Should I go to a networking event in a few weeks? I'm busy now, with a little bit extra trickling in, but after I finish my current projects, I'm not sure what's next.

I hate networking. It's like going to a party for real task other than to sell myself. Blech. But everyone's always saying "Oh, you have to network, blah blah blah."

If I go, is it okay to have a drink first?
Originally Posted by ninja dog
You could do what I did the last time I went to one of those. I went in good faith and made an honest effort. I then bailed early and went a got a glass of wine at my favorite restaurant. It was about 2pm on a weekday.
Originally Posted by wild~hair
That is exactly what I'm going to do. Do the work, then reward myself.