Does it look bad if you don't go to the firm holiday party? I feel like it'll be so big no one will even miss me, and it's not mandatory, but I'm also new-ish and a junior so I don't want to look like I'm not a team player. To be honest I'm a newlywed (Nov 30th) and just want to spend every night in bed with my wife! But I obviously can't tell them that.

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不不不不不不不 honestly a pretty good excuse. If I was your boss I'd understand

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Go to the party. Don't get caught doing something with your new wife in the back office. Save it for later. Two hours of your life where y'all are all dressed up staring at each other, while still schmoozing a little, won't dampen the fire.

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It depends on the culture at your firm, though from your original post Id guess that you can probably bail. I would ask other associates who were around for previous holiday parties to figure out what the vibe is.

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Since we're headed towards cold weather and the holiday season, let's talk about how we can take care of ourselves during the fall/winter and beyond. For example, I'm buying a sun lamp because it's about to be 50 degrees and raining for 6 months 丹領儭.

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What holiday party did you get?
Anyone living close to an office, got a holiday party with food and drinks, and the venue started open for them until around midnight. Our remote workers got a one hour party w a DJ and trivia that let you win gift cards. Yeah it was nice to win a gift card but I found it lame in comparison to hanging out with my team in real life.

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Youre either not valuable to your company and/or your job isnt that important if youre able to take PTO and not at least send some e-mails.

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Any of you take time off to get a break from all the talking and meetings?

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I recently came to know few things about IBM which i didn't know before joining -
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What is usually discussed in AP day? It is conflicting with my planner vacation so wanted to check if it is okay to skip.

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Attending a company holiday party where they're doing a white elephant gift exchange. I barely know anyone except through emails and IMs given that most of us WFH. Fun but office appropriate gift ideas $30 or under?

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