Would you drink a shot on your last day of work?

posted 1 week ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Would you take a shot on your last day of work?
    Yes : (28 votes)
    26 %
    No : (80 votes)
    74 %
  • Post # 2
    Member
    1337 posts
    Bumble bee

    I wouldnt do anything that could leave a bad impression on my last day (you may need them for a reference in the future). I would have a drink on my lunchbreak but I wouldnt drink in the actual workplace itself, its just not worth the risk to me. I highly doubt they would test you but if word got out it could look unprofessional and risk ruining any reputation you had up to that point. 

    Post # 3
    Member
    1924 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I wouldn’t like, bring a bottle with me and drink it. That is very weird to me lol. 

    The only time I’ve drank at work was around xmas when they give baileys to have with coffee (responsibly) lol. 

    Post # 4
    Member
    79 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    At my office, we occassionally do team lunches where people will order one drink. Ususally these would be on a Friday for some team event, like if someone is joining the team or we’re celebrating something. We also usually will organize some kind of going away party for a team member that is leaving that might include drinks. However, just drinking because you feel like it at your desk would be weird.

    Post # 5
    Member
    553 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2017

    Aside from the obvious professional implications that drinking on the job could have, why on earth would would you want to do it in the way you described? Going out for drinks or lunch with coworkers to celebrate your last day is fun. Gathering around a desk with all your work buds at the end of the day to pour a round of shots might be fine. Sneaking off to the stalls mid-day to privately down a shot over the toilet is just kinda cringey and sad.

    Post # 6
    Member
    577 posts
    Busy bee

    I’ve been handed glasses of straight whiskey by coworkers at like 3pm on a Wednesday before, so I think this is really workplace specific. 

    Post # 8
    Member
    2011 posts
    Buzzing bee

    Sorry, I said yes and after actually reading your thread (I just skimmed it first) I would change my answer. 

    I have had shots or a “toast” at work with my co workers (with our boss’s approval) and have enjoyed some light alcohol with everyone. I wouldn’t hide away in the bathroom and down a shot. Seems pointless to me without having other people celebrate with me. 

    If you are going to be paranoid and not even really be able to enjoy it. I wouldn’t bother, seems silly to me. 

    Post # 9
    Member
    12676 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Double

    Post # 9
    Member
    12676 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    No, I’d never do something unprofessional on my last day of work, assuming I’d ever want a reference from that company.  If you want to have a drink with your coworkers, go to a bar after the workday has ended.

    Post # 11
    Member
    6935 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    Your friend sounds super unprofessional.

    Post # 12
    Member
    547 posts
    Busy bee

    As another PP mentioned, it’s workplace specific. I’ve had drinks offered at 11 AM and my fair share of liquid lunches. I’ve also had a boss who would challenge me to shots before our recap meetings and one place I worked had a bar and beer fridge. In those cultures, I would push the envelope when I left by instigating a drink an hour or two early but I would never drink in any of those cultures if I had to sneak it. If you have to sneak it, it’s not a good idea IMO. In my current job, drinking is very taboo, we had a going away lunch and the person leaving ordered a beer and was the only one to do so – it was super awkward. 

    Post # 14
    Member
    280 posts
    Helper bee

    I voted before I read your post. I voted Yes, haha. I wish there was a “It depends” situation. 

    In what you are describing, I would like to change my answer to No. I read the title and was thinking like take a shot as in a last little celebration with co-workers at the end of the day or something, not actually drink during the day. If I were close to my co-workers and I was at my last job, I totally would’ve done it, they even joked about taking a shot with me on my 21st birthday. 

    Ultimately it is up to however comfortable you feel and your mood. In all honesty, if you bought one of the airplane size shots (I never remember what the hell they are called officially) and slipped in it your daily drink cup (like a Yeti tumbler or just any plastic cup you drink from) who is really going to know? I would not just outright take a shot or be like openly drinking the booze out in the work area, conceal it so no one other than your close coworkers know about it. 

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