Party’s over for Xmas photocopier pranks: Office festive drinks are back after Covid hiatus last year… but the ‘rules’ have changed, survey suggests 

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  • Four out of five workers say the traditional office Christmas party is out of date
  • 21 percent of the workers said that now it is wrong to photocopy body parts
  • Other traditions abandoned in the past include kissing aides and party games.

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The annual Christmas party is making a welcome return after last year’s hiatus, but there will be some changes.

According to a survey, four out of five workers say a traditional Christmas do is out of date, including ‘photocopying body parts’ (21 percent), kissing a colleague (19 percent) and drinking wine from a plastic cup. 14 percent) is now frozen. by modern British employees.

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Photocopying body parts (21 per cent), kissing a colleague (19 per cent) and drinking from a plastic cup (14 per cent) are now preferred by modern British workers.

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And there will be other changes as a result of the pandemic, with a third of workers hesitant to hug their peers, and 48 percent saying they would wash their hands throughout the evening.

Some 30 percent will wear a face mask upon entering and leaving the venue, and 20 percent say they will not shake hands with anyone.

Four out of five workers say the traditional Christmas do is out of date, according to a Free Now survey

Four out of five workers say the traditional Christmas do is out of date, according to a Free Now survey

But 76 percent of workers said their bosses were going the extra mile with this year’s party to compensate for cancellations caused by the pandemic last year.

A total of 16 percent are happy they’ll get to see coworkers in the flesh instead of a Zoom call, 20 percent are relishing the chance to get dressed, and 19 percent can’t wait to catch up. office gossip.

The voting was initiated by ride-hailing app Free Now.

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