Thursday, April 24, 2008
One thing has really surprised me. Both meetings have been immediately after traditional work hours. I am stunned, truly, at the percentage of people in the organization who have drinks before the meetings.
I've never been a happy hour guy. I honestly thought the practice of "having drinks" before dinner was dying off with my parents' generation. If this group of people is at all indicative of what's going on out there, I have been thoroughly mistaken.
I'm not sitting in judgment of this at all. It's legal and obviously socially acceptable. It's just not part of my lifestyle. I also didn't see anyone have more than one drink, so I guess everyone was good to drive. Furthermore, I saw several people order a beer or a glass of wine and leave half of it on the table.
So, I came to the conclusion that some people feel there is an expectation that they will drink at these functions. I hope that's not true. If it is, that's something I find troublesome.
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Posted by Darrell at 4/24/2008