Sanding our assholes with 150 grit. Slowly. Lovingly.

when did the 3 martini lunch end?

start?
Permalink DD 
July 21st, 2007 10:53pm
about 3pm.
Permalink Send private email Philo 
July 21st, 2007 10:54pm
1955-1970?
Permalink Gandolf 
July 21st, 2007 11:00pm
"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?"
Permalink President Gerald R Ford 
July 21st, 2007 11:03pm
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.
Permalink Send private email bon vivant 
July 21st, 2007 11:23pm
count on bv for a little pointless disagreement.

ok, for the cot lawyers, let me rephrase, when was it popular?
Permalink  
July 21st, 2007 11:25pm
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.
Permalink Send private email bon vivant 
July 21st, 2007 11:29pm
why does not knowing that make the OP a dummy? also, how do you know that?
Permalink why are people so rude? 
July 21st, 2007 11:32pm
The local watering hole near my place of employ is regularly packed to the gills come 1 or 2pm.
Permalink Send private email Impractical Economist 
July 21st, 2007 11:38pm
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?
Permalink Send private email bon vivant 
July 21st, 2007 11:39pm
why so sour bon vivant?
Permalink mod parent up!!!! 
July 21st, 2007 11:44pm
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
Permalink trollop 
July 22nd, 2007 12:40am
Just in:

http://www.alexcartoon.com/index.cfm?cartoons_id=3025
Permalink  
July 22nd, 2007 12:46am
>>> we went "missing, presumed pissed".

But everyone knows aussies are souses.
Permalink Send private email Ward 
July 22nd, 2007 1:17am
Too true.

However this outfit with headquarters in Connecticut partied hard at all levels.
Permalink trollop 
July 22nd, 2007 4:02am
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.
Permalink Send private email Stephen Jones 
July 22nd, 2007 5:48am
I have no problem with people having a drink with their lunch.

3 drinks, however...
Permalink Send private email xampl 
July 22nd, 2007 6:12am
Very little code getting written after 3 drinks.
Permalink guess worker 
July 22nd, 2007 9:19am
Code, maybe.
*Good* code, not likely!
Permalink Send private email xampl 
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.
Permalink $-- 
July 22nd, 2007 6:29pm
... 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 ...
Permalink $-- 
July 22nd, 2007 6:32pm
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. ;-)
Permalink Send private email bon vivant 
July 22nd, 2007 6:37pm
it's called "rapport building" :-)
Permalink $-- 
July 22nd, 2007 6:41pm
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.
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
July 23rd, 2007 9:22am
It's that nasty fear of sexual harrassment.

You go have some drinks and someone makes a pass, next thing you know, Sally is running the show because she's hired a lawyer and threatened to sue if she isn't promoted yearly.
Permalink Send private email JoC 
July 23rd, 2007 11:58am

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