WEDNESDAY WORKFACT: The Holiday Office Party

{excerpted from Majic 102.1}

1)  First of all, there WILL be a holiday party at your company “ there’s roughly an 86.5-percent chance! Recent surveys have found that as many as 83% to 90% of companies are planning to throw holiday parties this year. Lots of companies cut them during the recession, but now they’re back.

2)  But people will be really apathetic about it “ a 95-percent chance! A survey by jobs site Glassdoor found that only five-percent of employees really cared about having a holiday party, even if there was an open bar.

3)  There’s an 80-percent chance your office party will have liquor. Four out of five office holiday parties plan to serve alcoholic beverages.

4)  There’s a 100-percent chance people will get drunk more quickly than they realize. British scientists found that drinking at a bar or friend’s house isn’t the same as drinking at work. When you’re in a place you don’t normally associate with drinking, they found, you act more drunk.

5)  There a 99-percent chance your office party will not have caviar  and French champagne. Surveys have shown that while holiday parties are popular this year, they won’t be very extravagant.

6)  There’s a 59.8-percent to 72.2-percent chance that an extramarital affair will begin at your office party.  According to a survey from Ashley Madison (the dating  site for married people who want to cheat), 72.2-percent of women and 59.8-percent of men who have cheated on their spouses with a coworker say it started at the office holiday party.

7)The party has a 43-percent chance of taking place at lunch. Only a third of parties will take place in the evening, while 43-percent will be lunch affairs. The remaining quarter of festivities will then take place at other times “ like on a weekend or, if your company’s particularly awkward, in the morning.  (BuzzFeed)