12 Tips for Christmas

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Follow our 12 tips for Christmas and worry not!

  1. Misguided by Mistletoe at the Staff Party – Your staff policies on bullying and harassment and discrimination still apply at the office party. Just make sure everyone knows this and knows what they are. if you are attending your office party Looking forward to the office Christmas party? It’s often great fun and an end-of-year morale boost for staff… just be careful not to make any false promises while in the festive spirit.
  2. Finance – Be careful not to overspend – Set a budget for the festive season and stick to it
  3. Vouchers as Presents –  Before you buy, check the expiry date!
  4. Online shopping is one way of avoiding the queues come the January sales – but make sure you are do so safely. Check for the padlock sign on the payment page and monitor your credit card or paypal account regularly. – Safest way to shop – is to shop local!
  5. Taking a break over Christmas ? Make your home look occupied, leave a light on and get a trusted neighbour to check on your property, don’t leave any presents visible from the windows – Finally take precautions to make sure the pipes don’t burst!
  6. Check your house insurance– if you have got expensive Christmas presents you may need to up the insurance to cover them!
  7. Family law – If you are involved in a family law dispute, if possible, put aside your own differences and try to put the children first during the festive season.  Let the children enjoy their Christmas, without tension and acrimony between their parents. Don’t forget family law proceedings are private – you cannot post or tweet about them
  8. Social Media – Employers should ensure that employees should not place material on social media sites which would adversely affect the reputation of the employer and that such conduct may result in the employee being disciplined in accordance with the employer’s disciplinary policy.
  9. Safety First – Christmas lights spread festive cheer but don’t forget to turn them off before you go to bed… the bright lights might keep your neighbours awake…or set your house on fire!
  10. Return that Gift – Check as shops’ return policy before you buy and ask for a gift receipt. There is no obligation for shops to offer an exchange or refund for unwanted Christmas gifts but many still do as a gesture of goodwill – otherwise it could be regifted!
  11. Don’t ever drink & Drive – If you’re drinking, leave the car at home and make sure you don’t drive the following morning – You could still be over the limit!
  12. Eat, drink and stay merry this Christmas – but do it all in moderation.