Work outings can be great, or can be an utter disaster, resulting in a swift sacking first thing on a Monday morning.
Here’s a few tips to follow (or completely ignore) for team / work outings:
Firstly, don’t be that guy that can’t get in to somewhere, giving the rest of the team a decision to make:
a) Leave matey boy outside to find his own way home, I mean its not your fault he can’t handle his drink?
b) Help him out and try to get everyone in somewhere else?
c) Try and talk the bouncer into letting him in?
I’ve been in this position, and as the manager everyone looked to me to make the decision … I went with a) FYI.
If a train is involved make sure you have train beers, the single best type of beer known to man!
There’s normally a letchy one, so try and keep him or her under control as best you can.
If people are driving, respect it and don’t try to persuade them to drink, the last thing you want is Betty from Compliance asking you for a lift to her car at 8am the next morning.
Most of all, have fun and don’t make a fool of yourself – don’t be the one everyone is talking about on Monday morning because you rolled down the hill in a wheelie bin, breaking 52 wing mirrors on the way down!
No doubt there’ll be a video of it as evidence circulating through multiple Whatsapp groups in the local area, so you won’t get away with it.
Anyway, we’re off on our work day out later, wish us all luck!
Finance & Banking Consultant