Employees don’t want boss at Christmas party

Many workers think their office
Christmas party will be ruined if the boss turns up, according to a survey.

Apart from spoiling the fun,
employees worry an appearance from their manager could spark a violent
reaction.

Of 2,000 adults surveyed by
restaurant chain TGI Friday’s, 27 per cent said they feared they might not be
able to resist telling them exactly what they think of them.

One in eight was even concerned
things might turn physical.

A third said having the boss around
stopped everyone having fun, while one in five said they did not want them to
attend at all.

Bosses who want to join in the
party should give their staff what they want.

Darrell Wade, TGI Friday’s UK.

Just one per cent said they had
quit their job at the office party.

Darrell Wade, commercial director
of TGI Friday’s UK, said: “The office Christmas party is all about cutting
loose, having fun and celebrating all the hard work the staff have put in over
the year.

“Bosses who want to join in
the party should give their staff what they want, which is a mix of a lively
atmosphere, great food and indulgent cocktails.

“On the bright side over half
the population don’t mind the boss coming along, even if the only reason is to
pick up the tab.”

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A survey of 2,000 adults found that one in three workers believe they will have less fun if the boss attends the Christmas party.
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