How to Wine and Dine (Part 2)

Impressing clients, co-workers and the Big Boss


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Co-workers you supervise

When taking out co-workers who you supervise, the situation is always very delicate. You need to let your hair down a bit -- assuming you still have any -- while making sure to not break the sanctity of the supervisor/supervisee bond.

The best way to do this is to start slow, and then leave! This is the time for sports bars and pu-pu platters. Order up a few and pay for the first round of drinks. Buy a bottle or two of wine as well. Enjoy a glass of wine or a cocktail with your supervisees and watch the conversation heat up as the bottles get drained. When you’ve had enough to know you’ve been drinking, it’s time to hightail it outta there, before you get carried away. Order up another round of drinks, pay for it all, and leave as the hero to your staff. They’ll feel better being themselves without you around, and you’ll feel better having not gotten caught ogling that cute girl in the design team or oversharing about your own boss.

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  • Snooth User: schellbe
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    We are supposed to schmooze our kids friends parents in order to get them into exclusive schools or employment?. Greg, you must live on Mars and I must live on Venus, or both, but these are kids. Let them grow up themselves, with a little autonomy.

    And go enjoy a nice bottle of wine with friends while your kids are enjoying the usual over organized extra-curricular activities that kids do today.

    Dec 05, 2010 at 12:29 PM

  • Snooth User: vfsi
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    When I read the title, "Your children’s friends’ parents" , I was thinking, older children and their friends' parents, teenagers. It's nice to know the character of the friends your child has. What better way to find out than to lubricate the parents with a bottle of wine. The acorn doesn't fall too far from the oak.

    Dec 05, 2010 at 2:06 PM

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