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Old 01-07-05, 05:19 PM   #1
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Do you have happy hour at work?

Something I look forward to every Friday.... a break room full of snacks and a fridge full of beer.

Is this common?

I think I'll go grab a Jubel now.
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Old 01-07-05, 05:42 PM   #2
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Old 01-07-05, 05:52 PM   #3
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Used to back in the dot-com days. We even had some comfy sofas so you could sleep it off. You knew the good times were over when the fridge went from Czech beer to Miller
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Old 01-07-05, 10:00 PM   #4
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We have it first Friday of every month. Free alcohol, free food but most people bugger off after just one anyway.
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Old 01-07-05, 10:28 PM   #5
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Everyone here hates the job cause the bosses are arrogant morons. So happy hour's whenever we clock out.
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Old 01-08-05, 10:46 AM   #6
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Most big companies won't serve alcohol because if someone gets drunk and in an accident, they can and will get a lawsuit. Just ask your friendly lawyer. I have worked for a few fortune 500 companies and if there is an "outing" as they call it outside of work, the emails have to state "This is not a company sponsored event"..
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Old 01-08-05, 11:17 AM   #7
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I used to work at a place that had an account at the brew pub downstairs. When I had to stay late to finish a job, I could go down there to get dinner and beer. I'd head upstairs every 20min or so to check on the printer. I was a member of their 'mug club' which was 1 liter for $3.25. In the morning I could bring the owner my tab (often with 3 or 4 liters on it) and get reimbursed on my next check. That's the closest I've had.
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Old 01-08-05, 12:11 PM   #8
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My very first office job had 6-pack Fridays. I wasn't 21 until the last month I worked there. On my 21st birthday, I was taken to the liquor store on my lunch break to make my first purchase. I was also given a bottle of champagne by a coworker, which of course was consumed at work.
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Old 01-08-05, 02:38 PM   #9
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I had a job in college where a bottle of scotch came out at 5 p.m. or so. That was decades ago, when it was a regular thing to drink in the afternoons.

At the Christmas Party, the boss thought the regular receptionist would get waay too wasted to answer the phone. So, he hired a temp to answer the phone. By 7 p.m., the temp was wasted, and was seated in the boss's lap. And porno films were being shown on monitors in all around the office suite. Guys and gals who had hated each other all year were pairing off and heading to the darker corners of the complex. A strange sort of Christmas party.

These days, most folks I hang around with have their "happy hour" at a coffee shop. Same conversations ("the boss is an idiot..."), but no hang-overs, or paternity suits.
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Old 01-09-05, 12:12 AM   #10
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When we celebrated St. Patty's Day down under, everyone walked up the street to one of the 37 pubs just up the street from our office. Ran into management knocking back a few cold ones. Found out a beer or 2 at lunch is ok any day of the week. Of course, this was a government office, maybe the private sector is different.
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I had a job in college where a bottle of scotch came out at 5 p.m. or so. That was decades ago, when it was a regular thing to drink in the afternoons.

At the Christmas Party, the boss thought the regular receptionist would get waay too wasted to answer the phone. So, he hired a temp to answer the phone. By 7 p.m., the temp was wasted, and was seated in the boss's lap. And porno films were being shown on monitors in all around the office suite. Guys and gals who had hated each other all year were pairing off and heading to the darker corners of the complex. A strange sort of Christmas party.

These days, most folks I hang around with have their "happy hour" at a coffee shop. Same conversations ("the boss is an idiot..."), but no hang-overs, or paternity suits.
History has a habit of repeating itself. Can you give me a call when it does?
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Old 01-09-05, 10:40 AM   #12
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In Utah??? NFW, we're lucky to get coffee in the break room.

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Old 01-09-05, 11:48 AM   #13
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At my job, back in the day, the soda machine used to dispense Budweiser if you pressed the root beer button. It was all good for years, till one day when the companys insurance agent happened to be hanging around and went to get a cold one...needless to say all good things come to an end.
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Old 01-09-05, 10:40 PM   #14
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no happy hour....

but we have two bongs by the time clock....so every hour is happy hour
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Old 01-09-05, 11:15 PM   #15
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no happy hour....

but we have two bongs by the time clock....so every hour is happy hour
And you knock off at 4:20...
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Old 01-10-05, 12:47 AM   #16
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And you knock off at 4:20...
nope, i have never really been too much into that whole 4/20 thing.... self medication whenever, is what i go by...
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Old 01-10-05, 05:13 PM   #17
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Well, I've had a few clients do happy-hour fridays, but they're not scheduled events. It's whenever a good well gets drilled or something like that. Good fun for sure.
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Old 01-10-05, 05:56 PM   #18
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When we celebrated St. Patty's Day down under, everyone walked up the street to one of the 37 pubs just up the street from our office. Ran into management knocking back a few cold ones. Found out a beer or 2 at lunch is ok any day of the week. Of course, this was a government office, maybe the private sector is different.
nope, private is just as lush.... Mebourne Cup day, plastered !! St Paddy's Day - plastered !! Every Friday lunch - 2 or 3 drinks. Farewells, birthdays, always drinks at lunch if you want to. Company pays for beer and wine at quarterly meetings and special work events also.
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Old 01-10-05, 07:12 PM   #19
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Who knew? I had no idea Australians were so easy going about their drinking.
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Old 01-10-05, 10:14 PM   #20
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Who knew? I had no idea Australians were so easy going about their drinking.
Really? I though Aussies had a reputation for being pissheads.
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Old 01-10-05, 10:17 PM   #21
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That's not nice, sure we like our booze but we ain't permanantley pissed. I haven't had a beer since fridaynight.
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Old 01-11-05, 05:57 AM   #22
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drinking is too non-politically correct where I work - it might offend someone.
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I haven't had a beer since fridaynight.
That would piss me off...
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