Teambuilding during work hours

Are teambuilding events held during work hours mandatory? My manager is requiring us to go bowling during work hours and calling it teambuilding. I know if this was held after hours, it would be optional to attend, but quite frankly, I hate my coworkers and don’t want to go. I shouldn’t be required to fraternize with coworkers I can’t stand. Can I opt out and stay in the office and work instead? 

As we spend so much of our lives with coworkers and at the office, if you dislike your colleagues so much, maybe there is a larger issue at play here, and you need to step back and take a hard look at why you feel so strongly about not going, and if you aren’t part of the problem.

Teambuilding during work hours

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