Posted: 26/11/2014 at 16:52
I've passed on the works do (only £20 a ticket, but £40 for a hotel room, or the same for a taxi home). Why pay for something that I will want to leave after about 15 minutes anyway? Pretty much the only thing I have in common with my colleagues is work, and I'm buggered if I am talking work to them all night (which would happen).
The alternative is a pub meal with a running group I head out with from time to time. Nice people, happy to talk about running, and I can walk home (well, in theory, anyway).