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It seems that the festive holiday spirit isn’t catching on in most offices. Only two in five workers plan to go to their company holiday party this year, according to a new survey from jobs site CareerBuilder. That statistic flies in the face of conventional wisdom among career experts, who […]
It’s that time of year again — the office holiday party. Unlike other work events, the holiday party is one that most people actually attend. It’s an opportunity to meet new people, and gives you face-time with pretty much everyone in the company, from the CEO to the most recent […]
"A disco strobe and came prepared with plenty of dollar bills."
[credit provider=”AP”] For decades the White House has had a festive, star studded holiday season.There are annual parties for Congress and the White House staff, there is the annual tree lighting and a crowd of celebrities stalking the halls.
[credit provider=”Instagram/steffenaune” url=”http://statigr.am/viewer.php#/detail/343958591910673171_191554573″] The joy of home entertaining at the holidays often comes with a challenge: How do you provide enough seating for a roomful of holiday revelers with just a sofa and a few chairs?Are there creative options besides resorting to folding chairs?
[credit provider=”Christian Ortiz via statigram” url=”http://statigr.am/p/226228366502823235_44330288″] The party-mania this time of year can be difficult for introverts.Here’s how to make the most of the networking opportunities while keeping your sanity intact.
[credit provider=”statigr.am/oslomina” url=”http://statigr.am/p/318898577337025870_185315832″] Now that the holiday season has arrived, your company may be planning a party to celebrate the end of a hardworking year.”People like to work with people they know so take this opportunity to let down your hair a little,” Helene Wasserman, an attorney for Littler, an […]
It’s holiday office party season!
[credit provider=”amctv.com” url=”http://www.amctv.com/mad-men/videos/mad-men-highlights-ep-402-christmas-comes-but-once-a-year”] The holidays are prime time for parties – office parties included. Before you don your holiday sweater and reach for that second bourbon-egg nog, consider some common situations that present legal pitfalls that could land your employer – or you – in trouble. Don’t Expect a Free […]
[credit provider=”Instagram/swatchdog84″ url=”http://statigr.am/p/343054852161108766_185100605″] The holiday season is packed with social events, but if you’re an introvert, surrounding yourself with a group of strangers, or even acquaintances, is likely a nerve-racking experience. Devora Zack, author of Networking for People Who Hate Networking (Berrett-Koehler, 2010) says introverts can still enjoy holiday parties by understanding and working […]
[credit provider=”By Yelp.com on flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/yelp/79462711/sizes/o/in/photostream/”] Your MD is standing on top of a table downing shots of whiskey.Meanwhile, your assistant is pole-dancing in front of everyone as the associate you’ve been thinking about murdering the entire year offers you tequila.
[credit provider=”Bayskes via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/basykes/452029601/”] A lot of preparation goes into throwing a holiday party in your home, especially when your family is invited. Here are five of the smartest party planning tips we’ve come across this holiday season.
[credit provider=”By Yelp.com on flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/yelp/79462711/sizes/o/in/photostream/”] The breeze is brisk, the Starbucks cups are red, and the sidewalks of New York City are crowded body-to-body with packs of overweight tourists and kids on leashes. With football season in full swing and the winter doldrums looming large, summer days spent slamming beers at […]
Lucky enough to have an office holiday party this year? Use it your advantage.
If you happen to find yourself at a scaled-back holiday party, do NOT—repeat, do NOT—ask someone how much money they’ve lost this year. Only we can do that—for journalistic purposes, of course.
[credit provider=”www.flickr.com” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/dey/”] New Year’s Eve puts many Americans in the mood to pop some bubbly, but they don’t need Champagne to fill their flutes.Americans consumed 15.4 million cases of sparkling wine last year, according to The Wine Institute. That’s only slightly more than the 15 million cases they were […]
[credit provider=”By Yelp.com on flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/yelp/79462711/sizes/o/in/photostream/”] It may be hard to remember, but once upon a time the holiday season was an exciting time to work on Wall Street (and in corporate America).And by exciting we mean the parties were out of this world.
[credit provider=”www.flickr.com” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/turtlemom_nancy/2097386861/”] As if bankers needed something even gloomier to go into the holiday season and New Year’s with stories of layoffs and terrible bonuses percolating news headlines—Kevin Roose at DealBook has a piece out on the not-so-merry state of holiday parties at banks.Basically, don’t expect anything grand from […]
Holiday party season is pretty much like the NBA Playoffs for hosts.
[credit provider=”colodio / Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/colodio/2440050134/”] The National Retail Federation estimates that this holiday season, consumers will spend about $704.18 on gifts and seasonal merchandise. That’s no joke! If you don’t see room in your budget for that kind of spending, don’t cancel your Christmas party just yet.
[credit provider=”meagan” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/meaganjean/3656125942/”] With the holiday season around the corner, your company may be planning a party to celebrate the end of a hardworking year.”People like to work with people they know so take this opportunity to let down your hair a little,” said Helene Wasserman, an attorney for Littler, […]
[credit provider=”Terry Tyson” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/modern_artifacts/284208587/sizes/m/in/photostream/”] Americans are expected to spend more on Halloween this year, according to the American Express Spending and Savings tracker, giving businesses something to actually look forward to this season.”While spending will be lower, perhaps to hold off for Holiday shopping, Halloween is still the leading non-gift […]
[credit provider=”Katya Wachtel for Business Insider”] The Royal Bank of Scotland, which is now state-owned after receiving the largest bank bailout in the world in 2008, just cancelled Christmas for its investment bankers, Bloomberg reported.Not only is the Holiday fun gone, but other forms of entertainment are also banned at […]
[credit provider=”Flickr Allan Chatto” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/besighyawn/5789101227/”] The Fourth of July is the hot dog’s heyday.Between the parades, the fireworks, and the Coney Island eating contest, Americans will consume more than 150 million franks, which, as the National Hot Dog & Sausage Council points out, is enough to stretch from Los Angeles […]
[credit provider=”By dpstyles™ on flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/dpstyles/3090845207/sizes/o/in/photostream/”] We may be in a recovery, but you wouldn’t know it from checking out this year’s corporate holiday parties… or the lackthereof.This year only 79% of businesses will have holiday parties– the lowest recorded number in the past 22 years, according to Amrop Battalia […]
Yesterday I went to the SF Vitners Market, which was a large event with about 100 wineries. I’m enjoying learning about wine, and while there I met up with the team from SocialGrapes.com, which just released a new version of its iPhone app that turns finding wine into a social […]
Our source inside RBS tells us the following of last night’s rather tame holiday party:
This year, the bankers at Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking celebrated with champagne, fruit, and flowing chocolate.
Marquette Partners LP is a proprietary trading firm that specialises in derivatives. Now these guys know how to party!
Bankers in the US are less popular than politicians these days.
JP Morgan FX traders had a Christmas party at Connolly’s pub on 14 E 47th.
While other banks are having low-key parties or cancelling Christmas altogether (Goldman), AIG is holding out until next month to decide what to do.
The private wealth management group at Morgan Stanley will throw its holiday party Wednesday night at The Gates, the exclusive Chelsea nightclub built in the space that was once the Biltmore Room. This is one of Wall Street’s more famous parties. The Morgan Stanley private wealth management group knows how […]
40 years ago, New York Mayor John Lindsay dubbed New York “Fun City.”
Goldmanites gotta eat!
Deutsche Bank threw its holiday party on the rooftop at 230 Fifth Avenue Tuesday night. But it was the after-party, held at nearby saloon Deweys Flatiron, where the real action was.
Deutsche Bank threw its annual holiday party last night on the roof of 230 Fifth Avenue, a long time hang out of investment bankers and people who want to drink near investment bankers.
The White House has offered reporters a sneak peak at tonight’s state dinner, the first for Barack Obama’s presidency. Reporters crammed into the state dining room, got hold of the menu, and learned what the 220 or so guests will be served.
The holiday party is back for Conde Nast, despite the brutal year for the business, says John Koblin at the New York Observer.
Good news: You’ll be less likely to have an embarrassing, awkward situation at a company Christmas party this year. That’s because there’s a good chance you won’t be having such a party.
Forced to cut costs, book publishers have cut back on exotic trips, fancy lunches, lavish parties and the limousines that took them to such places.
Fretting about how to ring in the New Year on a recession-reduced budget? Worried you’ll spend all night simply staring at a clock? Then check out these tips from party planner to the stars, Mindy Weiss, to celebrate like an A-lister.
Shopping for that token bottle of wine to give the host of a party can create a number of dilemmas: What wine to buy? And this year, how to find somethng cheap that doesn’t taste like swill? Read on for the solution to both problems.
Maybe it’s just us, but we’re a sucker for vacations, hotels, and holiday decorations. So, the thought of doing a getaway to a local hotel all decked out for the holidays seems like a good idea. (Call us masochistic.)
The Plaza’s been getting a lot of flack lately, but one group of people who are still fans of the luxury hotel are the lawyers at Kirkland & Ellis, who are holding their holiday party at the beleagured hotel.
The recession has claimed another holiday party. This time, it’s Mayor Bloomberg’s free Gracie Mansion get together for City Hall reporters. Instead, the poor journalists will have to trek down to the not-so-glamorous Chinatown, where they’ll be charged $45 a head.
It’s time for those who celebrate Christmas to start picking out their trees. But before grabbing any old tree, be warned that some trees have pesticides in them. If that’s not a concern, then buy a tree from any old place. But if you’d like to go green (pretty much […]
Despite our earlier post, and constant updates on who’s cancelling Christmas, some billionaires (and even millionaires) aren’t letting the economic downturn get in the way of their partying. Via The New York Observer, here’s who’s planning a lavish celebration over the next few weeks:
Evidently things have gotten so bad that even successful banks are trying to save money on their holiday parties. Credit Suisse has joined the war on Xmas by moving their party to January 14, at which point they will likely be able to get the space on the cheap and […]
Let’s all go out to a bar together, instead.
Rupert Murdoch is reportedly planning a lavish, six-figure celebration for his wife Wendi’s birthday. (We hope it wasn’t supposed to be a surprise.)
While the economic downturn has forced firms left and right to cancel their holiday parties, Kahlua is presumably not suffering from the recession. And in order to help you celebrate the holidays despite the financial meltdown, Kahlua is offering $10,000 grants—grants! that’s one grant that doesn’t sound boring—to five small […]
We’re hearing a lot of this starting to happen. One employee will rent out a place, guarantee a certain amount of people, and then invite their co-workers (and their guests). That way the company isn’t doing it and people still are getting together. We’d love to do a round-up of […]
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