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Christmas Party, a funny canadian tradition

"The Christmas party" is a must-attend event of the month of December when working in Canada. A true integration test for the new arrival. While in France, w

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Christmas Party, a funny canadian tradition

"The Christmas party" is a must-attend event of the month of December when working in Canada. A true integration test for the new arrival.

While in France, we are demonstrating against the reform of pensions, in Canada, the holiday season is preparing quietly... Or rather feverishly. Since the kick-off of festivities is already given by "the Christmas party". Understand, the office party of Christmas, a veritable institution in most companies and administrations. A rendez-vous to which it is impossible to escape : let us say it immediately, it is downright frowned upon to play the absent.

The Christmas party is a funny moment, a mixture of team building and celebration and good-natured, always carefully prepared by the employer - it is a real investment for the company and all business developed with offers of the parties "turnkey" - and the employee - this is the night not to miss, in both senses of the term !

to Choose her outfit, this is the first headache caused by the "Christmas party". For many, this is the time to get out the glitter and give the best image of oneself, or even surprise them by revealing a part of fantasy. But be careful of excesses, whether they are clothing or food. Not to mention the alcohol consumption moderately, especially in this context ! He must adapt his dress, and his behaviour at the place (which can go to the grand hotel in the abandoned factory, it is better to be well informed ahead of time). But also in the form that will be in the evening : solemn with back on the past year and celebration of the achievements made by the company, festive with a DJ and party favors to dance the night away, or casual and falsely improvised in the bar next to the exit of the office.

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For a French freshly arrived in Canada, the Christmas party has something a little confusing, or even disturbing. Partying with colleagues, staff and his superiors is not trivial : if you do not let go a little, we will find you stuck up, or supercilious ; whether you let go too much, the return to the office the next day may be a torment. In clear, he must know how to have fun without ever forgetting that it is a time of professional exchange. The key word in "office party" this is not a "party" is "office" !

The goal of this evening organized by the employer ? Allow employees to have a good time together, so that relationships at work are facilitated. Neither more nor less. There also the canadian sites are full of advice of good practice : 5 rules to follow, 12 things not to do, 6 tips for not to skid, etc,

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what is stressed even more with the approach of D-day ! Don't worry : the locals are also febrile as you. And if you can go without a hitch on the test of the Christmas party, you have passed the best test of socialization and integration in Canada. Happy holidays !

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