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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:23 PM
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I think that after 10 pm you should be allowed to drink at work
especially if you work a "day shift" that ostensibly ends at around 5 pm.

if they're gonna make you hang out and do work late at night, they should let you drink on the job, and then they should provide a taxi to take you home.

My old job used to at least provide the taxi. And supper. But we weren't allowed to drink on the job. We were allowed to drink at happy hour and the parties AFTER work, if we were done working, but never WHILE working. Except a few times.
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:25 PM
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1. My father worked for Schlitz (and then Stroh's) back when there were
taps in the lunchroom. (He worked at headquarters as Distribution Coordinator/logistics) Then, somebody's husband was killed in a car accident...and that ended. You still got free beer after hours at the Brown Bottle though.
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elocs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:07 PM
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7. When I was in college in 1974
I worked for a semester at Heileman's Old Style Brewery in La Crosse and they allowed the workers in the plant to drink on the job. There were an awful lot of beer bellies there. I am betting that the insurance companies eventually had a fit over that practice and it stopped.
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 10:09 AM
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12. The case I mentioned above led to legislation that banned beer
drinking on the job be brewery employees.
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Ptah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:25 PM
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2. It's always after 10pm somewhere. n/t
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Shine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:28 PM
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3. I think that after 10pm you should be allowed to SLEEP at work.
but that's just me. Screw the drinking. :P

:hi:
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johnnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:31 PM
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4. "allowed"?
Pfffftt. That's why God created flasks.
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mwdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:33 PM
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5. But only martini's
:evilgrin:
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GirlinContempt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:36 PM
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6. I dunno what it's like where you live
but here, your employer is required to provide you a way home after a certain hour.
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mad-mommy Donating Member (884 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:10 PM
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8. I just love this lounge...lol n/t
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idgiehkt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:11 PM
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9. I worked second in a medical lab and regularly drank on fhe job.
I'd just bring in a bottle of orange juice that had vodka in it. But eventually they caught onto me because I kept mislabeling the specimens and just screwing up in general. The moved me onto first so I could be supervised (but I still didn't stop the vodka and orange juice routine), and then they just fired me. Thank God, it was for the best, I could have really screwed up someone's life with what I was doing.
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NMMNG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 02:53 AM
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10. Hear Hear!
They have to provide some perks to make up for the lousy shift and pay.
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tjwmason Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 05:49 AM
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11. I think that you made a typo there
Surely it should read "I think that after 10 am you should be allowed to drink at work". That definitely makes more sense to me, the sun's over the yard-arm and all of that.
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Jokerman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 10:14 AM
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13. I worked for a company that let us drink after 5PM.
They even kept the fridge stocked with several brands of beer.

Hell, they offered me a beer during my interview, I accepted the beer and the job offer.

Unfortunately they got bought out by a bigger corporation and all that ended along with the once respectful and productive atmosphere.
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liontamer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 10:27 AM
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14. we can
and we often do.
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