After all, having alcohol at the holiday office party is probably as old a tradition as the office party itself. After all, isn't that what the holidays are all about: keeping up with tradition?

However, even though your employer might provide you with this once-per-year opportunity to drink like a champ, resist the urge to take them up on it. Do not allow yourself to get sloppy drunk -- complete with slurred speech, loss of balance, etc.

While to many, this may sound like a basic rule of thumb, a surprising amount of current stories still exist regarding employees abusing the free bar at the office party and living in infamy within their respective companies. Fun stories indeed; just don't let those stories be about you.

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