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Con: Ruining Professional Relationships
The flip-side to building a professional relationship through drinking, is that this is also the quickest way to ruin one, thus turning you into a kind of office cliché. Just as easily as you can turn colleagues into friends after having a couple of beers together, you can turn colleagues into enemies by having more than a couple of beers together. The thing is, you have to know your limit and stick to it. Do NOT be tempted to partake in that extra round because everyone else is. This could lead to a situation where your co-workers have to drag you to a cab and trust that you'll wake up in time to give the driver accurate directions because they don't know exactly where you live and can only tell the driver a general neighborhood. You really don't want to be that person. It will be hard to ever show your face in the office again, and nobody wants that.