Drink Booze and Profit
WASHINGTON (AFP) - People who consume alcohol earn significantly more at their jobs than non-drinkers, according to a US study that highlighted "social capital" gained from drinking.
The study published in the Journal of Labor Research Thursday concluded that drinkers earn 10 to 14 percent more than teetotalers, and that men who drink socially bring home an additional seven percent in pay.
"Social drinking builds social capital," said Edward Stringham, an economics professor at San Jose State University and co-author of the study with fellow researcher Bethany Peters.
So screw green tea!
son of parnas
September 14th, 2006 1:17pm
I don't like beer. Can't stand it. Am I alone on this here?
September 14th, 2006 1:18pm
I felt that way for years, but I'm getting used to beer.
Social drinking also builds... or maybe I should say "dulls, extreme sensitivity," which holds a lot of people back.
September 14th, 2006 1:19pm
No, I think it's gross too. My husband and I buy the really cheap wine with 6% or less alcohol. :)
the great purple
September 14th, 2006 1:19pm
I don't get how beer is refreshing either... After you a long hot day you want to sit down and drink a fermented bread solution?!? It makes no sense.
September 14th, 2006 1:21pm
"Dinner in a can."
I've heard people say that they want a nice, cold, refreshing beer and I never got that either.
September 14th, 2006 1:22pm
> I don't like beer. Can't stand it. Am I alone on
> this here?
I drink beer.
I smell good on the inside.
-- Almost Sharkfish
Experiment with different flavors. I found jasmine beer in the chinese store recently and I know there are other flavors out there.
-- Almost the great purple
To make it more palatable, just dilute it with vodka.
-- Almost Advanced Task Manager 3
I like the taste of beer. Beer cream is awesome.
-- Almost wicket awethome
Jamba Juice has that Beer Blast smoothie... damn that's some good shit.
-- Almost Jöhn Härën
son of parnas
September 14th, 2006 1:24pm
I love beer. And wine.
I'm really starting to get into wine.. getting married, I think, does that to you: nothing by wine everywhere.
September 14th, 2006 1:32pm
Whiskey all the way.
Different flavours for different moods.
Forced smoking outside buildings has also made it a very social capital building activity.
September 14th, 2006 1:38pm
>>> nothing by wine everywhere.
?? Are you channelling the Rick-bot?
If it's supposed to be "nothing but wine everywhere" I still don't get it.
I can't be bothered to take the time to figure out wine - too many variations. I'll drink it if it's offered, and enjoy it if it's good, but having a glass of wine just isn't my thing.
If I want to relax, I'll have a greyhound made w/ 98% grain alcohol. (I can't figure out why that's available at the duty-free stores coming back into BC.)
September 14th, 2006 1:42pm
Uh ... that's a stupid mistake even I won't make.
September 14th, 2006 1:52pm
Wow sop, that's a tour-de-force of paying attention. Don't think I could have pulled that off :)
Who was the guy who had a summary of all CoTers on his computer?
September 14th, 2006 1:57pm
Beer, wine, hard liquor, the only thing that gives me trouble is some of the sweet drinks, or cheap liquor. A friend brought back baijo from China, and I had what I'm told is the normal western reaction: "keep that shit covered unless you want me to puke!"
Im a freak though and make my own beer and wine. In fact we're looking to open up the most recent batch this weekend.
>>> Who was the guy who had a summary of all CoTers on his computer?
What's a summary of all CoTers? At one point I made a quick list of all the regulars I knew of and the "facts" I knew about them.
September 14th, 2006 2:02pm
Nice, Clay. I already thought of making my own beer, but I'm afraid to spend money on it and then give up after the first couple of bacthes.
I thought that was you, Ward.
September 14th, 2006 2:04pm
I'm sure I've seen studies like this on smoking as well.
September 14th, 2006 2:07pm
I'm updating your entry to be a lot nastier...
September 14th, 2006 2:09pm
Oh and on the beer side, other than beer being an aquired taste, I personally find beer in a pub (i.e. on tap) tastes a lot better than the stuff in cans, so don't try to learn at home.
September 14th, 2006 2:11pm
Yes, Beer on Tap is definetly better.
> I'm updating your entry to be a lot nastier...
September 14th, 2006 2:19pm
it really should state that if you often go to social company functions where people drink alchohol, you are probably not a low ranking peon.
September 14th, 2006 2:40pm
It builds social capital unless you drink alone. In which case it redistributes capital to your local liquor distributor.
++ Clay. It's not that hard to make your own. Bumming around Portland Oregon 10 years ago, every roomming situation I was in was either brewing beer or growing weed in the basement (sometimes both).
Likewise I agree the sweet alcohol concoctions are the worst (though an Irish coffee once in a while is a treat).
As a bitter taste is the body's first-response system against toxins. "acquiring" the taste for bitter foods (beer, coffee, unsweetened chocolate, ku ding cha, bitter melons, mushrooms) is an overcoming of selfishness for the pleasures of company.
In fact there should be a CoT brew; there's enough bitterness to go around.
September 14th, 2006 2:43pm
I'm not understanding you. Doesn't it mean the drinks at lunchtime, or after work, rather than formally arranged events?
September 14th, 2006 2:45pm
Oops, that last post was aimed at Kenny.
September 14th, 2006 2:46pm
Who knew son of parnas has a sense of humor.
I'd concoct a CoT brew, but I'd probably have to piss in it to make it reflect the atmosphere, and that's hard on the yeast.
Scott, my assumption may be wrong.
<<the study found that workers who drank in a social setting earned more than those who tipped a glass at home>>
I thought about the difference between people who drank at home, and how they differed from people who make more money and also drank socially.
My conclusion was that the latter group was probably composed of people with better jobs, but not necessarily because they drank.
September 14th, 2006 3:08pm
..and if you drink on the golf course, you've got executive potential written all over you.
September 14th, 2006 3:37pm
Even if you're my caddie and it's just backwash?
September 14th, 2006 3:42pm
from: Love is A Mad Dog From Hell
I don't know how many bottles of beer
I have consumed while waiting for things
to get better
I dont know how much wine and whisky
I have consumed after
splits with women-
waiting for the phone to ring
waiting for the sound of footsteps,
and the phone to ring
waiting for the sounds of footsteps,
and the phone never rings
until much later
and the footsteps never arrive
until much later
when my stomach is coming up
out of my mouth
they arrive as fresh as spring flowers:
"what the hell have you done to yourself?
it will be 3 days before you can fuck me!"
the female is durable
she lives seven and one half years longer
than the male, and she drinks very little beer
because she knows its bad for the figure.
while we are going mad
they are out
dancing and laughing
with horney cowboys.
well, there's beer
sacks and sacks of empty beer bottles
and when you pick one up
the bottle fall through the wet bottom
of the paper sack
spilling gray wet ash
and stale beer,
or the sacks fall over at 4 a.m.
in the morning
making the only sound in your life.
rivers and seas of beer
the radio singing love songs
as the phone remains silent
and the walls stand
straight up and down
and beer is all there is.
September 14th, 2006 5:14pm
There are a few lines missing from that.
But at least I know
I get paid more
than the bitches.
September 14th, 2006 6:25pm