German Court Rules Office Parties Are Work, Not Fun

A German court has ruled that office parties are work, not fun. Anyone who has ever attended an office party already knew that, of course.

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  1. ICallMasICM says:

    As a consultant the real question is whether they’re billable.

  2. James Joyner says:

    If it’s a client’s party, I’d think so. If it’s your company’s party, probably not unless there’s some sort of “overhead” category you can charge against.

  3. Ron says:

    Obviously never been to one of our office parties.