WORK DRINKS: THE PROS AND CONS

Hello there!

Now today’s topic is… WORK DRINKS.

Now this is the thing that the majority of the UK (particularly London) do. Its a chance for you to get to know your colleagues in a better way as well as having a good time and a laugh (and the odd bitch about who you don’t like in the office). Some people, like myself are quite partial to a glass of wine and a good old chin wag after work and some people are not as into it as you’d think.

The good thing about going out to drink with work colleagues is of course (as previously stated), getting to know them better. A lot of people change when they are outside of a working environment and they feel like they can be themselves a lot more. They can become more open and your relationships can reach new heights. After all, we all want to get on with who we work with. It makes the days go quicker and people are more willing to help each other when they have a good relationship.

The bad thing about going out for drinks with work colleagues is- the boundaries. Sometimes relationships are misinterpreted and they immediately think that you are now BBF’s and will be over at their house on the weekend. The privacy thing goes out the window, the days of bitching about your office on Facebook will be no more. They want you on all of their social media, they want your number and potentially the skin off your back.

So what do you do?

How do you maintain the boundaries but still go and be social with the team?

The answer?

I have no idea, I don’t know why you’re looking at me. I went out for mid-week drinks with my team last week and this is the result:

Good luck to you all. I hope you are more successful at keeping the boundaries clear than I am.

Speak soon

Chants x

WINE AND CHEESE NIGHT!

Good day all!

I wanted to share with you my first experience of a cheese and wine night. So my dear friend F invited me and a few of her friends round to her place for a cheese and wine night. I obviously jumped at the opportunity as I am an insane lover of both cheese AND wine.

It wasn’t due to start until around 9PM (because of different work commitments) so I had a bit of time to waste before-hand. I went to an annual departmental party with some colleagues and that was brilliant. I had about 4 glasses of wine and I think it was safe to say I was merry.

Upon arriving at F’s house there was a beautiful spread on the table and some Camembert in the oven!

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It was really well done. There was every type of wine you could think of, a ton of different cheeses, grapes, plenty of breads and olives and nuts. Honestly- everything was there.

We spent the night chatting and catching up, having a little gossip here and there. Overall it was a brilliant night. I ended up getting an Uber home and honestly I passed out as soon as I entered my room (at about 3.30am). I woke up the next morning at about 8am (STILL drunk!)… A slight headache but no real hangover. We all had Β a great time though!

I think cheese and wine nights are probably my new favorite thing!

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Chants x