My work is having an X-Mas party, just going out for dinner. I get off work at 4:30 and it starts at 5, we'd leave the restaurant at maybe at 7 or 7:30. Otherwise I'd be home about 10 minutes after 4:30. I have finals this week and my grades on 2 of them depend on whether or not I'll pass. And graduate. I haven't gotten warnings or anything but I can't get another low grade or I'll risk failing. Needless to say I am so nervous and I still have so much more due and to study for. So this lady I work with guilt triped me into saying I'd go. She said "I have a problem with that, I want you there." "Can't you take a break from studying?" These people never even went to college. I'm also just working there through college myself. None of them like the other, they all gossip about eachother. This isn't some family connection we have going on. It's also a small group of about 10 people. Should I say I can't go? I mean this is about 2.5 hours of studying and working on my final projects that will be lost. And what I have to study I have to PUT together in order to study. I'm so nervous. This lady was like so mad at me. I heard her say our manager changed the date to Monday, and I'm assuming this is leaving someone else out that she probably wanted to be there? I have this feeling maybe they changed it so I could go or something, or maybe not. Like I'd be afraid of something weird like that being the case. But I said I couldn't this week anyway. What should I do? Should I just tell them I can't go I really need to work on my finals? I feel like I could fit everything in but I am so stressed already. I'd feel bad... I don't know what to do.