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Pro: Building Professional Relationships
So, offices. They're for being professional, right? And that's all well and good, but because so much work and inter-office communicating happens solely on screens it can be important to spend face time with your co-workers outside of the actual office. Maybe even at a bar? Yes! Maybe. Are you thinking that this isn't necessary? That your work should speak for itself and that you shouldn't feel obligated to socialize with your colleagues? Well, go right ahead and think that, but you are not going to go very far in your career. Responsibly building personal relationships with the people you work with is very important to professional success. Bosses like to enjoy spending time with the people they are, you know, going to have to spend a lot of time around, and one way to prove that you're not a boring killjoy is to go out and have a drink or two with colleagues and show them your winning personality. You don't have a winning personality? Don't worry! That's why alcohol is so great. It instantly makes you more charming. It's magical that way.