However, no matter the japes that may befall you or your colleagues over the next few weeks, you're going to have to go some to top this Reddit user's story of a workmate who went unsurprisingly crazy after several Guinness and double whisky chasers.
It's a tale that takes in spilt cream, harassment of the party's musical entertainment and the destruction of a toilet wall - and then there's everything that happens when he's eventually taken home.
The story goes that this guy 'who's notorious for being a bit mental at the best of times' turned up to this works do and ordered a Guinness with a double whisky chaser.
Upon downing it, he ordered the same again and repeats, before having some lager with his dinner.
Fifty minutes in and he's apparently already plastered.
The Reddit user writes: "We get to dessert and he's putting his arm round this other guy being all weird, then grabs the pot of cream and pours it over the guy's lap.
"After dinner a musician turns up with an acoustic guitar and starts singing. He says 'hey karaoke!' and starts hassling the guy and has to be dragged back to the table."
The next chapter of this takes place in the venue's toilets.
One of the managers goes to check on him and discovers the absolutely sozzled co-worker in a stall with the door left wide open. However, he's left the toilet seat closed and is urinating all over it. At some point during this he'd also managed to pull a piece of wood panelling off of the wall toilet wall.
At this point his work mates called a cab for him and two of them accompanied him home. Then things take another turn for the worse.
"They get to his semi-detached house and he apparently can't remember which one he lives in and can't seem to find his key either," the storyteller said.
"So they knock on the door only for his neighbour to answer who tells him he's got the wrong house (this is around midnight). So they ring the bell of his house but his mother who he lives with is deaf so doesn't answer.
"They eventually find his key. He goes in the house, promptly lets his pet rats out of their cages and then pulls his trousers down."
This was the final straw for his pals, who supposedly took a couple of pics of him wandering around with his trousers round his ankles while two rats scuttled around his feet, before shutting the door and leaving him to it.
However, at 3am he apparently rang up his now-sleeping boss and thanked him for giving him the opportunity to work there.
This is surely going to be a night he won't want to come into the office and relive in a hurry.
Apparently, though, the Reddit account turned up to work at 9am - two hours later than their usual start time due to the night before - and was met by the very same colleague.
They continued: "He's sitting there on his pushbike asking why the gate's locked and says he got there at 7am like normal. I don't even know how he was conscious.
"The bike ride takes him just over an hour and we know he was awake at 3am so I reckon he never actually went to sleep at all."
Ladies and gentlemen, the bar has been set.
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