Call it a wink and a nod to television’s MAD MEN, but a new trend in the office/workplace seems to be offering workers alcohol as an additional incentive.
Obviously this “perk” might be better suited to certain companies than others like ad agencies, tech firms, and um… radio stations. I don’t think I want to see a mini-bar in my doctor’s office. Then again, if I’m his LAST physical of the day – why not?
Like any perk or policy at work, there are risks. For those who DON’T drink, a policy like this could be exclusionary if “after-work” cocktails in the break room become the only type of socialization amongst employees.
Personally, I like the idea. I know that may not be a shocking revelation, but it does pose a bit of a problem. My show is off the air at 9:30 a.m. and some would think that’s a little early to hit the post-job juice. Then again, like the old saying goes: “It’s 5 o’clock somewhere.”