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(Independent)   Amsterdam borrows the Fark business model, hires alcoholics and pays them in beer   (independent.co.uk) divider line 20
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2013-11-20 09:51:56 AM
Is this a repeat or did I see it yesterday on reddit? No snark, I honestly don't remember.
 
2013-11-20 09:55:27 AM

brimed03: Is this a repeat or did I see it yesterday on reddit? No snark, I honestly don't remember.


Go home brimed03, you're drunk.
 
2013-11-20 09:57:23 AM
What about gum?

4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-11-20 09:59:20 AM
Paying in beer aside, in reality, it's not a bad thing to hire a recovering alcoholic.  That's kind of a broad brush, but for whatever reason I find that they're willing to put in hours beyond what most people can/will and they do the work.  I wouldn't know if it's because their addiction tendencies also make them obsessive about their work of if their need to find an alternative to drinking drives them to stay in a safe, alcohol-free venue like a workplace.  Either way, some of my favorite coworkers have been recovering alcoholics.
 
2013-11-20 10:01:09 AM

Nana's Vibrator: Paying in beer aside, in reality, it's not a bad thing to hire a recovering alcoholic.  That's kind of a broad brush, but for whatever reason I find that they're willing to put in hours beyond what most people can/will and they do the work.  I wouldn't know if it's because their addiction tendencies also make them obsessive about their work of if their need to find an alternative to drinking drives them to stay in a safe, alcohol-free venue like a workplace.  Either way, some of my favorite coworkers have been recovering alcoholics.


RTFA. These guys are not recovering.
 
2013-11-20 10:02:22 AM
1000words1000days.com
 
2013-11-20 10:08:55 AM
Sounds good to me.
 
2013-11-20 10:09:47 AM
img.fark.net
 
2013-11-20 10:14:12 AM
So to get hired all you need to do is constantly be drunk and cause disturbances in the park? I think I'm over qualified.
 
2013-11-20 10:17:12 AM
this is apparently what one of my Irish immigrant ancestors did, he and others like him got paid in whisky
/explains a lot about me
 
2013-11-20 10:17:13 AM
It's almost like if instead of vilifying characters innate in the broad spectrum of human nature, they can be useful and accepted members of society.

I wonder if Amsterdam had applied this concept in any other ways?
 
2013-11-20 10:24:39 AM

endmile: Nana's Vibrator: Paying in beer aside, in reality, it's not a bad thing to hire a recovering alcoholic.  That's kind of a broad brush, but for whatever reason I find that they're willing to put in hours beyond what most people can/will and they do the work.  I wouldn't know if it's because their addiction tendencies also make them obsessive about their work of if their need to find an alternative to drinking drives them to stay in a safe, alcohol-free venue like a workplace.  Either way, some of my favorite coworkers have been recovering alcoholics.

RTFA. These guys are not recovering.


No.  I will not RTFA.  I hardly even read other people's comments.  Consider yourself lucky.
 
2013-11-20 10:42:59 AM
Well, I know what my next career is going to be.

www5.myfantasyleague.com
 
2013-11-20 11:06:25 AM
If they're true alcoholics they're gonna want something a little more high octane to get the job done.
 
2013-11-20 11:08:57 AM
While I would gladly take up their offer, if they really want to get the job done quick, hire some crackheads and pay in crack.  Just keep them away from anything they can steal/pawn and you're good to go.

/I'd throw in a Rob Ford joke, but it's early.
 
2013-11-20 11:10:11 AM

Nana's Vibrator: endmile: Nana's Vibrator: Paying in beer aside, in reality, it's not a bad thing to hire a recovering alcoholic.  That's kind of a broad brush, but for whatever reason I find that they're willing to put in hours beyond what most people can/will and they do the work.  I wouldn't know if it's because their addiction tendencies also make them obsessive about their work of if their need to find an alternative to drinking drives them to stay in a safe, alcohol-free venue like a workplace.  Either way, some of my favorite coworkers have been recovering alcoholics.

RTFA. These guys are not recovering.

No.  I will not RTFA.  I hardly even read other people's comments.  Consider yourself lucky.


Somebody needs some coffee.
 
2013-11-20 11:24:15 AM

shazbotuh: Nana's Vibrator: endmile: Nana's Vibrator: Paying in beer aside, in reality, it's not a bad thing to hire a recovering alcoholic.  That's kind of a broad brush, but for whatever reason I find that they're willing to put in hours beyond what most people can/will and they do the work.  I wouldn't know if it's because their addiction tendencies also make them obsessive about their work of if their need to find an alternative to drinking drives them to stay in a safe, alcohol-free venue like a workplace.  Either way, some of my favorite coworkers have been recovering alcoholics.

RTFA. These guys are not recovering.

No.  I will not RTFA.  I hardly even read other people's comments.  Consider yourself lucky.

Somebody needs some coffee.


ha.  at this point, it's somebody needs lunch and a nap.  Maybe a beer.  But no, my stupid company makes me work and pays me with money.  Jerks.
 
2013-11-20 11:28:47 AM
If I work at Starbucks can I get paid in coffee?

/they get all my money anyway
 
2013-11-20 11:34:40 AM

Nana's Vibrator: shazbotuh: Nana's Vibrator: endmile: Nana's Vibrator: Paying in beer aside, in reality, it's not a bad thing to hire a recovering alcoholic.  That's kind of a broad brush, but for whatever reason I find that they're willing to put in hours beyond what most people can/will and they do the work.  I wouldn't know if it's because their addiction tendencies also make them obsessive about their work of if their need to find an alternative to drinking drives them to stay in a safe, alcohol-free venue like a workplace.  Either way, some of my favorite coworkers have been recovering alcoholics.

RTFA. These guys are not recovering.

No.  I will not RTFA.  I hardly even read other people's comments.  Consider yourself lucky.

Somebody needs some coffee.

ha.  at this point, it's somebody needs lunch and a nap.  Maybe a beer.  But no, my stupid company makes me work and pays me with money.  Jerks.


Ah yes.. it is getting to be that time, isn't it? Different time zones.... nap breaks at work should be encouraged.
 
2013-11-20 04:40:32 PM

bacchanalias and consequences: It's almost like if instead of vilifying characters innate in the broad spectrum of human nature, they can be useful and accepted members of society.

I wonder if Amsterdam had applied this concept in any other ways?


"Sir, you are hereby convicted of Promiscuity. As your sentence, you have a choice: 5 years in rehab or job in what we call "The Amsterdam System."
 
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