Do I Have to Go to That? A Guide for the Reluctantly Social Employee

Figuring out unspoken rules for work-adjacent events

Madison Malone Kircher

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Cubicle buddy’s birthday party is this Saturday? In a neighborhood across the city from my apartment, at a brewery, even though I’m on antibiotics and really shouldn’t imbibe? Sure, I’ll be there. Company holiday party? Absolutely. Going-away drinks at 6 p.m. on…

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Madison Malone Kircher

Madison Malone Kircher is a staff writer at New York Magazine. She lives in Brooklyn. Twitter: @4evrmalone