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(Some Guy)   Miller employee fired for drinking Budweiser   ( divider line
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2005-02-11 06:41:12 PM  
Miller or Bud....?

hell... whatever's on sale!!
/does not descriminate based on name
2005-02-11 06:42:19 PM  
It's obligatory for every beer thread to have "here come the beer snob" comments, so I feel it obligatory to educate any beer drinkers who might be burgeoning craft beer appreciators in the near future...

Trog beers (A-B, Miller, Coors, etc.) = corn/rice instead of barley/wheat, added chemicals to enhance foam (and hangovers), minute hop presence, watery viscosity. Advertising, advertising, advertising to attribute gimmicky falsehoods and score sales. Served just barely above freezing to knock tastebuds out of the equation (sometimes even in a frosted glass for a further watering down). They are drunk straight from the bottle or can because their meager qualities are not further excentuated from being poured into a glass.

Craft beers: quality grain, quality hops, thicker viscosity, no foam enhancers... all yielding to a work of art. Many differing variations of differing styles. Poured into glasses so they`can be appreciated, plus the taste isn't forced onto one small area of your tongue (what happens from a bottle swig). You can keep your brain in the 'on' position and still have a great time drinking beer.

Trog beers suck. I can't think of one good reason to drink them. The most famous reason = 'to get drunk cheaply.' Nah, if I'm aiming to get drunk, hard liquor is a much better option than loads of trog beer yielding to hangovers, diarrhea, and lots of fatness from very little value.

They are so popular for two reasons. (a) People who don't like the taste of beer can tolerate them because they don't actually taste like beer. (b) People are psyched into liking them for reasons not pertaining to the actual liquid due to voluminous advertising.
2005-02-11 06:43:21 PM  

Do you really want to drink a beer that adds formaldeyde to improve it's taste?

Let's nip this malarkey right in the bud(no pun intended).

When my old man was in the Navy(Tonkin Gulf '60-'62) on a destroyer, occasionally they would get shipments of Budweiser beer. In order to prevent the beer cans from exploding during the voyage to Vietnam, A-B would put a drop of formaldehyde in each can as a stabilizer. It would only effect the severity of the hangover you had the next morning by intensifying it tenfold.

They don't do it anymore, obviously, but back then, shipping beer in cans across the world was quite an endeavour, and that was plainly the best and most inexpensive way to do it. A-B only did this with export beer canned to go to American servicemen in Vietnam.

Got it? Good.
2005-02-11 06:43:30 PM  

No it doesn't. I'm not union, and I would cringe if I were. If you're stupid enough to pay "union dues", be my guest. Labor unions mostly benefit their hierarchy, by skimming off the top. It's members benefit from the knowledge that their jobs are secure, and that they can be worthless, crappy workers... as long as they're willing to work for an "acceptable" wage.

I've never had any interaction with a labor union go smoothly OR end of having been fiscally sound.

If you're a member of a labor union, I pity you.

Union workers make on average %20 more then non-union workers at the same job. And can't be fired for wearing the wrong colored shirt or drinking the wrong beer. Sounds pretty good for a few hundred a year in union dues.

If you work a service or industrial job and aren't in a union, I pity you.
2005-02-11 06:45:41 PM  
Dumbass? No he's not a dumbass. The situation is stupid. Who gives a rats ass if he drinks other things? Gah!
2005-02-11 06:47:04 PM  
Despite the fact that I lived and worked in the US for two years, I still find it somewhat disappointing/shocking/asinine [delete as applicable] that inhabitants of the alleged 'leaders of the free world' think it's okay to sack someone for no reason whatsoever.

It's 2005, not 1805.

(et al.)

*sigh* Once more, in simpler language.

The employer never said that he was fired because he drunk a rival beer. It didn't tell him so, it didn't tell the other employees so, it didn't tell the newspaper so.

The article is bullsh*t, the headline is worse.

The likelihood is that the employee was sacked for being a jackass and gave a false sob story to the newspaper in preparation for a frivolous lawsuit.

Give me an R, give me a T...
2005-02-11 06:48:55 PM  
I've got two words for this guy.


/nuff said.
2005-02-11 06:55:33 PM  
Wish to hell I was in a union. Wouldn't have been fired from my last job, with one of the given reasons being - get this - not having something done that wasn't even due till the next day.

Had not even been asked about progress on it. Knowing they were gunning for me was a big incentive not to work ahead.

Such is corporate America.
2005-02-11 06:55:52 PM  
My brother works for Coke, and he can get fired for drinking any Pepsi product, or eating at any establishment that is owned by Pepsi.(i.e.-Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, Subway)
He's seen people fired for doing just that.

When I hear stuff like that, I'm reminded how lucky I am to be self employed. I couldn't deal with someone telling what I could and couldn't eat or drink. I'd have been fired on the first day.
2005-02-11 06:56:16 PM  
I've got two words for this guy.


Ditto on that one.

Is Moosehead any good? Some guy brags about how that beer is so good, and every time I try to get it, they don't have it.
2005-02-11 06:58:49 PM  
Nip it in the bud?

I read it on Fark, it must be true. As a matter of fact, the article I read claims that Budweiser at one point discontinued use of formalehyde, and consumers biatched that "it did not taste right".

As for references, a simple Google on formalehyde and budweiser should prove my point.

Not that commonly available knowledge has ever changed a persons mind.
2005-02-11 07:04:31 PM  
Don't even THINK of trying to get a good beer in St. Louis.
2005-02-11 07:05:16 PM  
Drinks bud light? obviously has some sort of disability.
2005-02-11 07:08:48 PM  
they don't have spies, but he was told by Coke that if he was seen eating at such a place, he would be fired. He walked into the building where he worked (For Coke) holding frito lay chips (he didn't even know pepsi owned frito lay), and they took them from him (he hadn't even opened them) and threw them in the trash. They said if he removed them he was fired.
2005-02-11 07:12:12 PM  
2005-02-11 11:28:12 AM GWShenlong05


Ford CEO's drive the new GT90? i doubt it, i also bet they dont drive those hideously boring Ford 500's either.

I would imagine that they drive Jags, or Aston Martins. Those are technically Ford cars.

i guess all the GM bigwigs drive vette's?

I personally think that if the CEO or executives of any major corporation do not drive the make of car that their company manufactures, they should have their balls applied to the spinning wheels of their basest economy-model vehicle. What kind of message does that send to consumers? Or their employees?

Actually, I read an article about the CEO of Ford.. It was Henry Ford's grandson I think? anyway, he drove a mustang cobra, and i remember thinking "how awful must it be to have all that money and still have to drive a mustang." I hope he at least has a GT90 now...
2005-02-11 07:15:15 PM  
How long before our last names are determined by the company we work for?

long time ago....Smith, Baker, Cooper..."Miller".

oh, the irony.
2005-02-11 07:16:05 PM  
Bud is gross, miller is where its at

/produces commercials for bud
2005-02-11 07:17:48 PM  
G. Bostock: G. Bostock

Don't even THINK of trying to get a good beer in St. Louis.

Either you don't live here, or you've never heard of

Bad call, man
2005-02-11 07:18:25 PM  
..and I'm 1 for 1 in screwing up HTML today. Yay.
2005-02-11 07:18:37 PM  

He wasn't fired for drinking a Bud Light. He was fired for getting his picture in the paper drinking a Bud Light. Such notoriety is embarrassing to his employer.

That might be OK if:

a) This guy was a celebrity being paid to endorse Miller products


b) He was wearing his employer's uniform at the time that clearly said 'Miller' on it somewhere.

Beyond that, it's none of their damn business. If this distributor is going to claim he was fired for some other reason, they'd better hope they have a nice file of performance reviews and corrective action paperwork, or he'll come out with a nice settlement.

/at will laws don't prevent lawsuits and damages
2005-02-11 07:20:50 PM  
Kinda like getting fired from Saturn for driving a Hyundai...
2005-02-11 07:21:04 PM  
SO would he have been fired if he had been drinking milk? After all, it's technically a competing beverage...
2005-02-11 07:22:29 PM  
Stupid Company Rules. I have a friend who worked for Miller Brewing for a number of years. They were really not a fun place to work.

Both beers such anyway...Make mine a Guiness!
2005-02-11 07:28:44 PM  
They are so popular for two reasons. (a) People who don't like the taste of beer can tolerate them because they don't actually taste like beer. (b) People are psyched into liking them for reasons not pertaining to the actual liquid due to voluminous advertising.

Or you drink it because your brother is a beer salesman and gets the stuff for free. Thank god his company doesn't just sell Miller though.
2005-02-11 07:32:20 PM  
The pot calling the kettle black. Both brands are chemically adulterated poisonous swill, doing more to protect Social Security than GW ever could.
2005-02-11 07:35:33 PM  
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2005-02-11 07:41:25 PM  

of all the watered down "american lager" type beers, moosehead is probably my favorite

/guiness drinker
2005-02-11 07:42:07 PM  
Reminds me of the time I stood drunkenly on the barstool after two or three pitchers, bellowing "GIVE ME KILLIANS OR GIVE ME DEATH!" at the top of my lungs. Yeah...I was gone that night. One of the only times I've ever been hung over. Damn St Patty's Day....
2005-02-11 07:42:16 PM  
I do enjoy Bud or Miller on a hot day at the beach.. maybe, just maybe, a Corona here and there but I have to say Samual Smith's Winter Welcome has to be my favorite beer of all time.
2005-02-11 07:45:33 PM  
2005-02-11 07:45:59 PM  
are you sure this isnt some lame story from Th'Onion' that just wasnt funny enough to even get printed in the onion?

the onion sux
2005-02-11 07:46:38 PM  
Miller...Budweiser...Two turds of a different shade...I can understand consuming either one if you're on a budget and getting absolutely fitshaced on a daily basis is priority no. 1. But if you live in a semi-urban area with more of a selection, and the difference in cost is a buck or two more per sixpack, what's the point?
2005-02-11 07:47:45 PM  
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2005-02-11 07:49:54 PM  
beer is like sex...even when it's bad, it's pretty good
2005-02-11 07:52:47 PM  
true story...

I was an extra in a Coors Light commercial in Pittsburgh...
We were hanging out in this bar all night long that was opened to the public, but they closed off an area where we were filming....

There were a couple of "wise guys" who were extras and kept biatching and moaning that they weren't going to drink that crap Coors Light.

So they sat at the bar drinking Rolling Rock (or some other crap beer).

Well, the director is setting up the shot and says "what are you guys doing? Get out of here!" and sent them to the back of the bar so they wouldn't be on camera!

I was drinking Coors Light. Yeah, I hate it. But I also had several lines and was on TV.

Moral: When in Rome...
2005-02-11 07:53:06 PM  
I work at SeaWorld right now. We have a deal with Pepsi. If any of us are caught drinking Coke in view of guests, we get busted. Technically, I don't think we're supposed to drink Coke at all while in uniform, but they're not so strict on that if you're out of view of guests.

Of course, we're owned by AB, so we get a crapload of free beer every month: 4 12-packs. It's Bud, but for me (living alone) that's a shiatload of free beer, so I could care less.

/Miller drinker
2005-02-11 07:54:08 PM  
He coulda had a V8.

Thanks...I'll be here all week...
2005-02-11 07:54:25 PM  

Employers can fire you for anything they want, or nothing at all, if they are at-will employers and you aren't union.
Sucks, don't it?

2005-02-11 08:05:02 PM  

From what I hear it seems that it doesn't matter in Detroit if you drive another make to work, as long as it's not foreign.

2005-02-11 08:08:57 PM  
Psychonaut: How long before our last names are determined by the company we work for?

And to think it already happened to those poor Hiltons!
2005-02-11 08:10:49 PM  
kevin5lynn: Americans, get used ot it: corporations own you.

Hmm, I didn't know being fired (ie: terminating a relationship) constituted ownership.

NO! I must work for you! I need to prove I'm free!

2005-02-11 08:17:28 PM  
"2005-02-11 06:19:46 PM foreverincamo

My brother works for Coke, and he can get fired for drinking any Pepsi product, or eating at any establishment that is owned by Pepsi.(i.e.-Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, Subway)
He's seen people fired for doing just that."

Your brother is an idiot, and so are you.

Taco Bell and Pizza Hut (and KFC) USED TO BE owned by Pepsi, but they spun off the restraunt division (because other restraunts had a problem buying soda from one of thier direct competitors) a decade ago. The new company is called Yum Brands, and it has since bought A&W and Long John Silvers.

Subway has NEVER been owned by Pepsi, although many of thier stores sell Pepsi (although I've seen some that sell Coke). Thier corporate name is the weird Doctor's Associates Inc.

So either you are lying, or your brother is.
2005-02-11 08:19:36 PM  

When I hear stuff like that, I'm reminded how lucky I am to be self employed. I couldn't deal with someone telling what I could and couldn't eat or drink. I'd have been fired on the first day.

No, don't you understand? You're a slave to corporations like the rest of us! You can't just go out and "be self-employed" and "make your own way". We're all slaves to corporations if any have rules we don't like!

Give in.
2005-02-11 08:32:03 PM  
Any company that fires you for a stupid reason obviously doesn't deserve to have you. The best revenge is getting hired by a competitor and doing an even better job.
2005-02-11 08:41:18 PM  
My buddy is a big fan of Arrogant Bastard beer. Tastes like beer to me.

I can't get either of those two piss beers down, but I do like me some Dos Equis or Wheat Beer of any kind.

As far as this guy getting fired for drinking a competitor's beer, if his company is run by these kind of dicks, he is better off anyhow.
2005-02-11 08:43:50 PM  
So much for not being a corporate whore.
2005-02-11 08:45:29 PM  
Which makes me all the happier that I'm looking at the journalism industry. That more or less requires you to work with your competitors on some level. They all have to report the same news items, remember. You don't think most of them parrot each other?
2005-02-11 08:50:26 PM  
Seriously, all you beer snobs need to stfu.

/it's miller time
2005-02-11 08:58:34 PM  
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/miller and bud = poor quality beers
2005-02-11 09:00:11 PM  
Adjunct brews...snicker.
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