, Nov 28, 2010.

  1. NECuck

    NECuck Super Moderator

    Ah, the holiday office party. A time for employees to wind down, loosen their ties, drink some bubbly, and enjoy a night of much-earned revelry with co-workers. That is, until they wake up hungover and half-naked on top of the copy machine, covered in Post-it notes and crumpled Four Loko cans, and realize their reputation is ruined.

    According to a study by HR solutions firm Adecco, this kind of unsavory behavior at office parties is far more common than you might expect. Published this week, the survey of more than a thousand American adults found that about 40% of workers say they've either embarrassed themselves or know someone who has at a work holiday party. And a shocking 23%--1 in 4!--have been reprimanded for their actions.

    Pink slips are almost as frequent as red faces. More than 1 in 10 Americans say they know someone who has been fired for their inappropriate behavior at a holiday party. This behavior may include saying something inappropriate to a colleague (7%) or boss (4%), or drinking too much (20%).

    Hookups happen, of course, but not as often as you might expect. Just 3% of respondents said they had had a fling with a colleague at a work holiday party. It may be the kind of thing people don't own up to--or it may be that being inebriated hurts your chances as much as it helps.

    So be careful this holiday season. Try not to drink too much, sleep with your co-worker, insult your boss, or get fired. It's not worth it.

    Looks like a 3% chance to get lucky @ the Office Party....

    Office Parties: Breeding Grounds for Bad Behavior, Flings, and Unemployment | Fast Company
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  2. Tomascini

    Tomascini Black Master

    Worse thing anyone can do is get caught-up in a fling with a fellow office worker. No way either of you will be able to dodge the bullet once guns start blazing. Best never to even try it.
  3. Jen9

    Jen9 Guest

    Wow! Co-worker flings, i can relate.
  4. Hotwife0407

    Hotwife0407 New Member

    3% flings? 1 in 33? So assuming a party of 60 to 70 people there's a good chance that a couple are getting it on illicitly.
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  5. canadianwittol

    canadianwittol Active Member Founding Member

    My wife had a 5-year long affair (her first affair, actually) with a co-worker. Office parties were unbearable for me as virtually all of her co-workers knew I was a cuckold and while quite possibly entirely in my head, it felt to me as though my presence was amusing to most of her co-workers. After the second year, I just couldn't bring myself to go anymore.

    Tomascini is right though; it was a bad idea, ultimately. My wife changed offices when the affair ended, it created an untenable situation at work. The move was ultimately for the best, but she would never date a co-worker again.
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