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Holiday Party, Slip-Sliding Away

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 17 (UPI) — The typical U.S. office party has gone from an open-bar, brass-band blowout to a meek, cost-effective, employees-only seasonal fete, surveys indicate.

The annual survey done by executive search firm Amprop Battalia Winston found 74 percent of companies indicated they would throw a holiday party for their staff.

That was the lowest number on record for the survey that has been conducted every year for more than 20 years, the Los Angeles Times reported Saturday.

Furthermore, “Once a company does away with them (the holiday bash), parties rarely get back in the budget,” said Chief Executive Officer Dale Winston.

“Some young people entering the job market may never see a corporate holiday party,” she said.

For example, Nestle’s at their Southern California office threw parties that were “big, like really big,” said Andrea Estrada, spouse of a Nestle’s employee.

“And you could drink whatever you wanted — shots, beer, wine, mixed drinks. It was top shelf,” she said.

Nestle’s, however, quit throwing any seasonal party in 2008 and has not offered once since, the newspaper said.

A survey taken by outplacement company Challenger, Gray & Christmas found a similar tailing off of holiday parties, with 60 percent of firms that were giving parties barring outside guests including family members. In 2010, 54 percent of firms had limited parties to company personnel only.

 

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