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1218 clicks; posted to Business » on 05 Oct 2022 at 2:20 AM (8 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-10-04 8:55:18 PM  
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2022-10-04 8:59:28 PM  
Does that mean we should just stay day drunk all day then to save the economy money?
 
2022-10-04 9:00:47 PM  
Furries after a large furry weekend convention increase productivity in the following week by $220 billion.

/Same statical method
 
2022-10-04 9:02:34 PM  
This statistic is bullshiat, because it fails to account for all the bullshiat tolerated as a result of the alcohol that caused the hangover.
I would say that a solid third of the American economy is codependent on getting shiat faced on the weekends and any weeknight you can get away with.
 
2022-10-04 9:05:00 PM  
Then outlaw booze.  Problem solved.
 
2022-10-04 9:07:45 PM  

Markoff_Cheney: This statistic is bullshiat, because it fails to account for all the bullshiat tolerated as a result of the alcohol that caused the hangover.
I would say that a solid third of the American economy is codependent on getting shiat faced on the weekends and any weeknight you can get away with.


I do miss having an alcoholic drink at a business lunch being normal in the US.
 
2022-10-04 9:11:25 PM  
That's like the amount of productivity lost to March Madness.  Pointless research.
 
2022-10-04 9:46:52 PM  
How can they prove this? I've called in sick, and I was hungover. Nobody until this moment knew that. How do they know what percent is hungover?
 
2022-10-04 9:47:08 PM  

eurotrader: I do miss having an alcoholic drink at a business lunch being normal in the US.


I remember those days.  I will still tolerate a beer over lunch with the people I supervise, but 3 martini lunches are a hard no.

I once had a guy come back from a multiple pint lunch and split himself from navel to sternum climbing a piece of equipment he never should have been on.  Before that my policy was if you could do the job I did not care, that incident changed things.
 
2022-10-04 10:28:17 PM  

Lighting: eurotrader: I do miss having an alcoholic drink at a business lunch being normal in the US.

I remember those days.  I will still tolerate a beer over lunch with the people I supervise, but 3 martini lunches are a hard no.

I once had a guy come back from a multiple pint lunch and split himself from navel to sternum climbing a piece of equipment he never should have been on.  Before that my policy was if you could do the job I did not care, that incident changed things.


I have a view that being impaired while working is a form of theft. Still get a kick of a strike of German highway workers when banning drinking beer at lunch on the side of the road was suggested. Germany has way stricter OWI/DUI laws than the US.
 
2022-10-05 12:25:02 AM  
I'm a bad example to all of you, but I already have an hour's wage for every hour I've gone to work hungover, and I earned it.

Seriously, even the soberest worker is only partially efficient. When I'm suffering, I make an extra effort that brings me up to average, so it all evens out,
 
2022-10-05 2:22:34 AM  
Executives golfing cost the economy eleventry kazillion dollars a week.
 
2022-10-05 2:24:35 AM  

eurotrader: Lighting: eurotrader: I do miss having an alcoholic drink at a business lunch being normal in the US.

I remember those days.  I will still tolerate a beer over lunch with the people I supervise, but 3 martini lunches are a hard no.

I once had a guy come back from a multiple pint lunch and split himself from navel to sternum climbing a piece of equipment he never should have been on.  Before that my policy was if you could do the job I did not care, that incident changed things.

I have a view that being impaired while working is a form of theft. Still get a kick of a strike of German highway workers when banning drinking beer at lunch on the side of the road was suggested. Germany has way stricter OWI/DUI laws than the US.


I work in an industry where often "dead sober" is actually significantly impaired for a lot of staff. They need what helps them work and need to get to whatever their "normal" is.  I try to be understanding and accommodating because it really is a medical issue for them.  Thankfully these days mostly it's cannabis and not anything stronger.
 
2022-10-05 2:35:50 AM  
I can't believe that a 3 martini lunch used to be a thing.  2 and I couldn't find my way back to work.
 
2022-10-05 2:39:13 AM  
Nowadays I make a pretty good living doing all the drugs then performing back alley abortions.

You'd be amazed what you can make a bong out of.
 
2022-10-05 2:43:11 AM  
If your hangover is bigger than US Steel, you should probably lay off the tequila.
 
2022-10-05 3:15:04 AM  

WeedBong420: Nowadays I make a pretty good living doing all the drugs then performing back alley abortions.

You'd be amazed what you can make a bong out of.


Well, the uterine sac is just a big water balloon after all...
 
2022-10-05 3:38:06 AM  
Some people say marijuana helps with hangovers. How much would legalizing marijuana nationwide counteract the lost productivity from hangovers?
 
2022-10-05 3:40:54 AM  

My Sober Alt: Some people say marijuana helps with hangovers. How much would legalizing marijuana nationwide counteract the lost productivity from hangovers?


Its marijuana instead of alcohol. The lighter body load for similar levels of buzz, that kind of thing.
 
2022-10-05 4:13:12 AM  

Lighting: eurotrader: Lighting: eurotrader: I do miss having an alcoholic drink at a business lunch being normal in the US.

I remember those days.  I will still tolerate a beer over lunch with the people I supervise, but 3 martini lunches are a hard no.

I once had a guy come back from a multiple pint lunch and split himself from navel to sternum climbing a piece of equipment he never should have been on.  Before that my policy was if you could do the job I did not care, that incident changed things.

I have a view that being impaired while working is a form of theft. Still get a kick of a strike of German highway workers when banning drinking beer at lunch on the side of the road was suggested. Germany has way stricter OWI/DUI laws than the US.

I work in an industry where often "dead sober" is actually significantly impaired for a lot of staff. They need what helps them work and need to get to whatever their "normal" is.  I try to be understanding and accommodating because it really is a medical issue for them.  Thankfully these days mostly it's cannabis and not anything stronger.


Restaurant?
 
2022-10-05 4:18:34 AM  

eurotrader: I have a view that being impaired while working is a form of theft.


Sure, when you work at a distillery
 
2022-10-05 4:20:05 AM  

Lighting: eurotrader: Lighting: eurotrader: I do miss having an alcoholic drink at a business lunch being normal in the US.

I remember those days.  I will still tolerate a beer over lunch with the people I supervise, but 3 martini lunches are a hard no.

I once had a guy come back from a multiple pint lunch and split himself from navel to sternum climbing a piece of equipment he never should have been on.  Before that my policy was if you could do the job I did not care, that incident changed things.

I have a view that being impaired while working is a form of theft. Still get a kick of a strike of German highway workers when banning drinking beer at lunch on the side of the road was suggested. Germany has way stricter OWI/DUI laws than the US.

I work in an industry where often "dead sober" is actually significantly impaired for a lot of staff. They need what helps them work and need to get to whatever their "normal" is.  I try to be understanding and accommodating because it really is a medical issue for them.  Thankfully these days mostly it's cannabis and not anything stronger.


Ah, air traffic controller?
 
2022-10-05 4:43:37 AM  
Employees not occasionally getting shiatfaced drunk would cost the economy trillions.
 
2022-10-05 4:46:14 AM  
Remind me again why weed is taxed at ridiculously higher rates?

I'm a huge fan of both, but one definitely has more negative impacts on society and it ain't the one with higher taxes. Doubt that will get fixed in my lifetime.
 
2022-10-05 4:47:31 AM  
I can't believe that a 3 martini lunch used to be a thing.  2 and I couldn't find my way back to work.

Indeed, martinis at lunch used to be the thing in the Don Draper/"Madmen" era.  In fact, many sales managers would coach their staff to have vodka martinis so that the customers wouldn't be as likely to smell the booze.

The VP Sales that I knew at a major consumer electronics company said, "No, I want my sales guys drinking gin martinis!  That way the customers won't think our sales people are just stupid."

/Everybody used to smoke in meetings too.
//Now we just Zoom.
 
2022-10-05 4:56:10 AM  
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2022-10-05 5:16:26 AM  
Well you know if people had good pay, benefits and some hope they might not need drugs and alcohol to cope with the BS.
 
2022-10-05 5:45:49 AM  
Well seeing as the total economic impact of the alcohol industry is $363.33 billion annually, I think we're coming out ahead.
 
2022-10-05 8:41:34 AM  
People drink so they can tolerate working.
 
2022-10-05 9:11:33 AM  
That's a stupid statistic.  People work to live, they don't live to work.  I've got so many allotted days off a year, aside from one year, where I was basically without a reliable assistant and I ended up losing 120 hours of PTO because I couldn't take off, I'm going to use all of it.  Does it matter if I'm burning my time because I'm hungover or going to California for a couple weeks?

Also, 220 billion dollars is a pittance when you're talking about the US economy.
 
2022-10-05 11:08:03 AM  
Huh, my calculations put it at $230 billion. Idiots.
 
2022-10-05 11:40:58 AM  
Terence this is stupid stuff
 
2022-10-05 11:43:11 AM  
well that's real interesting World of Statistics.
But have you seen what World of Lies and World of Damned Lies is saying about that?
Just say'n, you might wanna check it out.
 
2022-10-05 11:44:55 AM  

electricjebus: That's a stupid statistic.  People work to live, they don't live to work.  I've got so many allotted days off a year, aside from one year, where I was basically without a reliable assistant and I ended up losing 120 hours of PTO because I couldn't take off, I'm going to use all of it.  Does it matter if I'm burning my time because I'm hungover or going to California for a couple weeks?

Also, 220 billion dollars is a pittance when you're talking about the US economy.


Honestly, let's see the study on how many hours of PTO workers end up not using every year--I bet that's a nice chunk of change that has only gotten bigger in the age of WFH.
 
2022-10-05 1:11:37 PM  

WhiskeySticks: People drink so they can tolerate working.


I do coke, so I can work more, so I can make more money, so I can do more coke, so I can work more, so I can make more money, so I can do more coke, so I can work more, so I can make more money...
 
2022-10-05 1:13:13 PM  

10Speed: electricjebus: That's a stupid statistic.  People work to live, they don't live to work.  I've got so many allotted days off a year, aside from one year, where I was basically without a reliable assistant and I ended up losing 120 hours of PTO because I couldn't take off, I'm going to use all of it.  Does it matter if I'm burning my time because I'm hungover or going to California for a couple weeks?

Also, 220 billion dollars is a pittance when you're talking about the US economy.

Honestly, let's see the study on how many hours of PTO workers end up not using every year--I bet that's a nice chunk of change that has only gotten bigger in the age of WFH.


Honestly at my last job I left ~6 weeks of sick leave on the table.  Didn't get paid out and it wasn't combined with standard PTO.

When I put in my 2 week notice, I was tempted to forge a doctor's note saying I was suffering from a lack of care and using some of it.
 
2022-10-05 2:21:33 PM  
Has anyone ever done a study on how much productivity is pissed away with shiatty management?

I bet it's a lot more.
 
2022-10-05 2:47:18 PM  
How much "productivity" is lost to vacation days and holidays?

Chatting with coworkers you are friendly with?

Taking the scenic route home from work?

Buying a real Christmas tree instead of re-using a cheap Chinese artificial tree each year?

Trying to quantify every facet of life based on financial data points is absurd. I am a human being, not a resource.
 
2022-10-05 4:01:43 PM  

nytmare: How much "productivity" is lost to vacation days and holidays?

Chatting with coworkers you are friendly with?

Taking the scenic route home from work?

Buying a real Christmas tree instead of re-using a cheap Chinese artificial tree each year?

Trying to quantify every facet of life based on financial data points is absurd. I am a human being, not a resource.


Then why is it called, "Human Resources" then, huh!?

/Bold Chex Mix, cog.
//Cries in a corner.
 
2022-10-05 9:00:52 PM  

Markoff_Cheney: This statistic is bullshiat, because it fails to account for all the bullshiat tolerated as a result of the alcohol that caused the hangover.
I would say that a solid third of the American economy is codependent on getting shiat faced on the weekends and any weeknight you can get away with.


Tell me you work in financial services without saying you work in financial services.
 
2022-10-06 8:39:33 AM  

10Speed: electricjebus: That's a stupid statistic.  People work to live, they don't live to work.  I've got so many allotted days off a year, aside from one year, where I was basically without a reliable assistant and I ended up losing 120 hours of PTO because I couldn't take off, I'm going to use all of it.  Does it matter if I'm burning my time because I'm hungover or going to California for a couple weeks?

Also, 220 billion dollars is a pittance when you're talking about the US economy.

Honestly, let's see the study on how many hours of PTO workers end up not using every year--I bet that's a nice chunk of change that has only gotten bigger in the age of WFH.


I've only had 1 worker lose 1 day of PTO.  That was his own fault.  He saves all his PTO until the end of the year and then usually takes December off... he got Jury duty during his time off and we also have paid Jury duty days, for whatever stupid reason he didn't reschedule.  I make sure my workers use all that they can't carry over into next year by the end of the year.

My first meeting with my current boss was great.  It was in early December when he took over.  He said "I'm going to let you carry your vacation days over into next  year", I responded "I have 160 hours left" to which he replied "I'm going to let you carry some of your vacation days over into next year".

I wasn't really mad about it.  I'm the overnight manager at a factory, my assistant's life went to hell that year.  I knew stuff like that could happen when I was going into management.  I technically could have taken those days off, but that would have involved another manager having to cover for me... and that manager was mad at me because I was absolutely destroying their numbers with a fraction of the resources and making them look bad.  I was afraid they would take it out on my workers.
 
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