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How to Survive the Company Picnic

Attending the company picnic may not be high on your list of fun things to do, but it doesn't have to be a drag, either.


  • Step 1: Stay positive Stay positive and think of this as a way to get to know your co-workers and network with others in the company.
  • TIP: Bring a friend with you to help you feel more at ease.
  • Step 2: Participate Participate in activities to make the time go by faster. Participating will show others that you're a team player -- and you might even have fun.
  • Step 3: Act professionally Always behave professionally. Even though you're away from the office, you are still at a work-related event.
  • TIP: Limit or avoid alcohol if it’s available.
  • Step 4: Eat Eat the picnic food, or at least taste it. People like to know their dishes are appreciated by others.
  • Step 5: Relax and enjoy Just relax and decide you're going to enjoy yourself. You may find, at the end of the day, you actually did.
  • FACT: In 2000, the French organized a 600-mile-long picnic -- the length of their country -- to celebrate the first Bastille Day of the new Millennium.

You Will Need

  • Positive attitude
  • Participation
  • Professionalism
  • Appetite
  • Friend (optional)

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