On the other hand, you might be risking missing out on something good, like what happened to me several years ago... my manager was trying to convince me to attend one of our big studio-wide meetings where it's mostly just a "pat everyone on the back, touch base" type of thing, probably about 300-400 people. I generally don't go to every one of those, being busy and wanting to get real work done, and those get-togethers don't really provide any new/useful info; I just occasionally go. I was going to skip this one, but my manager was acting a bit weird, trying to convince me that it would be a fun one, but acting nonchalant about it, and I kept saying I had stuff I needed to do, and he finally said, "I'll walk down with you...", and I agreed, just to make him happy. So partway through the meeting, they flash a giant pic of me on the big screen (huge theater-sized room), and it turns out I was given an award for helping get a product through a very difficult period of time... surprised the heck out of me. It was really funny thinking back how my manager had tried to convince me without spoiling the surprise. As matter of fact we're having one of those meetings today, but luckily I'm working from home today.