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Do You Attend Happy Hours For Your Co-Workers or Boss?

A recent CareerBuilder survey found that 82 percent of employees go to happy hours to bond with co-workers, while 11 percent go to spend quality time with the boss. Which is a stronger factor in driving you to office happy hours?


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skigurl skigurl 8 years
i dont go much, but when i do, i go cuz if i say no, my boss tells me i suck
bengalspice bengalspice 8 years
My boss never goes to happy hour since she always has to rush home to take care of her 3 yr old daughter.
Cassandra57 Cassandra57 8 years
I have also learned to compartmentalize my life: work stays at work, home stays at home. If things get rocky on the job, it's very challenging for work-based friendships.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
at my old job they would have them all the time, and i would go to a few of them when i first started - but for me, i don't like to mix drinking and work - even if it's an out of the office situation cause things happen and people talk. if i had a dollar for every time i heard a story about someone hooking up with someone else as a result of a happy hour - then i would be rich.
freegracefrom freegracefrom 8 years
Oh how I miss the right-after-work happy hour scene. There's really no suitable place for something like that around where I live now or I'm sure I'd be organizing one!
carhornsinapril carhornsinapril 8 years
i'm with CYL. i don't hang out with people from work, i like to keep it separate.
aistea311 aistea311 8 years
In my dept, everyone is either married with kids or grandkids, but I do hang out with the people who are my age from other departments in my company at this local pub. It is almost a weekly thing and they are great company because they have the same sense of humor as me and can still show up to work at 8am the next day :true:
CYL CYL 8 years
i keep my personal life personal and my work life professional.
tee0206 tee0206 8 years
I'm kind of in a strange position where I work remotely, and all the people in my department are married with kids. They don't go to happy hours, but even just going to lunch with them for birthdays can be kind of awkward for me. When I had a job that involved working with lots of people with similar lifestyles, we went out to happy hour at least once a week. I still go out with some of them. Our bosses rarely went with us, though.
Tami715 Tami715 8 years
I pretty much go for the booze... but my boss and co-workers are all pretty cool, so it's always a good time.
cubadog cubadog 8 years
I go because I want a cocktail, my boss doesn't drink so he doesn't go plus we are already friends.
sfbutterfly24 sfbutterfly24 8 years
I go to be with my friends who sometimes happen to be my boss or co-workers. But mainly because of the cheaper drinks!!!
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