December 10, 2004

Hazards of the Holiday

Ryan points me to this story:

“Dancing on desks could do them and you a lot of damage,” they said. “Likewise, the boardroom table is meant for weighty documents, not overweight executives.” […]

“Keep a close eye on those who may drink too much,” the organizations advised. “Alcohol makes some people aggressive rather than friendly. The party will be spoiled if it ends in a punch-up or harassment complaint.”

RoSPA and the TUC were condemned by some as killjoys but said they were only trying to help.

“We are not being party poopers,” RoSPA Occupational Safety Adviser Roger Bibbings said.

Do you think anyone will remember their warnings about the copy machine after a few bottles of wine?

Posted by James at December 10, 2004 11:16 AM
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The article doesn't say a thing about running with scissors. We'll just have to brace ourselves for an epidemic of scissor-related accidents this year.

Posted by: Julie at December 10, 2004 12:10 PM

You got that Ryan? "resist the temptation to photocopy body parts in a drunken attempt to amuse colleagues"

Posted by: Sara at December 10, 2004 3:20 PM

Oh yeah, I forgot, you guys like to move the office furniture around at your parties... :)

Posted by: Julie at December 10, 2004 3:44 PM

Maybe not this year. If we have the party on Friday it will conflict with my responsibilities in preparing for another yearly event. I will have to abstain from spirits and leave early.

Maybe that's for the best. But we haven't settled on the date of the party yet.

Posted by: James at December 10, 2004 4:23 PM

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