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timmyquest 03-02-09 10:40 AM

Alcohol on your work lunch?
 
Yes?
No?

KingTermite 03-02-09 10:41 AM

No

ModoVincere 03-02-09 10:43 AM

No

Tude 03-02-09 10:45 AM

No. Used to in the 80's when it was known as the two martini lunch at the office. Of course I didn't drink martinis so there were a few times I had a good buzz coming back to the office after killing a couple pitchers with a couple other people. The afternoon was a complete waste though.

timmyquest 03-02-09 10:47 AM

That's a shame. A margarita would have gone excellent with my fajita's...

-=(8)=- 03-02-09 10:49 AM

When I was younger, yes :beer:

I dont see a problem with it unless you're the guy who comes
back and acts like they've had alcohol for lunch.

kila kila kila 03-02-09 10:50 AM

Absolutely yes.

SamDaBikinMan 03-02-09 10:51 AM

Depends, are you the brewmaster for a beer company?

botto 03-02-09 10:55 AM

depends, but generally no.

Michigander 03-02-09 10:56 AM

I don't drink, so that would be a no.

artifice 03-02-09 10:59 AM

naw, not socially acceptable in the states. too bad, as I was at a great italian place friday and a glass of wine would have been amazing.

DallasSoxFan 03-02-09 10:59 AM

Depends entirely on the company, the situation, and the job level.

My current job and position - absolutely not.

My previous job was working as a (high-level) IT grunt at a drilling company. A beer or two at lunch was almost a requirement. Especially if you with managers or above.

BoSoxYacht 03-02-09 11:00 AM

I've worked at a few places where it was the norm for a friday lunch, but not anymore.

A little puff-puff is a different story though.

HardyWeinberg 03-02-09 11:05 AM

can, but don't

botto 03-02-09 11:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by artifice (Post 8453479)
naw, not socially acceptable in the states. too bad, as I was at a great italian place friday and a glass of wine would have been amazing.

sweeping statements ftw.

wolfpack 03-02-09 11:10 AM

no, not if i'm going back to work afterwards.

DataJunkie 03-02-09 11:11 AM

Occasionally, yes

jschen 03-02-09 11:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by artifice (Post 8453479)
naw, not socially acceptable in the states.

Depends. I once had a manager insist on buying me a margarita at lunch as long as I didn't have to give a presentation that afternoon. I didn't have any meetings scheduled, so we had our margaritas. In my current setting, it's not unusual for people to go back to work after Friday happy hour, and we are allowed to use some common sense and identify situations where a drink before being done with work is acceptable. For example, some members of the lab, myself included, enjoy an occasional beer at Saturday lunch and return to work afterward. I recall that I was a stickler for not drinking until I was 21, but I made an exception for Friday afternoon happy hours at the chemistry department, which my coworkers and I attended for 30 minutes before returning to work.

CliftonGK1 03-02-09 11:15 AM

When I worked for a small gen-gineering firm back in Ohio, we (whole company, boss included) would go across the street to the local brewpub for burgers and pitchers once in a while.
Where I work now, that wouldn't go over so well... but many people head down to RedHook on Friday evening after work.

chipcom 03-02-09 11:17 AM

Only when I was in the military. :eek:

UnsafeAlpine 03-02-09 11:24 AM

YOU'RE ALL A BUNCH OF NAMBY-PAMBYS! Always drink at lunch. It's the fundamental right of all people to enjoy alcohol whenever possible.


That said, I don't actually have a job, so maybe you shouldn't listen to me.

Tude 03-02-09 11:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by UnsafeAlpine (Post 8453621)
YOU'RE ALL A BUNCH OF NAMBY-PAMBYS! Always drink at lunch. It's the fundamental right of all people to enjoy alcohol whenever possible.


That said, I don't actually have a job, so maybe you shouldn't listen to me.

Ha - we used to drink snakebites before some of our tests ...

mickey85 03-02-09 11:31 AM

Well, since I'm a teacher, I have 30 minutes for lunch, and being the young, "cool" teacher, rumors already float about what I spend my weekends doing, I don't think it'd be too prudent...

botto 03-02-09 12:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mickey85 (Post 8453660)
Well, since I'm a teacher, I have 30 minutes for lunch, and being the young, "cool" teacher, rumors already float about what I spend my weekends doing, I don't think it'd be too prudent...

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crackerjab 03-02-09 12:30 PM

I have the occasional beer at lunch with a couple of my customers.


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