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25 of Managers' Most Embarrassing Holiday Party Mishaps

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CFOs were asked about managers' most embarrassing moments at company holiday parties. Following are examples of what they've heard about or seen managers doing.

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25 of Managers' Most Embarrassing Holiday Party Mishaps

  1. 1. © 2016 Robert Half Management Resources. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. All rights reserved. © 2016 Robert Half. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. All rights reserved. of Managers’ Most Embarrassing Holiday Party Mishaps 1 25
  2. 2. © 2016 Robert Half. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. All rights reserved. CFOs were asked about managers’ most embarrassing moments at company holiday parties. Following are examples of what they’ve heard about or seen managers doing. 2 Source: Robert Half survey of more than 2,200 CFOs
  3. 3. © 2016 Robert Half. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. All rights reserved. Strange behavior  Turning a dance contest into a brawl  Breaking an ankle while break dancing  Opening someone else’s gift  Throwing food on the floor 3
  4. 4. © 2016 Robert Half. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. All rights reserved. Strange behavior  Sleeping under a table  Trying to walk on a swimming pool – and falling in  Standing behind the bar drinking an empty bottle of wine  Screaming like a werewolf 4
  5. 5. © 2016 Robert Half. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. All rights reserved. The never do’s  Partying too much  Taking inappropriate pictures in a photo booth  Using obscene language  Taking personal responsibility for the company’s growth 5
  6. 6. © 2016 Robert Half. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. All rights reserved. Etiquette breaches  Sitting in the corner and not interacting with anyone  Showing up and leaving within 10 minutes  Failing to show up  Disclosing confidential company information 6
  7. 7. © 2016 Robert Half. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. All rights reserved. Awkward acts  Singing karaoke but being overly shy and nervous  Performing the chicken dance  Wearing an embarrassing outfit for a photo contest  Being hypnotized and performing silly tasks 7
  8. 8. © 2016 Robert Half. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. All rights reserved. Hurtful words  Talking negatively about coworkers  Spreading rumors about employees  Getting into a fight with the boss 8
  9. 9. © 2016 Robert Half. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. All rights reserved. The wrong way to say good-bye  Making a public resignation speech  Coming to the holiday party to receive a bonus check – and then resigning 9
  10. 10. © 2016 Robert Half Management Resources. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. All rights reserved. © 2016 Robert Half. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. All rights reserved. 10 of Managers’ Most Embarrassing Holiday Party Mishaps25Founded in 1948, Robert Half is the world's first and largest specialized staffing firm. The company has more than 325 staffing locations worldwide and offers job search services on its divisional websites, all of which can be accessed at roberthalf.com. For career and hiring advice, visit the Robert Half Blog at roberthalf.com/blog.

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