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

posted 2 years 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 # 46
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    138 posts
    Blushing bee

    is it a serious question? 

    Post # 47
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    4025 posts
    Honey bee

    What the what? This all sounds so completely immature…and I come from a workplace that has plenty of happy hours, a drink at a special lunch or event is fine, etc. etc. Sneaking a drink cause like *giggle giggle* how cool are we!? is just really juvenile. Go for drinks after you’ve left the office for the last time, and call it good.

    Post # 48
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    6348 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 2009 - New York, NY

    Secretly drinking at work is a sad and pathetic way of having fun.  No way in hell I’m doing something this stupid, regardless of how bad the job is.  The prospect of being caught or not is irrelevant to me.

    Post # 49
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    373 posts
    Helper bee

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    pbubs :  I know your post wasn’t meant to be funny but it had me cracking up.lol

    Post # 50
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    373 posts
    Helper bee

    Seriously OP, there is literally no upside to this.

    Post # 51
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    575 posts
    Busy bee

    Well, being from Europe, I would simply bring a bottle of champagne to share with everyone rather than drinking from a mini bottle hidden behind my desk (in my book, only really hard alcoholics buy them, but of course, I know nothing about that :)).

    Post # 52
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    1290 posts
    Bumble bee

    Well, I work at a hospital and I would be fired if I drank even one shot at work, even on my unpaid lunch.

    I’ve gone out for drinks with coworkers after work, off campus.  That’s the only time I would drink in front of them anyway.

    Post # 53
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    5803 posts
    Bee Keeper

    How old are the people in this equation? Not drinking on your last day at work isn’t about what you can get away with you or your employers having no power over you when you have one foot out the door, it’s about leaving with your self-respect intact. If you want to ‘toast’ your last day on the job, do it after work so that it’s symbolic of a fresh start not a ‘fuck you’ or a ‘peace out’. 

    Oh, and side-eye any future advise from this friend. 

    Post # 54
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    7171 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    IMO there is absolutely no time at all in which it is appropriate to drink at work, even on your last day if you work in any sort of professional/office setting. The only exception is of course your office is hosting some sort of celebration where drinks are provided (ie: holiday party, going away party, etc).

    Post # 55
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    6429 posts
    Bee Keeper

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    valencia247 :  Nope.  If someone brought it to a going away party I might drink a little but I wouldn’t bring alcohol to drink at work.

    Post # 56
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    1350 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2017

    I’m in the same boat as some of the ladies that voted before reading. At my company it’s really common to gather your coworkers when someone is leaving into a big conference room and do a shot. I wouldn’t worry about a drug test/ sobriety drinks because it would be a waste of company money when you are leaving.

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