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December 2, 2008
Editor's Note
This week, AccountingWEB blogger Maria Krowicki shares some tips for how to behave at the office party. I have my own personal caveats to add to the list.

* Don't skip the party. While office parties aren't required events, your boss is footing the bill for a reason. Use this opportunity to demonstrate that you have social skills and your boss will be relieved to know you can communicate comfortably with clients.

* Don't over-indulge. You already know you shouldn't get drunk at an office event. Don't over-eat either. Follow Scarlett O'Hara's lead and eat something before you go to the party so you won't make a pig of yourself.

* Don't be the entertainment. 'Nuf said.

Best regards,
Gail Perry, CPA
Managing Editor

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