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Work Parties and Why Wine Is A Bad Idea

August 28, 2012 by Lady Unemployed

Wine on the Porch

So far I have no funny stories about drunk coworkers (yet), but I was at a birthday party for a coworker and wine was served. Everyone acted normal, of course, but it reminded me of a Christmas party I was at last year where alcohol was served.

Boy do some people really know how to put it away.

The last Christmas party I was at that included liquor – one female coworker put away 3 glasses of wine within two hours (and it’s about 4 in the afternoon by the way). And she confessed to only one small glass to a coworker who didn’t go to the party that next morning.

Then, two male coworkers at the same party put away about four or five beers each. Then took home a six pack.

And you know? Parties at work are fun. But I mean, who wants to drink that much at work? I think it’s a dangerous path, because I don’t know about you, but I get very opinionated after a glass of wine and the last thing I want is for my candid opinions to come flying out at work. Very bad idea.

Not to mention the crude comments that happened at my latest wine-included work party. Something about a yoga exercise ball was involved.


Just a note to remember…wine and work parties really don’t mix.

…Kind of like wine and hot dogs.

A little sickening and ultimately headed for disaster.


  1. April says:

    Did they do anything crazy or “drunken-like”? Otherwise, you haven’t given enough information to say that alcohol at a work party is a bad idea. I mean, you state it, but I’m not sure why it’s a problem. Unless, you have a story that you aren’t providing.

  2. Lady J says:

    Ok, the thought of wine and hot dogs made me a bit sick to my stomach, but I look forward to your new employment adventures. Good luck!

  3. Mike says:

    I’ve been there before and done it. Apologizing to the office manager after a work party and too many beers is not a good way to start a week!

  4. Susan Cooper says:

    I so agree. I was attending a company party where the booze, wine and beer was flowing. The next day an HR investigation was launched. 2 from the party were let go. Even though it was served and available. The company still expected everyone to be responsible and professional. 🙂

  5. Irish Carter says:

    LOL-you always come up with the most creative titles. Love it. I have to agree with you when it comes to company functions..know your boundaries because coworkers are not your close intimate friends and more than likely there will be talk the next morning. = )

    Glad to be part of your tribe = ) Hope the new job is going fantastic = )


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