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drinking beer in the office during business hours? - October 22, 2010, 02:37 PM

i just received a message from someone (all names withheld to protect the innocent) that they're working in the office while drinking beer. a senior VP even came by and said there's more beer in the fridge and some snacks. this is a mid-size IT consulting firm with several thousand peoples spread out over the world. i've never heard of an office allowing this, but thought it was pretty cool. how about you guys?


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October 22, 2010, 02:39 PM

meh, people can go out to lunch on friday and have 1 couple. I wouldn't come to work sloshed but onsite rules is weird. Private firm though seems like less risk.
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October 22, 2010, 02:42 PM

I've worked for companies that have had happy hours with alcohol then back to work....

moderation....is key.

We've had margaritas then went back to work...etc....no big deal.

How much business is done over lunch, dinner, drinks....????....a lot.


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October 22, 2010, 02:42 PM

I used to work for a small IT firm, and the IT director had a small fridge in his office, full of alcohol. Friday afternoon was "D day"

Couple of years ago, while working on a DOD contract, on a DOD building; a team lead was caught taking a shot of some sort of alcohol, along with most of his team. The team lead took the blame, and was fire, while the team members that were drinking got a one week suspension.

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October 22, 2010, 02:45 PM

I do it every week.. with my boss.. just had a funday friday payday lunch.. went to rio and got wasted..

at sprint we used to have kegs every friday..

just about every fridge in our building has either beer or wine in it.. all 12 floors..


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My old .com we had a full stocked fridge of beer next to the sodas... Of course they went bankrupt in 2001... but who's counting?


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October 22, 2010, 02:48 PM

having a drink or two at lunch sounds ok, it's just hearing about it while they're working and in the office that makes it sound weird. i dunno, i guess it's more common than i thought.


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October 22, 2010, 02:48 PM

Career Builder used to do Margarita Days, same thing, don't get stupid.

When I worked at Countrywide Home Loans forever ago, 5 o'clock would hit and the loan officer I processed for would yell down the hall "Goose time!!!". He kept a big bottle of Grey Goose in the freezer, Fresca in the fridge. Working late was never so much fun!!


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I do it every week.. with my boss.. just had a funday friday payday lunch.. went to rio and got wasted..

at sprint we used to have kegs every friday..

just about every fridge in our building has either beer or wine in it.. all 12 floors..
Bunch of drunks!!


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October 22, 2010, 02:52 PM

My old job - Friday @ 3:30 or 4, you could expect to find the cooler being open and beers on 30% of people's desk so long as NO outside people were in the office and no meetings were happening.



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Career Builder used to do Margarita Days, same thing, don't get stupid.

When I worked at Countrywide Home Loans forever ago, 5 o'clock would hit and the loan officer I processed for would yell down the hall "Rape and pillage time!!!". He kept a big stack of sub prime loan applications in the drawer, and an approved stamp pad on his desk. Working late cranking out those bullshit loans and collecting commission was never so much fun!!
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October 22, 2010, 02:55 PM

Yes... I know a number of places were this is the norm.
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October 22, 2010, 02:55 PM

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owner of my company has 2 warehouses with a door in between he owns a IT company and Wine business lol. Everyone is always drinking wine.
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