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Work holiday parties....date or no date (if you don't have a SO)?

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I took a colleague from another relatively close office. It was great because we both got to network and weren't concerned about paying attention to the other

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That escalated quickly

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Don't bring a date unless it's someone who is personable/extroverted enough to have fun without you. Otherwise, they'll stick to you the whole time and you won't have as much fun.

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Why take sand to a perfectly nice beach?

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^

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I bring my best guy friend. He's polite to my coworkers but knows how to party

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Take me!! Lol

Lmao - you don't even know if I'm a dude

Sexist, much?

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