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(Fox News)   Florida healthcare staffing company introduces 'Beer Cart Fridays' as way to boost employee morale. Florida tag weeps with joy at finally being used in a positive way   (foxnews.com) divider line 26
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2013-03-09 02:09:12 AM
The company also hosts costume days for Halloween, barbeques on the clock and a birthday "get out of jail free" card, for a paid day off.

This woman, is a true American hero.
 
2013-03-09 02:39:00 AM
Nothing new at all about this. Couple places that I have worked have done this.

/No rum though, that kinda irritated me.
 
2013-03-09 08:28:13 AM
Soon to be followed by "DUI Bailout Saturday".
 
2013-03-09 09:09:31 AM
"...Employees are restricted to one beer, which Fuicelli says is a small price that "pays huge dividends..."
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2013-03-09 09:26:14 AM
Yah, because I know *I* want the people handling my healthcare to be drunk on the clock.
 
2013-03-09 09:28:41 AM
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Wait for it.... 3... 2... 1
 
2013-03-09 09:32:18 AM
Poor Florida tag, enjoy your moment in the sun.

Even a broken clock is right twice a day.
 
2013-03-09 09:39:31 AM
I read that as Beer Fart Friday.
 
2013-03-09 09:40:31 AM
In the late 90s I worked for a web app development company.  We had a soda machine with the right 2 slots filled with Bud and Bud Light.  Every Friday at 3:30 one of our producers got on the intercom and announced "Beer Thirty on the back deck!"  which meant everybody go drink beer and sometimes grill brats and occasionally get all kinds of shiatty drunk.  We had clients who wanted meetings late Friday afternoon just so they could get in on Beer Thirty.

We also let people bring their dogs to work and had a room with a big screen to play video games on.  We made so much money we got bought by a big corp and that screwed us up to the point that we closed a year later.
 
2013-03-09 09:40:36 AM
Anyone that's worked in staffing knows that this will barely impact the suicide rate.
 
2013-03-09 09:42:15 AM
beer fart cryday for the toters in the office.
 
2013-03-09 09:46:04 AM

Shadow Blasko: Nothing new at all about this. Couple places that I have worked have done this.

/No rum though, that kinda irritated me.


You sound piratey.
 
2013-03-09 09:53:14 AM
I worked at an Ad Agency in Austin that had a stocked bar until the insurance company put a stop to that.  Then we moved the beer into the soda machines.
 
2013-03-09 09:53:31 AM
It should be any day that ends with Y.
 
2013-03-09 09:56:02 AM
One beer limit and the beer cart doesn't start until 4:45pm, right?

I used to work for an Australian-owned company with lots of Aussie's on site.  Our breakroom fridge was loaded with beer, wine coolers and mixers to go with the liquor in the cabinet.  We could imbibe whenever, so long as we didn't get sloppy drunk and we didn't start until after noon-ish.

We also had every kind of snack food available, cots in the back office, lunch brought in nearly every day and what I like to call "Mandatory Fun" nights.  (you know, it's frowned upon if you don't go)

We all worked crazy long hours and after about 8 months the burn out rate went through the roof.  Then around the 11month mark, the booze and food slowly disappeared but the cots remained.  I left about 6 months later around the time nearly everyone's personal life started to seriously fall apart and internal conflicts skyrocketed.
 
2013-03-09 10:01:20 AM

BumpInTheNight: Yah, because I know *I* want the people handling my healthcare to be drunk on the clock.


One beer will hardly get you drunk.  Which brings me to my next point:  Let people drink or don't.  Either is perfectly fine.
"You may have a single beer" says, "We want to pretend we're cool but we don't trust you to know your limit."
I understand not trusting people to know their own limit.  That's why most companies (and rightfully so) don't want you to drink on the job and they say so rather than pretending to be the "cool dad" on the block.
 
2013-03-09 10:03:50 AM

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: BumpInTheNight: Yah, because I know *I* want the people handling my healthcare to be drunk on the clock.

One beer will hardly get you drunk.  Which brings me to my next point:  Let people drink or don't.  Either is perfectly fine.
"You may have a single beer" says, "We want to pretend we're cool but we don't trust you to know your limit."
I understand not trusting people to know their own limit.  That's why most companies (and rightfully so) don't want you to drink on the job and they say so rather than pretending to be the "cool dad" on the block.


Can I choose the container?
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2013-03-09 10:09:59 AM

Hot Carl To Go: Anyone that's worked in staffing knows that this will barely impact the suicide rate.


My wife has about 14 years staffing experience and would echo that.

The marketing firm I recently left did Beer Fridays, I think it is pretty common, at least in the industries I've worked ( marketing/ software)
 
2013-03-09 10:13:00 AM
I, and several other coworkers, enjoy having a beer every friday afternoon at our desks.

Smart - makes wanting to get out on a Friday a little less rushed.
 
2013-03-09 10:45:20 AM

BumpInTheNight: Yah, because I know *I* want the people handling my healthcare to be drunk on the clock.


Those hand tremors aren't going to stop themselves.
 
2013-03-09 10:47:04 AM
I have Board clearance to do on-the-clock barbecues in summer.  Next up, I'm going to ask if I can provide alcohol, but I think there are municipal policies about government employees drinking on the job. Even one beer. :(    And of course I let people wear costumes on Halloween.  We already have a floating holiday for everyone's birthday.

Pretty cool, for a library.
 
2013-03-09 12:35:14 PM

Benevolent Misanthrope: I have Board clearance to do on-the-clock barbecues in summer.  Next up, I'm going to ask if I can provide alcohol, but I think there are municipal policies about government employees drinking on the job. Even one beer. :(    And of course I let people wear costumes on Halloween.  We already have a floating holiday for everyone's birthday.

Pretty cool, for a library.


I don't suppose your library is hiring, is it?
 
2013-03-09 01:09:38 PM

strangeluck: Benevolent Misanthrope: I have Board clearance to do on-the-clock barbecues in summer.  Next up, I'm going to ask if I can provide alcohol, but I think there are municipal policies about government employees drinking on the job. Even one beer. :(    And of course I let people wear costumes on Halloween.  We already have a floating holiday for everyone's birthday.

Pretty cool, for a library.

I don't suppose your library is hiring, is it?


Depends - are you a chartered accountant in Canada?
 
2013-03-09 01:27:37 PM

Benevolent Misanthrope: strangeluck: Benevolent Misanthrope: I have Board clearance to do on-the-clock barbecues in summer.  Next up, I'm going to ask if I can provide alcohol, but I think there are municipal policies about government employees drinking on the job. Even one beer. :(    And of course I let people wear costumes on Halloween.  We already have a floating holiday for everyone's birthday.

Pretty cool, for a library.

I don't suppose your library is hiring, is it?

Depends - are you a chartered accountant in Canada?


Sadly no, but I'll try to forge a passport and credentials if it means BBQ and costume parties.
 
2013-03-09 02:48:41 PM

strangeluck: Benevolent Misanthrope: strangeluck: Benevolent Misanthrope: I have Board clearance to do on-the-clock barbecues in summer.  Next up, I'm going to ask if I can provide alcohol, but I think there are municipal policies about government employees drinking on the job. Even one beer. :(    And of course I let people wear costumes on Halloween.  We already have a floating holiday for everyone's birthday.

Pretty cool, for a library.

I don't suppose your library is hiring, is it?

Depends - are you a chartered accountant in Canada?

Sadly no, but I'll try to forge a passport and credentials if it means BBQ and costume parties.


Not only that - I'm originally from the US South, and I own a smoker.  It will be real BBQ.  Which I doubt any of these poor Canucks have yet had.

My mission from the Board is simple: make this the Coolest. Library. EVAR.  And I intend to.
 
2013-03-09 05:15:18 PM

BumpInTheNight: Yah, because I know *I* want the people handling my healthcare to be drunk on the clock.


It's just one beer. Half of them are probably functioning alcoholics anyway, I doubt it would do much.
 
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