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12/07/2011 06:23 pm ET

Another Reason Not To Drink Too Much At Your Holiday Office Party

I clicked on Sloshed: How Drunk Can You Get at Your Office Christmas Party? over at Grub Street because I assumed it would be funny.

And it is.

Particularly the cocktail-according-to-status infographic.

What moved me to write this post, however, was more serious, particularly the Grub Street's observation that the "real distinction" among work environments "is how closely your company allows your Work Identity (W.I.) to acknowledge your Party Identity (P.I.). Does a professional demeanor at your office come at the expense of hiding who you are when you're not at work? Or are shenanigans accepted as long as you get your work done (or even if you don't)? The more comfortable you feel talking about your P.I. while at work, the cooler your company is."

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