Chances are, you’ve already weathered your office holiday party this year. You may even have hosted it. But if you’ve still got one on your schedule — or you’re already dreading next year’s party — be sure to listen to this 2006 interview from National Public Radio. In it, NPR reporter Renee Montagne interviews Lucy Kellaway, who writes a workplace column for the Financial Times,
“They’re expensive, nobody enjoys them, they’re really stressful, they can result in sexual harassment lawsuits and all sorts of nasties, and yet they remain compulsory,” says Kellaway, who admits, on air, to having had a wee bit too much to drink at one party.