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User currently offlinefxramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7129 posts, RR: 87
Posted (3 years 1 month 4 hours ago) and read 2655 times:

Odds are your Grandfather poured himself a scotch neat at the office after he had closed a big deal so what happened to having a few drinks at the office? Don Draper still does it.   



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User currently offlineWilco737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 8906 posts, RR: 76
Reply 1, posted (3 years 1 month 4 hours ago) and read 2650 times:
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Quoting fxramper (Thread starter):
few drinks at the office?

Well, I am not doing it at all, never ever, not an option, not even thinking about it!! No chance...

wilco737
  



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User currently offlinefxramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7129 posts, RR: 87
Reply 2, posted (3 years 1 month 4 hours ago) and read 2638 times:

Quoting Wilco737 (Reply 1):
Well, I am not doing it at all, never ever, not an option, not even thinking about it!! No chance...

If you bothered to read the article Phil, there was a disclaimer for commercial pilots need not respond.   


User currently offlinetugger From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 5254 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (3 years 1 month 4 hours ago) and read 2638 times:

And: "A toast to another excellent landing!" errr.... OK maybe not....  

Actually a drink with lunch still happens regularly (though not as regularly as it used to be). I am sure that the higher up you go in a company the more it may be acceptable, depending on the boss' nature and opinion on the matter.

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User currently offlineWilco737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 8906 posts, RR: 76
Reply 4, posted (3 years 1 month 4 hours ago) and read 2631 times:
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Quoting fxramper (Reply 2):
If you bothered to read the article Phil, there was a disclaimer for commercial pilots need not respond.

  
I read the article... And I wanted to add that I am not allowed to drink at work and even 12 hours before work I am not allowed. Is that a problem for me? nope, not at all. I can live without alc.

wilco737
  



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User currently offlinefxramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7129 posts, RR: 87
Reply 5, posted (3 years 1 month 4 hours ago) and read 2625 times:

Quoting Wilco737 (Reply 4):

I'd love to see a picture in the Anet database with you cheersing your captain on final approach into DEL.   


User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7737 posts, RR: 16
Reply 6, posted (3 years 1 month 4 hours ago) and read 2618 times:

Quoting fxramper (Thread starter):
Don Draper still does it.

I don't think Don Draper is the best roll model.


People respond differently to alcohol and that could be a problem. A beer or three and I may be done (I am such a lightweight and hardly drink anything these days) or ready to take a nap. Some people can be pleasant with a drink or two in them and some people become d-bags. Given all that variability why allow drinking at work? And in certain lines of work, other than commercial pilots, drinking would absolutely not be desirable. I wouldn't want my physician to be having a two martini lunch.



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User currently offlineWilco737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 8906 posts, RR: 76
Reply 7, posted (3 years 1 month 4 hours ago) and read 2618 times:
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Quoting fxramper (Reply 5):
I'd love to see a picture in the Anet database with you cheersing your captain on final approach into DEL.

Maybe we can set up one... But better not. Will bring us in trouble and I don't need trouble.
Why to DEL? Maybe with a Kingfisher beer?

wilco737
  



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User currently offlinetu204 From Russia, joined Mar 2006, 1108 posts, RR: 17
Reply 8, posted (3 years 1 month 3 hours ago) and read 2602 times:

Obviously when I am flying, this is a big no-no. And in Russia you get checked before every flight.
However, on my second, part-time job we do often have a beer or two as long as it does not interfere with my flying.



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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31573 posts, RR: 57
Reply 9, posted (3 years 1 month 3 hours ago) and read 2579 times:

Not permitted in Maintenance & 12 hrs prior too.


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User currently offlineKingairTA From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 458 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (3 years 1 month 3 hours ago) and read 2555 times:

We did the other day at lunch. The boss broke out a bottle of tequila and we all had a shot or two with lunch.

User currently offlineAeroflot777 From Russia, joined Mar 2004, 2993 posts, RR: 27
Reply 11, posted (3 years 1 month 2 hours ago) and read 2536 times:

My company keeps a fully stocked fridge of beers at all times. I'm talking like 12-15 crates at a time. Anyone and everyone is allowed to drink at the end of the day - and most people do.

 


User currently offlinesw733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6265 posts, RR: 9
Reply 12, posted (3 years 1 month 2 hours ago) and read 2533 times:

Quoting DesertJets (Reply 6):
I don't think Don Draper is the best roll model.

Hell I think he's a great role model for how to be a bad ass  


User currently offlinefxramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7129 posts, RR: 87
Reply 13, posted (3 years 1 month 2 hours ago) and read 2522 times:

Quoting sw733 (Reply 12):
Hell I think he's a great role model for how to be a bad ass

I'll drink to that!   

Oh wait, I'm at the office.   


User currently offlineWildcatYXU From Canada, joined May 2006, 2551 posts, RR: 5
Reply 14, posted (3 years 1 month 2 hours ago) and read 2517 times:

Drinking at work? Not really a problem around here. We are a brewery after all. However, I still drink only de-alcoholized product at lunch.

User currently offlineAGM100 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 5407 posts, RR: 16
Reply 15, posted (3 years 1 month 2 hours ago) and read 2517 times:

In the 80's when I started working at a MRO doing heavy maintenance on CV-580's , 737's,727 . I was really surprised at how many guys had a beer or a few at lunch time ... the rules were pretty lax to say the least. We had groups that would go off sight for lunch and buy a few 40's and hang out. More shocking was a small group of guys who would go to a area on the far ramp behind the hangers and sit around and smoke the green ...

It was against the rules ... but know one enforced it . Then someone left a spanner wrench loose near a CV-580 vertical stab cable reel mechanism which blocked it on a pre flight check out and things changed. We also had a incident where cargo got loaded in the aft bag pit on a 722 without anyone knowing about it ...the aircraft flap setting were messed up and it was kinda dicey for the crew . Another incident involved a forklift operator using the bootstrap chain fall system to remove #1 engine on a 722. He was drunk or had been drinking and proceeded to bounce a JT-9D on the concrete when he lurched the forklift back to quickly ... ouch.

Management got with it and the rules changed ....



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User currently offlineKingFriday013 From United States of America, joined May 2007, 1294 posts, RR: 10
Reply 16, posted (3 years 1 month 2 hours ago) and read 2502 times:

I think it depends on your job. I've gone out with coworkers in my accounting office over the summer and they ordered a pitcher of margarita, and I would have a glass or two, but never more than they did. Sometimes I felt a little buzzed but I was always able to get back to work. That's the important thing I think, as long as you can work then do whatever you want I guess.

On the other hand, here at my school, I work for security. Drinking on this job would be totally unacceptable, I believe, as it's against university policy to drink at all (at least when underage), so it would be sort of hypocritical. However I know some people who do it, and they have very little respect from me. When I get a phone call "Josh, I'm half drunk and I have to go to the res quad!" or something along those lines, I usually just hang up. It could be worse though; last year, apparently people came into work high. Glad I wasn't working back then, otherwise I would have said something.

-J.



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User currently offlinestarbuk7 From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 599 posts, RR: 5
Reply 17, posted (3 years 1 month 2 hours ago) and read 2494 times:

Quoting AGM100 (Reply 15):
In the 80's


The Navy was this way in the early 80's as well, I remember more that one occasion going to lunch with you chief and having a couple bears with lunch, but that has changed through the 90's and into this century it is not tolerated at all.


User currently offlineBAViscount From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 2338 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (3 years 1 month 2 hours ago) and read 2479 times:

Quoting Aeroflot777 (Reply 11):
My company keeps a fully stocked fridge of beers at all times. I'm talking like 12-15 crates at a time.

It was the same at the company I just finished working for in Amsterdam. Beer, wine, spirits...pretty much everything you could want. Although the only time anyone touched it was after 5pm every Friday at the weekly "borrel". And I should probably add that alcohol was not the only vice that some people enjoyed at those events too!

Having spent most of my working life working in and around London I was used to the Friday tradition of a few beers at lunchtime. It was almost expected that next to nothing would be done workwise on a Friday afternoon. In one particular job it was not uncommon for my boss to get her drinking head on and for the whole team to eventually phone a friendly administrator in the office to ask her to switch off our PCs and lock away our laptops...those sessions would go on late into the evening having started at noon!

I do remember one funny occasion when I was working at my first ever job. I was a computer operator at the time and we worked a 24 hour shift system. This particular day I was due to work the Sunday night shift, working from 8pm to 8am. There were three of us working that night, the shift manager plus two of us operators. The shift manager who had just worked the day shift said that there wasn't a lot going on and asked my shift manager if it was OK to take the two of us operators for a couple of beers. So off we went to the pub. To cut a long story short, I eventually rolled back into the office some three hours later barely able to speak, let alone work!! I still remember my shift manager asking me if I was "in control" as I sat there trying to type in commands to run nightly batch jobs. I of course said (or probably slurred!) that I was, but when I checked the printed audit trail of what I had done a day later, I obviously hadn't been in control, although luckily I had managed to do what was expected of me! Fortunately there really wasn't a lot to do that night, so we were allowed to go home a couple of hours later instead of working till 8am.

But these days it seems to be less of a common practice, people are just too busy to write off a whole working afternoon for the sake of a few lunchtime beers.  



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User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 18704 posts, RR: 58
Reply 19, posted (3 years 1 month 1 hour ago) and read 2431 times:

Quoting tugger (Reply 3):
And: "A toast to another excellent landing!" errr.... OK maybe not....

I hear that's how they do it at S7...   

In medicine, of course, this is never allowed. That said, I have seen an exception. As a resident, I was on call and we ordered out for Italian food. When it showed up, there was a free bottle of wine. The senior resident went and got cups and each of us had about 5mm of it. When I was in Spain, it was Working Womens' Day and they served migas and sangria (albeit really weak sangria) in the hospital. That was a surprise for me. But in general, I find that Europeans are much more tolerant of alcohol as a part of life than Americans are.


User currently offlineAirportugal310 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3451 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (3 years 1 month 1 hour ago) and read 2420 times:

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 19):
But in general, I find that Europeans are much more tolerant of alcohol as a part of life than Americans are.

Agreed with this. Having spent some good amounts of time there, it is totally OK. But then again in most aspects of life, they are more relaxed. Could write paragraphs of stories, but don't have the time.

Quoting Aeroflot777 (Reply 11):
My company keeps a fully stocked fridge of beers at all times. I'm talking like 12-15 crates at a time. Anyone and everyone is allowed to drink at the end of the day - and most people do.

Awesome indeed. Not the drinking part per se (though thats great), but more the principal behind it.

I have no problem going out and having a beer during lunch and coming back to work. I feel more relaxed, and being in a sales role, more open on the phone and jovial. Helps to seal the deal sometimes!



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User currently offlineandz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8416 posts, RR: 11
Reply 21, posted (3 years 1 month 1 hour ago) and read 2420 times:
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Quoting AGM100 (Reply 15):
Another incident involved a forklift operator using the bootstrap chain fall system to remove #1 engine on a 722. He was drunk or had been drinking and proceeded to bounce a JT-9D on the concrete when he lurched the forklift back to quickly ... ouch.

That must have been some badass 727 with JT-9Ds!!!!



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User currently offlineBA6590 From UK - England, joined Jul 2007, 132 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (3 years 1 month 1 hour ago) and read 2413 times:

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 19):
In medicine, of course, this is never allowed.

I always make sure there is more than 12 hours between the start of my shift and my last drink.
I have been guilty of the one off late drinking night before work. But never again, I had to ask my registrar if I could take a couple of hours break to get a coffee and a nap.

I wouldnt go any where near alcohol while at work though, just as id expect my pilot/bus driver or anyone in direct control of my safety to do the same.



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User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 18704 posts, RR: 58
Reply 23, posted (3 years 1 month ago) and read 2393 times:

Quoting BA6590 (Reply 22):

I always make sure there is more than 12 hours between the start of my shift and my last drink.

I go with 8. 8 hours from bottle to bedside. But then, I rarely drink and when I do I don't get drunk. It's been a long time since I was impaired enough that, for example, I would be unable to operate a car. I typically drink one and call it quits.


User currently offlinelewis From Greece, joined Jul 1999, 3592 posts, RR: 5
Reply 24, posted (3 years 1 month ago) and read 2387 times:

I have never seen people ordering alcohol at company lunches so I guess not. We may have a couple of beers after 5, sometimes we have to head back afterwards to do more work so we never overdo it.

25 Post contains images FighterPilot : The CAR's say: 602.03 No person shall act as a crew member of an aircraft (a) within eight hours after consuming an alcoholic beverage; (b) while unde
26 bill142 : It was a regular thing that every Friday, myself and a few people from work would go out for lunch and have a few beers. Our superiors were well aware
27 Post contains images srbmod : Roger Sterling is the best role model......... I've never drank on the job. There's been plenty of times where I really wanted to as I was having a r
28 Post contains links mirrodie : Funny but I JUST posted the original Bloomie Bizweek article on my FB page last week. http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/10_41/b419808565672
29 ShyFlyer : Sometimes I feel my job is going to cause me to start drinking.
30 Post contains images AGM100 : Man them guys were drunk! JT8D-9A's that was the engine at the time sorry .... After management started cracking down on everyone ... the unfortunate
31 canoecarrier : In consulting it's not all that uncommon at my work to have a beer at work with coworkers. But, there was a time not long ago where many company leade
32 pwm2txlhopper : Probably doesn't happen a lot in the USA aside from business lunch's with high ranking executives, but it's not like that everywhere. A couple years
33 Post contains images signol : Before he left, (not the company, he went to open a branch office in Austin, Texas) our American technical director had a beer fridge in his office, a
34 Maverick623 : There are certain jobs where a beer or two can be beneficial. Marketing, consulting, and high-end legal jobs come to mind. Anything more than that, an
35 DocLightning : To be fair, that's not drinking on the job. That's drinking after hours. Those are two very different things.
36 signol : Not really - we worked until 5.30. But it is a bit of overlap... signol
37 Post contains images fxramper : Cheers to you Steve!
38 Aesma : At several companies where I worked (and also a public research institution) there was wine available at the staff cafeteria, that's quite popular in
39 signol : When I worked at the Air France HQ at Roissy, there was wine (and beer) available at the staff cantine. Obviously, pilots and cabin crew were only al
40 cpd : It's strictly frowned upon where I am. Each year when the Melbourne cup is on, the media has a habit of calling up our major phone numbers to see if w
41 bananaboy : My partner works for a wine distributor and has nearly daily wine tastings. There is always wine open. Hard life. Mark
42 melpax : Same here, as long as you didn't come back smelling of booze & you could still function as normal, there was no issue. However, there were a few
43 Post contains images swissy : Back in the days in the CH...sure we had a beer or glass of wine with our lunch at the restaurant. Still remember when I was young my mother always ha
44 OzGlobal : An Australian friend of mine was backpacking in Europe in the 70's and after having spent 2 months or so in UK, not without some drinking..., came to
45 sw733 : Yeah but then he pimped himself out to that devil firm known as The Adjustment Bureau...$20 says they're not approved by the BBB.
46 TOMMY767 : Yes I have. A few times in my past life in LA at lunch with beer mainly. Currently at this company I work at in NYC, people keep bottles of liquor in
47 Post contains images AGM100 : :D Dude this is hilarious ! How does the company get away with that ?
48 texan : We have a liquor license at work. Bar opens every Friday at 4:30. Spend the week dispensing legal advice, finish the week up by sharing a drink or two
49 Post contains images TOMMY767 : it's a Privately owned company and I think the unstated rule is as long as people aren't noticibly drinking in clear view of the halls and/or the liq
50 CanadianDC10 : I used to heavily pre-drink before work, straight vodka, and also bring some with me in a water bottle and pretend I was drinking water. I was caught
51 Post contains images KingFriday013 : Congrats! One of my friends was in a similar situation but was using other drugs; he got help and just last week he passed the 6 month mark of being
52 Post contains images CanadianDC10 : Awe, thank you so much. I'm so happy that your friend is doing so well! And yes, you're right... It IS a good challenge to overcome. I learn so much
53 acho : In my university there is a full stocked bar in the cafeteria. It is not common to see people drinking all the time, but you do see people having havi
54 Pyrex : For a period of time in 2005 I was doing a project in Bordeaux and we had lunch at the cafeteria of a maintenance subsidiary of EADS (Sogerma, I beli
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