Yep this was the norm for us in the company I worked with.
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15-10-2014 10:27 #21
15-10-2014 10:43 #22
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.
15-10-2014 11:12 #23
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!
15-10-2014 11:24 #24
Now I want wine....
15-10-2014 11:29 #25
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.
15-10-2014 11:42 #26
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.
15-10-2014 11:56 #27
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
15-10-2014 12:09 #28Senior Member
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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.
Last edited by Little Miss Muffet; 15-10-2014 at 12:12.
15-10-2014 12:25 #29
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.
15-10-2014 12:32 #30
I'm a teacher and its a massive no-no for us. No alcohol allowed on school property even!
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