RE: FWD: You will be what?

Subject: RE: FWD: You will be what?
From: "Jane Carnall" <jane -dot- carnall -at- digitalbridges -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 30 Aug 2002 16:45:13 +0100

<But, was wine introduced into your cafeteria?>

Wine was no longer available in the Compaq cafeteria for staff. The opinions
of staff on being deprived of a glass of wine at lunchtime were not
considered as relevant as the opinions of potential or actual customers.

<Seriously, my experience in Europe was that alcohol was sometimes available
in corporate cafeterias. Never in the USA. I once worked at a New-England
company where, following a merger with a bible-belt company, the sales force
were no longer permitted to buy any alcohol for prospective customers of the
1/2-to-million-dollar product.>

One reason why I never went to IBM parties when I worked for them was that
they didn't do booze. Not even off company property outside working hours:
if it was an IBM-organised event, there was no alcohol...

Based on about a dozen visits to the US, my sweeping opinion is that USians
don't do social drinking quite the same way Brits do. Drinking wine (or
beer) is assumed normal in the UK at almost any social event. From my
limited experience of American social events, this is not so in the US...

Jane Carnall
Apologies for the long additional sig: it is added automatically and outwith
my control.
Home: hj -dot- carnall -at- virgin -dot- net


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