As long as I perform well as an employee, do I need to attend out of office work events to get ahead?

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    You shouldn't have to, however in many work cultures you must. In some not going means you might be looking at getting booted especially if your not one just out of college.

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    Really depends upon the company culture. In general, it is human nature that if 2 employees are rated closely, the one that is more "known" is likely to be favored. That is why networking, which is really what these events should be viewed as, is important.

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    You shouldn't have to feel like you should attend these work events to get ahead. I think they're good too build the team spirit and get to know your co-workers which helps you and your daily work. If a company needs you to attend these events as they may pertain to the business itself, they should advise when you're being interviewed and offering the job.

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    Not all of them. There are different functions to appeal to different facets of the company culture.

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    It's never required, but it's nice to do.

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    Socializing with colleagues out of the office is great for building personal connections. Feeling obligated to attend isn't part of it.

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    If you want to get ahead yes the bosses won’t see you unless you show them

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    Unfortunately yes, unless you are in a position of being perceived as irreplaceable, and then it’s still dangerous not to.