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Office parties can be a fun diversion from the everyday monotony of work, or a drunken train wreck of inappropriate behavior. Halloween office parties tend to go a bit lighter on the drinking than Christmas events and focus on costumes and food, but there’s plenty of opportunity for both silly fun and/or HR nightmares. Some critics think we should keep Halloween outside the office. What do you think?

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Harmless fun or tone-deaf nonsense? Halloween parties at work are distracting—no one can argue with that—but is the distraction welcomed or fraught with problems?

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Halloween parties at work are the best. You get to find out that Dave from accounting is a huge Bojack Horseman fan, and that shy wallflower you've never spoken to secretly wants to be a vampire hunter. It's fun. It's silly. It's rarely actually frightening. 

Most often, it's just a lot of food, costumes and a playlist of goofy songs that aren't even scary. It's a good time and a team-building opportunity. 

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For many people, Halloween isn't a day of fun and candy; it's full of culturally insensitive costumes and overt displays of gore and sexual imagery. For religious, cultural or other personal reasons, they don't want it around. 

Just because such opinions may be in the minority at the office doesn't mean they deserve to be dismissed. Beyond all that, you are at work to work. Save the parties for your own time. 

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Should offices have Halloween parties?
#HalloweenAtWork
A festive crown for the winner
#BeProfessional