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Tip Of The Day - 1/12/06 - Drinking On The Job

Discussion in 'Industry Surveys & Polls' started by Sean Adams, Jan 12, 2006.

  1. Sean Adams

    Sean Adams LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,597

    Not really a tip - maybe more of a warning....saw on the news yesterday that a study shows that 90% of people have at one time or another drank on the job - and I'm not referring to GatorAde... shocked me - ever had this happen in your dealings with your employees?
  2. lawnjockey51

    lawnjockey51 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 132

    When I worked for the phone company in Chicago back in the early 70's it was not only normal, but almost expected. The unofficial rule for linemen was to "be able to drink for 12 hours and still get the truck back to the garage."
  3. PR Fect

    PR Fect LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,076

    That study must have talked to allot of "power-lunch" people. I do not think it would be as high in the non suit area. Most I know save it for happy hour after the work is done. PR
  4. jc50292

    jc50292 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 34

    I for one love to have a beer after mowing my lawn, but I seperate that from mowing someone else's lawn. This sort of thing may be acceptable in someplace like Germany, but my business is here in the States. Stick with the Gatorade and water guys.
  5. MarcSmith

    MarcSmith LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,157

    i know that i have had the occasional beer at lunch when i working for tglc and Even my own Company. But it did not happen often....I was never on the job chugging.
  6. BSME

    BSME LawnSite Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 829

    sorry I'm a little late to this one...

    but I never understood those homeowners that offer you a beer when you show up...
    for one... you're driving around all day
    two.. I'm about to work on YOUR yard

  7. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
    from here
    Messages: 4,899

    Not weird its a calculated move on there part. Lets have a beer like friends do and now were friends and your refreshed so I'm sure you knock a little off the bill FRIEND.
  8. Paradise Landscapes

    Paradise Landscapes LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 959

    Gatorade + power drinks for me. I never take drinks from customers' only if they ask me while I'm working. Some actually expect to see some off the bill.
    When they ask me, I just tell them ice.

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