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Keg at work

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Big Buckin' agate_monkey, Aug 10, 2007.

  1. Big Buckin' agate_monkey

    Big Buckin' agate_monkey Active Member

    I work at a university and I walk in from lunch today. The alumni people downstairs say, "Hey wait, we need your help." So I stop, find out they want me to bring a keg into the house in which we work.
    They're having a going away party for an employee this afternoon. On company time (between 3-5 p.m. CDT for those interested), a keg will be tapped for all to enjoy the crisp, refreshing goodness inside.

    I've been in the working world for a decade or so. I've never seen this or heard of it. I don't expect kegs every six months (I've been on the job about six months), but have you ever had an open keg on company time?

    Side note: This is a very encouraging sign to support my decision to leave TV/Web and, ultimately, media in general.
  2. Flash

    Flash Guest

    Not an open keg ... but we just got back from a liquid lunch.
  3. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Drunk Flash on a Friday!! Whoo hoo! Where's Rodney Carrington!

    Seriously, first paper I ever worked for had a tap in the basement lunchroom. Never saw it in use, but the fact that it was there told me it wasn't a virgin...
  4. spaceman

    spaceman Active Member

    you never worked at a web company in the nineties, did you?
  5. Big Buckin' agate_monkey

    Big Buckin' agate_monkey Active Member

  6. Flash

    Flash Guest

    Every Friday. Marketing is way more fun than journalism.
  7. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    We always toyed around with the idea of bringing a keg or a few cases to work at my old joint. There's an old conference room that no one really uses, and it's virtually dead there after 5 p.m. and completely empty on the weekends.

    Sadly, we never did it.
  8. Once, I worked at an "alternative" newspaper that was very often edited in the bar across the street.
  9. Big Buckin' agate_monkey

    Big Buckin' agate_monkey Active Member

    That's what I'm thinking today about PR-magazine.
  10. Pastor

    Pastor Active Member

    We never did a keg, but we have bought cases of beer for enjoyment during the working hour. Those were the days that I hoped to not receive any real work. The results could have been disasterous.
  11. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Fridges stocked with 50 cent frozen burritos and cold beer. Ahh yes, I remember it well...
  12. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    A few jobs ago worked at a publishing company where all marketing meetings were scheduled for 3:30 Friday afternoon at Scotland Yard, a pub in our building.

    Came up with some great campaigns by about 6:00
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