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No beer at work?!

By Tony Hicks
Thursday, April 8th, 2010 at 3:23 pm in Uncategorized.

This is one of the most abusive management tactics I’ve ever seen perpetuated on a workforce. There oughta be a law.

Workers at the Carlsberg brewery in Copenhagen – which is somewhere near Europe or something – walked off their jobs in protest Thursday after the Danish brewer tightened rules about drinking on the job.

I’m about to walk out of this office in solidarity with my oppressed brothers and sisters in … uh … an industry. It’s outrageous. Because apparently management will now only allow employees to drink beer at lunchtime! In the company canteen!

Clearly, someone needs to bomb Copenhagen, or invade on compassionate grounds, or something. This sort of abuse can’t be allowed. Especially among the Carlsberg truck drivers, who can only take three beers with them on the road when they leave the factory’s canteen.

The brewery used to have coolers around the site where workers could crack a cold one at their leisure. Now those poor people have to look at all that beer rolling by on the assembly line, knowing they can’t partake in the cool, crisp, crackling fresh taste of a Carlsberg unless it’s at lunch.

Solidarity, my friends. SOLIDARITY!

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5 Responses to “No beer at work?!”

  1. Sonia Says:

    Tony, did you find this story by Googling “drinking on the job”?

  2. Tony Hicks Says:

    You say that like it’s bad or something.

  3. lynne Says:

    Don’t you miss Laverne & Shirley ? Thanks for remembering…

  4. Ed Says:

    A friend of mine used to work at Anheiser-Busch in Fairfield and told me they used to have beer breaks. It was OK along as you didn’t get drunk on the job. They stopped in the late 80’s.

  5. Gina & Suma Says:

    Love you! Start a pod-cast. Start-a-pod-cast! The lunch-room chant! The-lunch-room-chant!

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