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It’s officially Christmas season, what are the most 🙊😱 🙈you have seen at your firm Christmas party??

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Helped plan a rager in DC at the W few years back. We had extra money in the budget due to missing the last two months of happy hours, from an extra busy season due to a Go-live the client had. Party included dinner and after party at the rooftop bar. Was extravagant and extra lit. Team was about 30 people, aa things got crazier, the W team had to rope off our section because we had an open bar tab and THOTs we're lining up to get in .... They didn't understand it was a work event when I mentioned it to them (we did let a few cute ones in, dumb as a door nob though). Highlight of the night, was telling a few of my AOs to go ahead and keep taking blue label shots. Was also pretty surprised to see people walking around and drinking Dom from bottle. One of my greatest hangovers ever.


Previous firm (SMALL, Seattle-suburb based). First (and last) year that clients were invited: 😬

A colleague in recruiting who was going through a nasty divorce SHOWED UP wasted and proceeded to ask EVERY female coworker if they’d like to go back to his room to “F#€%”. A couple of (male) clients stepped in so he asked them if they were “jealous f@&&ots”? 🤦🏽‍♀️ He was NOT fired, by the way.

Same night, a biz dev colleague (female) was major over-served (not shifting blame - totally her mistake) and slurred that she was heading home, keys in hand. One (also female) owner caught up to her in the parking garage (not hard since she was on the wrong floor and walking sideways) and took her keys (thank god). On the elevator ride up to street level to call her an Uber, drunk lady waited until some random people entered the elevator, blocking concerned owner towards the back and JUMPED out of the elevator, laughing that she’d escaped. Owner let her go because she didn’t have keys, but we all worried about her. She was fine, but very embarrassed. 🤦🏽‍♀️

What a shit show. 🙄

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A few years ago there was an idiot analyst in my team who got absolutely wasted and walked around telling everyone they thought their manager was a total c-word

Oh wait, that was me


we don’t have holiday parties


Previous company - the Managing Director (who is now CEO) took a colleague of mine back to his hotel room. He subsequently divorced his wife and married her. #ishityounot


Lol I’ve been consulting for 9 years and seen things get so beyond lit at holiday parties - so much so that I’m nervous any of that shit I type on here will get traced back to me and somehow used in the court of law


Partner actually “grabbed” a girl in HR - who does she complain to?


Many years ago, at a prior employer, saw a drunk analyst trip and fall into the table where a bunch of partners and spouses were sitting. Okay that’s a bad move. But scrambling to stand up and hurling on a partner’s wife was worse. Never saw him again.


One of my subordinates (married in her late 40s) got raging drunk, told our COO to f**k off and then got caught by the HR Director giving a blow job to the nerdy, 20-something IT tech in the bathrooms.




Ever see a Prince Albert piercing? I didn’t until last year’s holiday party


I'm quitting in four weeks. I might shit my pants at the Holiday party. We'll see what happens. Status is red.


@KPMG1 - Bain1 was referring to “skiing” a commonly used term for indulging in the illicit and illegal substance we all know as, “cocaine"


Am now actively nervous for my first consulting holiday party. Consulting, where even the parties cause stress.


True story. Former employer. Two analysts got into a heated argument at an after party and one of them smashed a beer bottle over the other one's head. Police were called. Both were terminated by the end of the following week.


Consultants like to F


Come on people, you can't give teasers like that and no details. Looking at you, M1 and D1


Supposedly MBA offeree grabbed several spouses rears, and got offer revoked


I’ve not seen anything overtly insane, but I was always amazed with the PwC DC party before they split it up into separate service line parties.

Renting out the lansdowne, 5000+ person party with food truck corral, massive s’mores bonfire tent, multiple restaurant stations, dance floors, casino, and even had a station of people handrolling cigars and giving them out on demand.

It was the kind of shit they would occupy Wall Street over.

No longer.


Can someone explain bain1’s comment


@D3 🙄 clearly we call you the grinch


[Before consulting at a tech company] Office admin got beyond blackout drunk, asked any capable two-handed male to feel her new boob job, and was seen leaving the venue behind the wheel of a car without headlights on. Yes, it was incredibly dangerous and reckless. No, she did not need to pack up her box of stuff - security did that for her on Monday.


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