(Closed) Do you drink adult beverages when working?

posted 7 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
3166 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

lol i wish. i have an office job and we had a luncheon the other day and my boss ordered a beer. it was kind of strange! he’s taking me and a coworker to lunch sometime and he was like “this is going to be a liquid lunch, right? we’re going to have some real drinks!” uhh… whatever you say, boss man. that’s kind of weird though!!

Post # 4
5786 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

I think we are technically allowed to have 1 beer or 1 glass of wine at lunch. I had a beer at lunch once and I think it was a Friday before 4th of July or Memorial day when the office was completely dead.

Post # 5
14186 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

When i waited tables, I didn’t go in until 4:30 or 5:00 and sometimes i’d lay out and have a beer on the lake. But with my current job, that’d put me drinking at uh, 6:30 am. That’s just too early for liquor =]. Plus you could totally get fired.

Post # 6
2871 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

We used to go out once a month for a liquid lunch. We wouldn’t have more than a beer.

I have been tempted when I work from home, especially on sunny Friday afternoons in the summer. 

Post # 7
1556 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I used to have a job where I could drink at lunch.  But it wasn’t something I did regularly.  Maybe once or twice a year if I met a friend for lunch, I might just have a glass of wine. 

But I haven’t done that a while.  I suppose I could if I wanted to, but I’ve never been a big drinker and the older I get, the more likely a glass of wine at lunch will make me sleepy in the afternoon.

Post # 8
6351 posts
Bee Keeper

Nope lol. I weight about 100 lbs so one glass of wine and I’m pretty tipsy.

Post # 9
1815 posts
Buzzing bee

My boss is a drinker, so whenever he takes me out to lunch (once or twice a month), we usually both grab a bloody mary! But I would never get drunk or pop open a cool one while sitting at my desk, lol.

Post # 10
6597 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I am in academia and everyone drinks with lunch often!

I often don’t drink because it makes me less productive in the afternoon but I do when we go out on fridays!

Post # 11
332 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I have actually sat down at my desk with a beer. In my defense, it was after our monthly staff meeting during which they GIVE us the beer. I was sticking around to get some more work done and allow my body to metabolize the alcohol a bit more before I drove home. I cannot imagine popping a beer or pouring a glass of wine while working!

If we go out to lunch with a client, no one will mind one beer or glass of wine, but it won’t be reimbursed and so no one ever ends up doing that.

Post # 12
999 posts
Busy bee

Never been able to have a drink while at work. Once had after work drinks with my old branch manager and former supervisor. But definitely way off work hours.

Post # 13
828 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I wish! haha

that’s pretty awesome that some of you have such laid-back work environments, I’m jealous

Post # 14
2867 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’m sure we COULD at lunch so long as it didn’t effect our work (9-5). I just wouldn’t want to. It would make me sleepy and unable to focus – the work day is long enough without feeling crappy.

Even when I was a Go-go dancer and working at a bar I would have the bartenders make me “fake” shots when customers wanted to buy me some – no way I could drink and dance well for 4 hrs.

Post # 15
6015 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

At my old job we had an attorney who would take us out to fancy smanchy lunches that lasted about 2hours, 4 courses and of course the appropriate wines with each …. and while it was fun and something different it sucked having to go back to the office.

Post # 16
10367 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I work with human pathogens, so that’s a big NO for me 🙂

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