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Birthdays, Happy Hours, and Holiday Parties

If you’ve worked in a stationary workplace you’ve probably found yourself in one of these situations: Packed into a break or conference room with all your co-workers, attempting idle chit-chat before singing happy birthday and eating cake; opening presents may or may not be involved. Or maybe it’s the office party—often dreaded or highly anticipated, depending on who you are or whom you’re celebrating. Or the (mandatory) office happy hour, which always seems to happen on your busiest day, but you can’t skip because it’ll look bad to your co-workers.

More times than you might think, we’ve been told by virtual workfolk that these experiences are either one of the things they miss the most or are the ...

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