Employees at McLellans Systems Ltd reported a dive in morale at this years Christmas party when the company's "hot girl in accounts" left at 7.30pm.
"Before then the party was in full swing and many of the guys in the company were happy and chatting her up," said HR advisor Graham Dempsey.
"But then she announced her boyfriend was picking her up. When she left, the party never recovered and a lot of people were down and disheartened" other guests reported that many of the men who had earlier appeared chatty, became quiet and most of them left around 8pm.
"Some tried to make an effort and chat to the less attractive members of staff but it wasn't the same."