Drinking On The Job

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by South Florida Lawns, Aug 23, 2005.

  1. South Florida Lawns

    South Florida Lawns LawnSite Platinum Member
    from usa
    Messages: 4,784

    Do any of you guys drink on the job? I have been seeing more and more LCO's drinking beer around here during the last few lawns of the day. I have mixed feelings about this, for one I know that all this heat kills ya by the end of the day and I'm sure most of us are hurting bad, a few cold ones sure help ease the pain. However I think that it gives the wrong message, kinda unprofessional IMO. What are your thoughts?
  2. HighGrass

    HighGrass LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Z5 MA
    Messages: 1,237

    There is nothing finer than a small glass of chilled Jose Quervo and a Corona......................AFTER WORK! IMHO Drinking on the job opens several cans of worms. Like what if there is an accident? Or what about the heat? Beer only aggrevates dehydration. Drinking has it's time and that time is AFTER WORK!
  3. QualityLawnCare4u

    QualityLawnCare4u LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,758

    No way would I ever drink on the job. Not only illegal in my area but would look very unprofessional. There is not a single client I have that would put up with that for a second. If any person came to my house drinking whether he was a plumber, lco, electrician or whatever I would turn him around right fast like and show him the road. Then when he left I would call the law and report him for driving and drinking. I feel VERY strongly about anyone drinking and driving (long story). However, I have no problem when you get home you can get just as s--t faced as you like as long as you are on your on property. That is your right and I feel just as strongly about a persons rights on his property.
  4. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,969


    I am not a drinker but I have had customer come out and offer a(as in one) Beer to my help on really hot days. I let it slide as a jester of good will. But Let it be known this is a one time or not a regular practice to both the customer and Employees. I have never had a problem with drinking on the job because it doesn't happen.
  5. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
    from here
    Messages: 4,899

    you gotta be kidding? The liabilty issue it would raise is enough to say no, Let alone the fact that beer is a diaretic and will cause more fluid loss.
  6. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    But look at it the other way...it will eliminate some competition. :waving:
  7. Olylawnboy

    Olylawnboy LawnSite Senior Member
    from Oly Wa
    Messages: 311

    Who ya kiddin? You may have seen someone mowing lawns drinking beer at the end of a day on thier machines but you won't see a real LCO doing that...
  8. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,163

    I deffinatly don't drink period, let alone on a clients property!
  9. bigjeeping

    bigjeeping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 903

    I installed a second cup holder on my Z so I can keep 2 cold ones for those big yards... Nothin like booze cruisin down the fairway :D
  10. South Florida Lawns

    South Florida Lawns LawnSite Platinum Member
    from usa
    Messages: 4,784

    People do some dumb things around here, you would be amazed at what you see. Just the other day I saw what appeared to be a dad driving a Volvo station wagon with 2 kids in car seats, and he was drinking a Heineken. A bit strange to me.

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