when did the 3 martini lunch end?
July 21st, 2007 10:54pm
"The three-martini lunch is the epitome of American efficiency. Where else can you get an earful, a bellyful and a snootful at the same time?"
It never did end as far as I am aware. It is, however, one in a while occurrence and not an everyday thing. There are times when in support of a better and more harmonious work/life balance you just have to blow off an afternoon.
count on bv for a little pointless disagreement.
ok, for the cot lawyers, let me rephrase, when was it popular?
It never was popular, dummy. It's a myth.
Even in the 50's and 60's people knew they had to get work done. It was reserved for entertaining clients and times of special celebration like winning a big account.
why does not knowing that make the OP a dummy? also, how do you know that?
The local watering hole near my place of employ is regularly packed to the gills come 1 or 2pm.
Put it this way: any one who hides behind a blank ID is fair game to be called a loser of a nonentity who was probably born with gross deformities and half their brain missing, who has to wear a bib because they dribble down their front all day. Why should anyone care half a limp dicked fuck about what they post?
Lemon in his martini.
We had our receptionist primed to divert all calls every Friday afternoon as we went "missing, presumed pissed".
That was the early 90's
>>> we went "missing, presumed pissed".
But everyone knows aussies are souses.
July 22nd, 2007 1:17am
However this outfit with headquarters in Connecticut partied hard at all levels.
I think it was Ross Perot who had a no alcohol policy at one of his firms and invited a load of European journalists over for a publicity do. He was somewhat chastened when his head of PR told him if they didn't serve drinks it would be corporate suicide.
Drinking at lunchtime is alive and well in Europe, as it always has been.
I have no problem with people having a drink with their lunch.
3 drinks, however...
July 22nd, 2007 6:12am
*Good* code, not likely!
July 22nd, 2007 2:36pm
hey trollop, I worked at a place like that (the Fri afternoon ritual) in the late 80's.
It was a pretty productive shop too. I've worked at places since that have a lot less fun and get a lot less done.
... and, in shades of 'Alex', my interview did conclude with something like
future boss : "so what do you do to relax ... ?"
me : "well, I like a pint ..."
big smiles all round and I was offered the job that afternoon.
That said, the int didn't actually happen in the pub. And they did ask some quite decent technical questions, which I had answered ok ...
Heh. We hired someone recently, and we joked that part of the reason he accepted was we took him for a three hour lunch down the pub after the interview. ;-)
Sometime in the 1970's, when women entered the board room in a big way.
"Getting drunk to bond with your buddies" just doesn't work as well when there's a woman there.
Seems to me.