Ah, dezembro – o mês das confraternizações! 

Uns adoram, outros odeiam. Mas com uma coisa todos concordam: é um mês cheio de armadilhas que podem comprometer sua imagem pessoal e profissional.

Vamos usar o tema “Festa da Firma” para aperfeiçoar seu inglês? Aproveite as dicas (dos and don’ts) , pesquise o que não entender e ainda aprenda algumas palavras novas. 
 
Don’t:

1)  Don’t SKIP the party
Avoid turning to your BACKLOG of excuses to get out of this year’s party. Don’t be a Grinch – go to the party!

Vocabulary
TO SKIP:  to avoid; to not do something that you usually do or that you should do


BACKLOG:  an accumulation of tasks unperformed or materials not processed (a backlog or court cases)


2)  Don’t talk about work excessively
The holiday party is a work event, but that doesn’t mean you should TALK SHOP the entire time. You’re there to have fun, so MINGLE with colleagues.

Vocabulary
TO TALK SHOP : to talk about your  job with those you work with when not at work. 

TO MINGLE: to mix, to move around and talk to other people at a social event

3)  Don’t bring an inappropriate gift to the SWAP or to the Secret Santa

You can purchase something funny, but not inappropriate. Remember your boss will be witnessing your gift being unwrapped.

Vocabulary
SWAP:  an event where people exchange gifts

4)  Don’t appear BORED or antisocial
Try to resist the URGE  to constantly check texts and social media at the office holiday party.

Vocabulary
BORED:  feeling weary and impatient because one is unoccupied or lacks interest in one activity

URGE: a strong desire or impulse


5)  Don’t drink too much
If you don’t want to come into work the next day WONDERING if you JEOPARDIZED your job, drink wisely – and be sure to sample the snacks, too.

Vocabulary
TO WONDER:  to desire to know something, to feel curious, to feel doubt

TO JEOPARDIZE:  to put into a situation in which there is a danger of loss, harm or failure

Do:

6)  Dress festively (but not inappropriately)
Use good judgment when you’re getting DECKED OUT for the company party. Avoid wearing anything that could double as an outfit for a night out at the club.

Vocabulary
TO BE DECKED OUT:  to adorn brightly or festively 

7)  Be careful with what you share on social media
You may be tempted to live-tweet your office party or post videos to your Snapchat Story but.. if you want to avoid trouble, STICK TO  posting group photos you all posed for.

Vocabulary
TO STICK TO:  to continue or confine oneself to doing or using a particular thing, adhere to


8)  Thank the host
If you can’t thank them in person at the party, be sure TO FOLLOW UP with a thank-you note or email.

Vocabulary
TO FOLLOW UP  – to carry out an activity, to continue something 


FONTES: 


http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary
https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary
https://en.oxforddictionaries.com

https://blog.hubspot.com

 

Escrito por Rose Souza. Publicado em 21.12 na coluna semanal da Exame.com. Editado por Rose Souza para o blog da Companhia de Idiomas 

Rosangela Souza é fundadora e sócia-diretora da Companhia de Idiomas e ProfCerto. Graduada em Letras e Tradução/Interpretação pela Unibero, Business English na Philadelphia, USA. Especialista em Gestão Empresarial com MBA pela FGV e PÓSMBA pela FIA/FEA/USP.  Desenvolveu projetos acadêmicos sobre segmento de idiomas, planejamento estratégico e indicadores de desempenho para MPMEs. Colunista do portal da Catho Carreira & Sucesso, RH.com e Exame.com.   Professora de Técnicas de Comunicação, Gestão de Pessoas e Estratégia na pós graduação ADM da Fundação Getulio Vargas/FGV.


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