Boss can be Christ­mas bash party-pooper

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BELFAST: Many work­ers do not want their bosses to go to the of­fice Christ­mas party, fear­ing it would spoil the fun or even spark a vi­o­lent re­ac­tion, ac­cord­ing to a new study.

A sur­vey of 2 000 adults by res­tau­rant chain TGI Fri­day’s found one in three be­lieved hav­ing their man­ager around stops ev­ery­one hav­ing fun.

One in five said they do not want their boss to at­tend the of­fice Christ­mas party at all and 27 per­cent were wor­ried they might not be able to re­sist telling them ex­actly what they think of them.

One in eight was wor­ried things could turn phys­i­cal, while 1 per­cent re­vealed they had quit their job at the of­fice party.

Dar­rell Wade, com­mer­cial di­rec­tor of TGI Fri­day’s UK, said that bosses needed to lighten up.

He also ad­vised them to in­dulge their staff and per­haps even pick up the tab if they wanted their work­force to have a good night at the an­nual fes­tive bash.

“The of­fice Christ­mas party is all about cut­ting loose, hav­ing fun and cel­e­brat­ing all the hard work the staff have put in over the year,” he said.

“Bosses who want to join in the party should give their staff what they want, which is a mix of a lively at­mos­phere, great food and in­dul­gent cock­tails and, of course, look on the bright side.” – Belfast Tele­graph

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