The holidays are a  good time to get together with friends, family and co-workers. Most companies organize a holiday party or dinner for employees and their families.

I've attended holiday parties and had a blast, and I have been extremely bored at holiday parties. This experience has made me think twice about going to company parties and has made my spouse think twice about going with me to company parties.

This begs the question...are you obligated to attend? Most bosses put a lot of time and effort into these parties so I feel like you HAVE to attend.