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Drinking on the job?!!!?

by Jessie Hawkins


It is rare to watch an episode of Mad Men and not see the characters drinking at work. While most people save the cocktails for happy hour, there is a growing trend within tech and media firms that has employees drinking on the job.

From alcohol stocked break rooms and kitchens, to beer vending machines and digitized kegs, bosses in these trend-setting offices believe anything that encourages employees to socialize is a good thing. By allowing, and even encouraging employees to engage in cocktail hour activities that would otherwise take place after work, these companies argue that "their employees are more likely to interact with colleagues from other departments and associate social activities with work." (Ladyish)

Just Asking ... Do you think drinking during office hours would ever be acceptable where you work? Why or why not? I myself think that maybe on a Friday at 4pm a beer wouldn't hurt but just any day and any time...I see bad things happening lol!  ~Jessie B