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darmstadt
16th May 2008, 08:32
Meeting at 9:30 this morning to announce our product going GA. 6 bottles of champagne were quaffed, does that happen in the UK?

Jubber
16th May 2008, 08:46
I used to turn up to work still drunk from the night before. Does that count.?

EternalOptimist
16th May 2008, 08:49
I think it used to be common, many places had their own bar, but now its frowned upon.
The last place I worked that had its own bar was the beeb, white city. The operations manager would often take sickies because he hit the bar at 18:00 , got hammered, then got such bad hangovers next am he couldnt work. twat







:rolleyes:

KathyWoolfe
16th May 2008, 08:51
At my last permie job we toasted a successful project implementation with bottles of bubbly in the office (for those who actually wanted to celebrate). Don't think it was expensive champagne though, more likely sparkling wine.

Moscow Mule
16th May 2008, 08:56
Was taken to what was "One of two" on London Wall after completion of a project a few years ago, along with everybody else involved (about 30-40 people).

I think the managers card had close to £3000 on it by 8:30 and I'd definitely drunk more than my share of very nice bubbly.

But no, never had drinks in the office.

Archangel
16th May 2008, 09:12
I wouldn't know, never had a successful implementation.

Wilmslow

BoredBloke
16th May 2008, 09:18
On a project I was on we were working in the US. The company sent this girl over from the UK to find out why costs were running up - she bollocked lots of the senior PM's for most of the day because of how they were wasting money. In the evening she went out for a meal with us which cost about $2500 to feed 10 people - and I hardly ate anything!

themistry
16th May 2008, 09:18
I wouldn't know, never had a successful implementation.

Wilmslow

:spel Alter ego perhaps?

Jog On
16th May 2008, 09:26
Had tons of champaign yesterday and last night at cleintco but it was a jewellery auction in a swanky hotel (which also houses the clientco office)

This client has booze all over the place, People have bubbly, wine and spirits visible around the office. The CEO has his own cabinet.

Last place I was permie at it was a disciplinary to drink in the office. One guy got disciplined for having a vodka jelly shot with a buinch of mates at his desk at 5:30 Pm on a Friday just before going to the pub…..

oracleslave
16th May 2008, 09:26
On a project I was on we were working in the US. The company sent this girl over from the UK to find out why costs were running up - she bollocked lots of the senior PM's for most of the day because of how they were wasting money. In the evening she went out for a meal with us which cost about $2500 to feed 10 people - and I hardly ate anything!

More importantly though did she have nice norks or did they send out a minger?

BoredBloke
16th May 2008, 09:28
No she was a minger

Archangel
16th May 2008, 09:35
:spel Alter ego perhaps?

No, I'm Spartacus

Pondlife
16th May 2008, 10:52
Previous Co used to have a regular team meeting in the 'club' with free booze to encourage attendance. In fact the 'club' is the only place to sell booze in the village as it was set up by Quakers.


Booze bill for the last implementation party at current co was £15K. Still, they can afford it.:music:

Advocate
16th May 2008, 11:35
Currently have regular 'meetings' in the office, crate of beer, wine and spirits plus snacks/nibbles.

Probably a couple of times a month.

:)