10 Apr 2010


COPENHAGEN - Scores of Carlsberg workers walked off their jobs in protest Thursday after the Danish brewer tightened laid-back rules on workplace drinking and removed beer coolers from work sites. The warehouse and production workers in Denmark are rebelling against the company's new alcohol policy, which allows them to drink beer only during lunch hours in the canteen. Previously, they could help themselves to beer throughout the day, from coolers placed around the work sites. The only restriction was "that you could not be drunk at work. 800 workers went on strike Wednesday and around 250 walked off their jobs Thursday, resulting in interruptions to beer transports in and around Copenhagen.Carlsberg's truck drivers joined the strike in sympathy — even though they are exempt from the new rules. The truck drivers are permitted to bring three beers from the canteen because they often don't have time to have lunch there. The trucks have alcohol ignition locks preventing the drivers from driving drunk, he added. Not bad !

In Belgium the police arrested a fire dept pump car which zig zagged on the street. The driver was the fire brigade second lieutenant from Charleroi.Big scandal ! !

A Russian chimpanzee has been sent to rehab.Ex-performing chimp Zhora has been sent to an animal rehabilitation centre by zookeepers because he has reportedly picked up bad smoking and beer-drinking habits from visitors at the zoo in the southern Russian city of Rostov.

A British bartender was saved from death - by his beer belly. Snaz Martin - who runs the Britannia Inn in Kent, South East England - was stabbed with a three-inch blade by a drunken customer after he tried to throw him out the pub, and only survived the attack because his podgy belly protected vital organs.

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Cheers !


diane said...

Give them a beer , I say!

Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

One of our breweries used to allow workers to drink as much as they wanted while at work. It must be different now as I am sure the company would be liable for any accident they were involved in just as beer halls are if one of their customers left their place impaired.

I had a friend who survived a shotgun blast because he was very fat. It was in Jackson, Mississippi when some racist bigot tried to kill him and the local rabbi.

A Lady's Life said...

ooh that hurts lol
I think drinking at work is not advisable but after work, why not Hang out at the canteen and have a few if its all right by the company or take a few cool ones home.
I prefer to drink at home since then I don';t have to worry about getting home. lol

Melli said...

Oh my gosh! I'm STUNNED! I can't even IMAGINE workers being allowed to drink alcohol on the job - ESPECIALLY around machines! And WHO is in charge of deciding if they are DRUNK or not??? Oy! Sometimes I'm really GLAD I live where I do! LOL!