| stardaqueenb23 wrote:|
As far as socializing...
A lot of people I work with like to go out and drink when we have national meetings and some go really crazy. I usually make an appearance I am back in my hotel room within 1-2 hours and I have a one drink limit. Also if I have a business lunch or dinner I order no alcohol.
Indeed. Our department had a going away party for an attorney and one of the managers got so bombed she stumbled when she got up to talk to the senior VP. He told her to " be careful" and got up to help her, I was embarrassed for her. She proceeded to ramble to him,trying to discuss matters she should have brought up in an office meeting. They were important issues but the look on his face...
And , wouldn't you know it, that defined her. When she is late to a meeting or rambles incessantly ( she always does) the comments are made that she is " probably three bottles deep" on & on. It is a running joke now. No one takes her seriously now.
I was away at a seminar recently and was pressured because I refrain from drinking ( I am just not a drinker) but watched my colleauges go crazy to the point where they forgot where they were,behaved like idiots, got lost in the city, could not function the next day,missed seminars , etc etc.
Speaking of seminars and off site events - remember away from the office does not mean Saturday at the mall attire or club wear. If you sign up for a seminar , attend the sessions. People will notice if you skip out and you will get labeled as someone who signs up for those events just to hit the town.
And, watch that expense account - don't abuse it.
Edited by MassGal - Oct 08 2013 at 8:55am