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    Yep this was the norm for us in the company I worked with.

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    My workplace has zero limit if we need to drive, so most of the time we don't drink in case we need to drive.

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    It all sounds very indulgent to me! Dining out over a glass of wine on a normal work day?

    My reality is leftovers at my desk with a glass of water.

    I've worked in offices for many years in different industries and it's not something I would consider the norm.

    I can only imagine you'd have to be making good money to buy lunch and wine every day. It's just not something I could afford, nor would I want to really. A glass of wine is a relaxer for me - I can't imagine I'd be terribly motivated to get stuck back into my work afterwards!

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    Now I want wine....

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    I know some of my colleagues occasionally indulge in a glass of wine at lunch but that's only if they're out for a birthday or farewell.

    Personally I think it's unprofessional to drink during work hours. I also think it COULD indicate an alcohol problem but my views are probably a bit biased because two of my colleagues drink a bottle of wine each most nights, and they're the two main ones who drink with lunch.

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    Not the done thing at my work (real estate). Occasionally we have a work lunch (like recently our boss took us out to lunch at a winery in the Yarra Valley), and at those it is totally acceptable to have a glass or two.

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    Not in a normal day but when clients take us out for lunch then yes, or when we have had a birthday lunch or every time after a successful sale/auction a lot of owners open champagne so we are obliged to have a glass

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    That would really **** me off. As a non practising alcoholic, I would rather be the "odd ball" and not engage in their lunches at all. I would also not feel comfortable at the workplace with people who have been drinking.
    Seriously? Drinking at work?!
    I agree with pp about it being unprofessional and possibly a problem.
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    Wherever I've worked a glass of wine with lunch has been okay.

    Personally, if I do have a wine at lunch I limit it to only one and I only do it on a rare occasion (I'm talking less than once a quarter and its normally only for a special occasion). The wine I drink is low alcohol but I just done fell like I can work if I have more than one glass. I'd prefer a lemonade if I've got a lot on in the afternoon.

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    I'm a teacher and its a massive no-no for us. No alcohol allowed on school property even!


 

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