(STUDY FINDS) — NEW YORK — The holiday season for many of us also means the annual office holiday party. And while that might bring about a rare chance to let loose and connect with colleagues on a more personal level, there always seems to be that one employee who goes a little heavy on the egg nog and winds up becoming the topic of Monday morning’s gossip. In fact, a new survey finds that one in three office workers admit he or she has done something they regret at a company holiday celebration.
The findings of the survey, commissioned by Evite, may have you second-guessing whether or not it’s worth showing up this year. That’s because of the 2,000 office workers polled, the average employee heads home from the party with seven pieces of gossip about other employees that they didn’t know before. What’s more, 40 percent of respondents say they’ve watched drama unfold by coworkers at the party.