In many work environments, the line between you and your boss can seem a little blurry. Some managers and CEOs are comfortable fraternizing with those they manage or supervise and aren’t into strict boundaries when it comes to office conversations or after-work interactions, while others prefer to draw a distinct line in the sand, separating business from personal with an iron fist.
No matter what the case is, it’s never a good idea to get too comfortable with your boss, offering too much information or being a bit too casual in your manner of addressing or relating to them.
Brazen Careerist tells five things you shouldn’t do with—or even tell— your boss, from those drunken slips of the tongue to personal information that could get you fired.
1. Don’t consume excessive amounts of alcohol with or around your boss.
We all have a healthy limit for behaving professionally in public while drinking alcohol. Maybe you can handle one drink, maybe two, but when it comes to places where you’re around your boss, like a company happy hour or holiday party, resist the urge to have a drunken bonding moment with your boss. Maybe it worked for one guy one time, but upon sober reflection, your boss may get the impression that you’re one they have to “keep an eye on.” Set a limit for a safe “business drunk” and stick to it. Your self-control will be seen as a sign of maturity and professionalism.