THE GOOGLE CEO HAS STOLEN THE BEERS! HOW TO KEEP YOURS SAFE THIS SILLY SEASON
This past week, Google CEO Sundar Pichai has stolen the beers. Well not all of them, just most of them, with restrictions in place for all Google employees on alcohol at work and work-related functions.
The revelations come following a staged global walkout with some 20'000 Googlers leaving in protest over the mistreatment of sexual harassment claims.
Pichai’s new policy says that leaders who don’t action plans to limit how much booze is consumed at functions could lead to a serious reprimand.
But Why you ask?
Well, 1in 5 of Google’s sexual harassment claims were fuelled by alcohol!
Pretty damning and word is that if the behaviour continues the parental ban on drinking could turn into the entire workforce being cut off at the bar.
The new rules have seen teams placing two-drink limits on staff and others with a ticket system. Should have gone a Tokens System.
It’s not like this is the first time these things have happened in the workplace, many companies I go into have locks on the fridges until Friday, others with bans on hard liqueur because somebody did something that we “best” “not” “mention”…
As adults with supposed freedom, our workplaces don’t trust us to not be dicks.
So, leading into our respective “Silly Seasons” how can we go about not f*cking it like Google have so you can enjoy your drinking through the New Year and into 2019.
THREE SIMPLE WAYS TO NOT LOSE YOUR BEERS THIS SILLY SEASON
- Change up your drinks fridge: There are so many breweries, vineyards and distilleries out there with stories to tell. Rather than standing around tipping in the same old shit. Spice it up, support local, in still some respect into the craft and throw in some Friday narrative that isn’t just bitching about clients.
Suggestion: Sparkke Brewery — An all-female brewery who give heaps of shits about producing quality alcohol beer and how to treat people with respect
- Plan some alternate events: When you go to a pub for a function with nothing else to do except get Footy Drunk, you wonder why this shit happens. Go bowling, make some pottery, whatever it is you can still drink, just don’t make it the focus.
Suggestion: Mashay — Rad days out for your office (booze optional)
- Get a dude in a party shirt to come in to talk about Mindful Drinking: Yeah shameless self-promotion at its finest. I run transformational workshops and masterminds for businesses looking to change so they don’t end up like Google.
Suggestion: You can book a 15 minute call to see if we’re a fit here.
Doesn’t have to be on an island, your office will be fine ;)
My final suggestion would be to get in quick and make a change before someone puts on the Beer Googles at your next function and ruins it for everyone.