Jessica Price wrote:thejeff wrote:I dunno, booze is everywhere in tech, and abundant in workplaces.Quark Blast wrote:
Related question. Do people really drink that much?
The drinking seemed over the top to me. I've never seen an office with bars built in or wine on every desk. Or a pharmacy with beer on tap.I suspect that's partly intentional - reflecting what the world looked like to her when she was trying to stay sober - temptation everywhere.
Maybe? I don't work in a startup or anything like that, so maybe the culture is different. I mean, sure people drink after work and talk about drinking, but not openly drinking at work. No bottles on the office desks or anything. Closest would be going out for lunch and having a drink or two.
Or at office parties, but that's not work time.
My buddy works for a startup in Seattle and brags about the kegs in the office. If your sober at work your in the minority, and there is a very fraty mentality. Meanwhile, the most I have ever seen is groups that hit up a bar and have maybe 1 beer, 2 on special occasions, at lunch, and while there is some discussions about alcohol, no one talks about getting wasted as recent things. I think it has a lot to do with the corporate environment you are in.