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Holiday Party Faux Pas

We’ve gathered a few stories of office parties gone awry as cautionary—and hilarious—tales. Follow the links for more chuckles.

Peggy Sanchez was test-driving a Segway, a two-wheeled, self-balancing electric vehicle, and “got a little cocky,” she says. When she took a turn too sharply, she and the Segway both went flying — she broke the handlebar off the vehicle and fractured her wrist. Although she didn’t have to pay for the damages, estimated at $2,000, she did have to face all her co-workers at the office the next day.”

I was working in a sandwich shop with only six employees. The owner invited all of us to a formal holiday party at his house. I didn’t realize until I showed up – in my only fancy party dress – that I was expected to work the event, serving all the owner’s friends and family!”

"Two days before my first work Christmas party, a memo came out saying if you were arrested the company would not bail you out of jail. A year before, several people were arrested for doing coke outside the Christmas party. The CEO had to bail them all out of jail."

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