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Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by jsboots21, Mar 8, 2013.

  1. jsboots21

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    My Dad works at an IT firm that does this. In the Silicon Valley style, they want absolutely zero distractions to the creative process. If drinking Two Hearted makes you code better, by all means, have a pint. Seems to be a big bonding opportunity for all the employees as well.
     
  3. SaCkErZ9

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    I guess it depends on what kind of beer. A glass of Founders KBS would render me unproductive for half a day. A glass of Left Hand Pilsner would have little effect on me. A glass of Bud Light would not touch my lips.
     
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    I worked for several real estate firms over the past 10 years and we always had beer in our fridge at work. It was never an issue and if you wanted to have a beer with lunch, no one cared. One friday a month in the summer we would shut down early and have tacos and beer on the patio. It was a great team building event.
     
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    Beer on Friday seems like just a way to send you off to the weekend happy (thus creating a better working environment) rather than a scheme to boost productivity mid-week.
     
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    Wow, that seems like an awesome idea. I think its great when you find employers who care more about their employees than themselves and who will do whatever it takes for their workers to be happy. God knows that a lot of bosses are the exact opposite. Happy workers = happy work environment = better business IMO. It's nce to see people getting to have "fun" at work, not many jobs are like that these days. I liken this to seeing all the google headquarters and offices from around the world. Seems like work is never really work to those people which makes life that much more enjoyable.

    In may case I basically get to taste beer/wine/liquor as my job so I guess you can say it's kind of the same thing. Love my job ha
     
  7. camil1mj

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    My wife works as HR for a tech company and they allow workers to drink while at work. She says everyone seems to respect the idea that you don't over do it. I still think it is a bad idea.
     
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    We have Shuffleboard Beer League (SBL) at work on Fridays.

    Basically, just an excuse to drink during the late afternoon on a Friday and use our in-office games. A few of us usually just bring in a few bottles to share. Not much gets done, but it's cool to work for a company that supports our craft beer habits.
     
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    No beer cart. But we do have cocktail parties that start usually at 5. Sometimes 4:30. The best stuff they serve is typically Sam Adams, but hey, its free. We did have a Oktoberfest thing where they tried to serve some German brews. That was thinking outside the box.

    I will sometimes go out for a beer during lunch or a late afternoon nip.
     
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    She works in Human Resources? :confused: This department is usually the most anal about work ethic!!
     
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    no. but my locker has a case in it just in *case *.

    most of my co-workers have earthquake preparedness kits in theirs. the case is part of my emergency preparedness!
     
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    Some of us drink Surly cans at work. The boss doesn't know it, but she does wonder why those energy drinks have such an adverse affect on us.
     
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    After 5 on Fridays at the shop we shut down, open the coolers and drink our fill, with the radio loud!!
     
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    Diageo in Norwalk CT is a alcohol importer, they have bars in their workspace and Thursday evening cocktail parties from what I understand.
     
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    I work in a small, somewhat laid-back lab, and my bosses are big wine-drinkers. Every now and then we have wine with lunch or at the end of the work day, but there are some beers in the fridge (Pacifico and Heineken). I have been thinking about bringing in some different beers to share/have on hand. (Any suggestions are welcome :))
     
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    When I was in grad school in Bamberg, Germany, a lot of students would work at the local BOSCH factory during the semester break. The assembly line workers were allowed to drink on the job, and the place was set up with beer vending machines from the (now defunct) Maisel Brewery. Word was they sold 5000 bottles PER DAY, and friends of mine confirmed seeing old school workers put away a dozen or more half liters during a shift.
     
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    At the last company I worked for they had a monthly social toward the end of the day where they served food and 2 drink tickets although the beer was sam adams and heineken and unfortunately you could not bring your own so always refrained from drinking
     
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    In a customer facing environment such as the one I find myself in every day, it isn't uncommon to get a headache from dealing with people's rudeness and incompetence. To remedy the situation, my bad days are spent drinking at the Red Brick Pizza next door. Best they have is Hangar 24 Amarillo Pale and Orange Wheat, but in pinch, and on a shitty day, hard to complain about that.
     
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    Never at work or while on the clock, but we've had team events/lunches where we leave early and have some beers and food together, which is usually fun.
     
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    I think you meant a plastic cup of Bud Light
     
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    My cousins husband works for a marketing firm and they did commercials for Sun King. They liked the commercials so much they installed a kegerator for take home growlers whenever they want. Just as good as one beer at work in my opinion.
     
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    Ahhhh, one of the small advantages of being self employed. And I still rarely take advantage of it since I'm afraid one of my clients will smell it on my breath.
     
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    The HR team there has a few just like everyoene else. Makes them more approachable for when team members need help.
     
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    I work as a manager for a beer store. I don't drink on the job, I research products properly.
     
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    For malpractice and other liability reasons, no.
     
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    It happens like once a month where I'm at and i guess it's kind of nice to break up the day but Blue Moon is usually as good as it gets here.
     
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    Nicely done.
     
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    I'd say this is a horrible idea for all of the obvious reasons. What if you screw something up? I guess it could depend on what line of work you're in, but I'm having a difficult time thinking of one where it'd be a good idea.
     
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    It would sure make driving a lift truck interesting after a few black notes.
     
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    No beer at work. Only spirits.
    Fresh off the bottling line at the distillery, baby.
     
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    Especially if you have the collision alert gizmo that shuts the fork lift down and emails your supervisor you crashed something and they have to start up the lift and send you home on suspension...

    Think this falls into some of the new age stuff at work. The younger work force - the reward system extends far beyond the paycheck. I had a short course on worker benefits and employee engagement influenced by generations. As a silverback, many of the things brought out had me in disbelief. Actually, some sort of happy hour kinda thing while not completely common, is a supposedly becoming a popular way of building employee engagement in quite a few places. Patio lunches once a week with beer and wine, or monthly cookouts, etc. I would think it could be a liability nightmare. We can't even have holiday parties with alcohol on company property anymore between the fitness police and insurance companies. Apparently some places make a different choice.
     
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    I guess it would be nice to be able to drink at work, but I can see why is prohibited by most employers.
     
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    I actually had this conversation with some folks last night. Someone was talking about the culture at certain tech startups, where they start drinking around 3:00 pm every day. I can see the one day a week or month thing, a beer Thursday, as a good way to bond and let off steam. But every day? Those startups aren't going to be around long.

    This conversation led to one about Don Draper...
     
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    i work in a pretty casual, creative environment. i think it would be frowned upon to just drink whenever. but most people i work with have some type of liquor in their office, for when the occasion arises. they usually have beer at office type events / mini celebrations. i have beer fridge in my office

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    whenever friends come to visit where i work i usually offer them a beer (and have one with them) because, why not?
     
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    We get beer and pizza at 4:00 PM every Friday. Best part is I work with 3-4 other beer enthusiasts so we usually end up with something good.
     
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    I work next to a brewery. Does that count?

    Pretty sure I spend more time there than actually working...
     
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    We have two kegs on tap in a special room, we also do Taste tests every week. And at all our events we usually have some decent craft offerings. It helps spark creativity! ;)
     
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    Not allowed here. Although if you saw some of the crap we put out, you might think our execs are constantly knackered. Hell, sometimes I do.
     
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    Culture. This thread wouldn't exist 50 years ago. In the right business atmosphere, it works. In the wrong one, it could be a disaster.
     
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    The last comment proves to be the most intelligent. My job takes skill, but not so much that I should be prohibited from expanding my palate or enjoying a favorite during lunch or when I don't have massage clients scheduled. I look at it as being a separate job, nay a duty to myself. These wrists won't hold out forever, but I will have a palate of steel to fall back on;) .
     
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