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Ten Things You Shouldn't Do at Your Office Holiday Party

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10. Do not attempt to talk to your boss about work, no matter how much he or she tries to engage you in work-related discussions.

Talking to your boss about work at the holiday party is never a good idea, so just skip it; you're there to have a good time, not talk about how you can save the company money on office supplies. Chances are, you're drinking and you might say something you'll regret later, so steer clear of all conversations about the workplace.

9. Do not hook up with a coworker at the holiday party, unless you want to hate your life eventually.

Are you serious?! I know this one is hard, but you have to be strong; the future of you and his/her sanity depends on it. Listen, we get it: It's hard to resist a coworker who is obviously into you, but you have to think about the big picture here. Would you date your neighbor? No! This is basically the same thing, except your neighbor comes over to your house every day and hangs out from 9 to 5; that's torture when things go south, and they eventually will.

8. Under no circumstance is there to be a dance battle -- you 'll end up regretting it.

I know you have that liquid confidence running strong throughout your body, and the holidays got your swag "turnt up." But don't become the subject of your coworkers' next viral Vine; it's not worth it. I'm not saying don't have yourself a good time, but if you let it all loose, don't be surprised if all your coworkers are crowded around an IPhone on Monday laughing at you.

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Ryan Yousefi is a freelance writer for Miami New Times, a lover of sports, and an expert consumer of craft beer and pho. Hanley Ramirez once stole a baseball from him and to this day still owes him $10.
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