How do I turn down going to a staff Xmas party & as well how do I voice I don't agree buying gifts for our employer? Im quitting in 2 months
On the day of the party just say that you are sick (stomach virus or something). As far as gifts go, no one should ever be obligated to give a gift, whether you are staying at a job or leaving. A simple holiday card would be appropriate too.
Simply tell them you are not in the Christmas spirit this year and would like to opt out. Should not be forced to attend party or pay for a gift if uninterested.