Friday, June 14, 2013

Friend at a Work Function?

Dear Jocelyn,
I've been invited to a work function. The invitation says 'and significant other'. My husband isn't able to attend. Is it inappropriate to take a good friend instead? 

Dear SO,
For a work function, it would probably be best to ask your HR rep or boss, since the answer depends on what type of function it is. However, it doesn't seem like a good idea. A friend will know no one at this party and will most likely get bored, and your coworkers (expecting you to bring your husband) will be wondering who exactly this person is and why you felt the need to bring them. My advice is to go alone, and duck out early if you get bored. 

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