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One in five workers drunk on the job

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HC Online | 04 Jul 2014, 11:44 AM Agree 0
Research shows that nearly one fifth of employees had gone to work while drunk or tipsy and a similar number had taken a sickie because of drinking. How do you deal with workers under the influence?
  • MM | 04 Jul 2014, 12:32 PM Agree 0
    Re the statement: "If you’re in a sales environment, you may be called upon to entertain a client or to have a meeting over lunch or dinner and if you have a zero tolerance policy on alcohol, that’s not workable" - why on earth would it not be possible to not drink when at a work lunch or dinner? Even when the clients are paying it is never rude to say no to alcohol and ask for something else instead (no matter how pushy some people can get about non-drinkers). If you are making deals over that meal, the employee needs to be 'on their game' - and that means saying no (for the employee not the client)
  • Paul | 04 Jul 2014, 12:52 PM Agree 0
    A survey conducted by the Australian Drug Foundation found that nearly one in five employees had performed work duties while drunk or tipsy.
    Over what a period??? A lifetime of 50 years in the workplace!!!. That’s actually very low.

    Businesses market and sell alcohol therefore its perhaps costing some businesses and making lots of money for other businesses (alcohol retailers) so please don’t plead the case that - businesses are losing out and being hard done by – as other businesses (alcohol retailers) are raking it in therefore not wanting it to stop.
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